冠木佐和子 Sawako Kabuki
Animation director & illustrator 
Based in Tokyo & New York
Interviews and articles:


Awards:
[Illustration]
2011 東京女子エロ画祭 Tokyo Girls Sexy Movie Collection, Japan - Jury Special Prize

[Animation] 肛門的重苦 Ketsujiru Juke / ANAL JUKE - anal juice - 
2013 学生CGコンテスト CAMPUS GENIUS AWARD, Japan - BRONZE
2014 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, Japan, International Short Film Showcase - Excellence in Art Award
2014 東京女子エロ画祭 Tokyo Girls Sexy Movie Collection, Japan - Jury Special Prize
2014 3331 Chiyoda Art Festival, Japan Scholarship Award in the Visual Division
2016 World Festival of Animated Film - ANIMAFEST Zagreb, Croatia - BestStudent Film

[Animation] Ici, là et partout
2013 PISAF Puchon International Student Animation Festival - Korea AnimationProducers Association Chief Prize
2014 Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, animation division - Jury Selections

[Animation] 菅原信介 / Shinsuke Sugahara - MASTER BLASTER
2015 学生CGコンテスト CAMPUS GENIUS AWARD, Japan - SILVER
2015 Insomnia Festival, Russia, - viewer's choice award 
2016 Flatpack Festival, UK - RANDOM ACTS AWARD
2018 Florida Film Festival, USA - Best Midnight Short

[Animation] おかあさんにないしょ / Don't tell Mom
2015 Bucheon International Animation Festival, Korea - Graduation Competition Jury Special Prize
2016 South By Southwest Film Festival, USA - Special Jury Recognition

[Animation] THE POTONE! - Nou Nen feat.utae
2017 Image Forum Festival, Japan - Audience Award in Kyoto

[Animation] 夏のゲロは冬の肴 / Summer's Puke is Winter's Delight
2016 «Animatou», International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland - Animatou Main Award, International Competition
2016 Morbido Film Festival, Mexico - Little Silver Skull award
2017 MONSTRA - Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal - Jury Honorable Mentions
2017 World Festival of Animated Film - ANIMAFEST Zagreb, Croatia - Special Mention
2017 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France - student competition Jury Award
2017 Paris International Animation Film Festival, France - Originality Award
2017 LIAF: London International Animation Festival, UK - Jury Honourable Mention

[Animation] えーん / WAAAH
2018 Les Sommets du cinéma d’animation, Canada - Best Very Short Film

[Animation] 栗コーダーカルテット- サウスポー / Kuricorder Quartet - Southpaw
2020 Ottawa International Animation Festival - Vimeo Staff Pick Award
2021 South By Southwest Film Festival, USA - Music Videos Special Jury Recognition for Pure Joy
2021 South By Southwest Film Festival, USA - Audience Award for the Music Video Competition screening section

[Animation] I'm Late
2022 Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan, animation division - Jury Selections
2022 Guanajuato International Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film Award
2022 36th Image Forum Festival - Shibuya SKY award 
2022 36th Image Forum Festival - the Audience award in Tokyo
2022 36th Image Forum Festival - the Audience award in Nagoya


Exhibitions:
2013 Spec show, GALERIE SIMON, Japan
2013 シブカル祭 SHIBUKARU MATSURI, SHIBUYA PARCO, Japan
2014 ANIME SAKKA ZAKKA, 3331 Arts Chiyoda & Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Japan & Switzerland
2015 スカラシップ受賞者展 Scholarship Winners Exhibition, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Japan
2015 RGB展 RGB Exhibition, Gallery HANA Shimokitazawa, Japan
2016 金沢ブランド大解剖展 KANAZAWA'S BEAUTY EXPLORED, Asakusa LION, Japan
2016 ANIME SAKKA ZAKKA, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Japan
2016 アニメーション実験室 Animation Laboratory, Books under Hotchkiss, Japan
2016 MIDNIGHT LIBRARY the first half of 2016 artists EXHIBITION, HMV & BOOKS TOKYO, Japan
2018 Flip  Book, Ilmin Museum of Art, Korea
2020 DARUMA AUCTION, BONUS TRACK, Japan
2020 [Solo Exhibition] 桃尻ケツ太郎喜び組 Spank Your Ass, Ningen Restaurant, Japan
2021 健康的なエロ展 Healthy Erotic Exhibition, NOSE art garage, Japan


Masterclasses, Jury, Lectures and Workshop:
2016 Talk at 変態アニメーションオールナイト Metamorphose Animation All Night, Japan
2016 Talk at DOMMUNE 「都築響一のスナック芸術丸」, Japan
2017 Talk Event at Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition アニメーション女子トーク Animation Girls Talk, Japan
2017 Talk Event at 変態アニメーションナイト ザ・ツアー Metamorphose Animation Night The Tour, Japan
2017 Talk Event at 変態アニメーションナイト Metamorphose Animation Night, Japan
2018 Masterclass at GLAS Animation Festival, USA
2018 Masterclass and Jury at New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan
2018 Workshop at Silpakorn University International College, Thailand (ANIME-ASEAN) 
2019 Talk at New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, Japan
2019 Talk Event at Tokyo University of the Arts, "GEIDAI ANIMATION 10 SKIN/ Graduation show /special talk with Shishi Yamazaki, Japan
2020 Talk Event at Motion Plus Design World | Japanese edition, Online event
2022 Masterclass at Tama Art University, Japan

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