Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of Year by Busan Film Festival

Co-founder Toshio Suzuki will be attending to receive honor

As Studio Ghibli celebrates its 30th aniversary, the anime production company founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma will be given the 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award by the Busan International Film Festival. Suzuki will be attending to receive the honor at October 1-10 event, which will screen Miyazak's My Neighbor Totoro  in the Open Cinema section and Takahata's Only Yesterday (1991) in the Wide Angle – Animation Showcase section after a lead in of 18 Ghibli titles in a special ‘Spotlight on Studio Ghibli’ section, Sept. 21-27.

 

While Japan's NHK received the award in 2005, most previous recipients have been individuals.

 

The BIFF is held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea, and is considered one of Asia's most signficant film festivals.

 

via Variety

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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