Visit to Jordan of Director Makoto Shinkai in January 2008

One of the most successful visual artists among the rising generation in Japan will visit Jordan for workshop, screening and talks.

Who is Director Shinkai? | Biography | Outline | Workshop | Visit to a children center | Screening schedule | Screening | Poster | Flier | Ad | Talks at the RFC | News coverage

Press kit released by CoMix Wave Films


(In Arabic: MS Word file)


Born in 1973, NAGANO prefecture in Japan. Studied Japanese Literature at college. Previously he worked at a computer game company for five years, and now works as a full-time director and visual creator. In 2000, Shinkai directed an animation “She and Her Cat,” and followed by “The voices of a distant star” in 2002. “The voices of a distant star” has several awards including Special Prize of Cultural Affairs’ “Media Art Festival.” In 2004, “The Place Promised in Our Early Days,” a first feature film animation directed by Shinkai, released theatrically in nationwide in Japan. “The Place Promised…” was nominated for Shanghai Int’l Film Festival, and awarded as “Best Animation Feature film” in Seoul Int’l Animation Festival.


She And Her Cat (2000: 5min/Drama) click (available only in Japanese)

Director/Animation/Art Director/Screenplay
Awarded Human Grand-Prix in "SKIP Creative Human Award 2000" (JAPAN)
Awarded Grand-Prix in "12th DoGA CG-Animation Contest" (JAPAN)

The voices of a distant star: (2002: 25minutes Drama/Sci-Fi) click

Director/Animation/Art Director/Screenplay
Awarded The Award for image design in “Digital Contents Grand Prix 2002"(JAPAN)
Awarded in "The 6th Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival"(JAPAN)
Awarded Best Director in "The AMD Award/Digital Contents of the Year 2002"(JAPAN)
Awarded the Best New Comer of Tokyo Int’l Animation Festival 2002

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004: 91minutes Drama/Sci-Fi) click

Director/Animation/Art Director/Screenplay
Silver Prize for Best Feature Film category in Canada Fantasia Film Festival (CANADA)
Awarded Animation Grand Prix at The 59th Mainichi Film Concur (JAPAN)
Awarded the Best feature film in Seoul Int’l Animation Festival (Korea)
Nominated The 9th Shanghai International Film Festival (CHINA)

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