2012 OIAF Poster by Koji Yamamura
Celebrated Japanese animator, Koji Yamamura has been featured in competition at Ottawa, most notably taking home the 2007 Grand Prize for his animated short A Country Doctor. His creation of unique images, where trees grow out of heads or fish fly under rain, ignite the imaginations of viewers across the globe. Over the past decade, Yamamura’s work has been critically acclaimed around the world. His 2002 animated short Mount Head was nominated for an Oscar and won top prizes at major animation festivals around the world including Annecy in 2003 and Zagreb and Hiroshima in 2004.