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New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015  31st October 2015 –3rd November 2016

3rd November - 6th November , 2016 3rd November - 6th November , 2016

SPECIAL JURY FOR Music Animation Competition 

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group_inou

Japan

group _inou is a Japanese duo formed in 2003 by imai(Composer) and cp(MC). The duo have released 4 albums on their own label “GAL” that was established in 2006. imai’s electribe manipulation combines fantastic melody with absolute chaos, the tunes get the crowd enthused and amped just in a moment. Moving around the stage, cp demonstrates vocal and MC in various styles and perform the perfect interaction with words and the tunes sometimes emotionally, sometimes humorous. group_inou has its own sound and groove that are original and beyond genre, containing different types of features and attitudes ranging from electro, hip-hop, hardcore, pops and so on. Since the beginning of their career, group_inou has been playing with many artists worldwide and has performed at huge festivals throughout Japan such as FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, BAYCAMP, RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL and COUNTDOWN JAPAN. The duo won the New Face Award at Japan Media Arts Festival and the Awards for Excellence at The Asia Digital Arts Awards for their music video of the track “EYE” from the 4th album “MAP”. group_inou’s artistic activity is not only in music scene but in graphic arts and video works, collaborating with numerous creators and their free and creative works have been more successful and spotlighted in every field.

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Yoriko Mizushiri

Japan

Born in 1984, Aomori Pref., Yoriko Mizushiri is a filmmaker who mainly creates hand drawn animations. Her films are distinguished for their expression of sensual line and movement through the motifs of body parts, sushi, tea, sleep, and other daily rituals. Her most recent animated shorts, Futon, Snow Mountain, and Maku, have been screened and awarded at festivals all over the world like Japan Media Arts Festival (New face Award, Animation Division), International Animation Festival Hiroshima (Renzo Kinoshita Prize), Fantoche International Film Festival (High Risk Award), World Festival of Animated Film Zagreb (Jury Award), Berlin International Film Festival (Official Screening).

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nuQ

Japan

Animation artist. Her graduation work “New Tokyo Ondo” (animation), screened internationally, won Campus Genius Award GOLD at 18th Student CG Contest and also selected as Jury Selection at 16th Japan Media Arts Festival. While doing exhibitions at some venues like pixiv Zingaro (Tokyo) and Shibu-karu Festival (Bangkok). she also does client works like music videos for the band CHATMONCHY and NHK Educational TV, and campaign ads for Lawson.