Japanese Animation Director and Illustrator Miyo Sato Visited RAU
Within the 14th Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which took place in Armenia on November 6-10, 2018, Russian-Armenian University hosted Animation Director and Illustrator from Japan Miyo Sato. The meeting took place at RAU Japanese Language and Culture Center.
Miyo Sato, born in Aichi, Japan, graduated from Nagoya University of Arts, Department of Media Arts in 2011 and Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation in 2015.
Currently, Miyo Sato is a freelance Animation Director and Illustrator. She makes short films, music videos and ads. Her major animation works are Through the Windows (2013) and Fox Fears (2015). Her technique embraces painting on glass or sand animation.
At the Rolan festival in Armenia, Sato presented her short animation film Fox Fears, winner of the Hsin-Yi Children's Animation Awards. RAU students also had the chance to watch it at the university.
“This is my first visit to Armenia. Given that there are few people from Asia here, I am glad to hear Japanese”, she confided.
The annual international film festival Rolan is sponsored by Armenian Foundation for Promotion of Cinema and TV for Children and Young People Rolan Bykov Foundation and is held in Yerevan, other Armenian cities and Artsakh since 2001. Among its objectives is helping children and youth to shape their individuality and to learn to be guided by moral values. Festival organizers aspire to establish connections between participants from different countries and foster joint international projects in filmmaking. Created for youth, the festival’s judging panel has solely children and teens as members.
Photo credits: Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Armenia Facebook page.