Obon

Animation, Documentary

Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion of Hiroshima. During Obon she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.
Directors André Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann)
Duration 15 min
Country Germany
Year 2018
Production Hörmann-Filmproduction
Awards 31st Minimalen Short Film Festival 2019:
Best Intl. Film

FRONTDOC 2018:
Youth Jury Award

38th Hawaii Intl. Film Festival 2018:
Special Mention

42nd CINANIMA 2018:
Grand Prix

58th Krakow Film Festival:
Siver Dragon

6th Insomnia Intl. Animation Film Festival 2018:
Special Mention

9th DOC NYC 2018:
Special Mention

ASIFA-South Animation Festival and Conference 2018:
Animation for All Award

Asifa EAST Animation Festival 2018:
Best of Fest

Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2018:
Special Mention

Festival Intl. de cine de Huesca:
Special Mention

Intl. Trickfilmwochenende Wiesbaden 2018:
Audience Award

doxs Duisburg:
Große Klappe
Screenings 7th Speechless Film Festival 2019
22nd Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2019
8th Underexposed Film Festival yc 2019
4th GLAS Animation Festival 2019
20th Landshuter Kurzfilmtage 2019
14th Athens Animfest 2019
35th European Film Festival of Lille 2019
sxsw - The South by Soutwest Film Festival 2019
23rd Animac 2019
4th VOID Intl. Animation Film Festival 2018
11th Tehran Intl. Animation Festival 2019
19th Animix 2019
19th Beverly Hills Film Festival 2019
29th Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2019
8th Zinexin 2019
Monstra 2019
NONSTOP Barcelona
Rising of Lusitania - AnimaDoc Film Festival 2019
Sundance 2019
Tricky Woman
cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena 2019
4th Animation Marathon 2018
12. KFFK Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2018
10th Spark Animation Festival 2018
11th Heart of Gold Intl. Film Festival 2018
17th International Animation Festival
2018 Palm Springs Intl. Shortfest
25th Festival of Animated Film
34th interfilm Berlin 2018
54th Chicago International Film Festival
61st DOK Leipzig
Anima Mundi
Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film
Docaviv Intl. Documentary Film Festival
Factual Animation Film Festival 2018
Hiroshima Intl. Film Festival
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018
London Intl. Animation Film Fest
Melbourne Intl. Film Festival
New Orleans Film Festival
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