Kaku Arakawa | Japan | 2018 | 70m | PG
Japanese with English Subtitles
In 2013 film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he couldn’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators Miyazaki embarked on a new endeavor, his first project ever to utilize CGI. But Miyazaki, who had been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronted many challenges. The documentary even faces the danger of being cancelled. Go behind the scenes as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create a new short film.
Short Before Feature
Sincerely Yours, Mrs. Taylor
Sam Decoste | Nova Scotia | 2017 | 5m
Inspired by a letter to a national media outlet, Mrs Taylor tells us about her grandmother's experience during the Halifax Explosion.