Animation Masterclass: Yoriko Mizushiri
Reconstructing the Sense of Touch
Yoriko Mizushiri has been acclaimed internationally for her trilogy on the sense of touch and its chain links: Futon, Snow Hut, and Veil. In this masterclass, along with the screening of these films, she talks about what she was thinking during their production, what she aims to do with her next film, and making “sensuous” films in general.
Futon (Yoriko Mizushiri, 2012, Japan, 6min)
Snow Hut (Yoriko Mizushiri, 2013, Japan, 5min)
Maku (Veil) (Yoriko Mizushiri, 2014, 5min)
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).