Cat Days

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    Cat Days

    Neko No Hi

    Directed by

    Germany, Japan

    2018

    12 min

    • Japanese

    Animation

    Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to the doctor's. She diagnoses a harmless condition. But it shakes the core of the boy's identity.

    Awards

    • Best Animation - Tampere FF
    • Best Short Animation - Silkroad IFF
    • Special Prize - Children's Film Festival Seattle
    • Grand Prix - ITF Stuttgart
    • ARTE Short Film Award - Filmfest Dresden
    • Golden Horseman for Gender Equality - Filmfest Dresden
    • MDR Award for Best Script - Goldener Spatz
    • Audience Award Best Animation - Festival Silhouette
    • Audience Award Best Animation - Florence Short Film Festival
    • Winner 1. Prize - interfilm Berlin

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Kanon Yamamoto
    Yusuke Yamasaki
    Iroha Sato
    Shinobu Sawada
    Fumio Okura
    Yuna Fujiwara
    Screenplay
    Jon Frickey
    Editing
    Jon Frickey
    Music
    Trio Gofish
    Production
    KURZFILMAGENTUR
    Jon Frickey

    Jon Frickey

    Germany

    Born in Stade, Germany in 1979, he currently lives and works in Hamburg. Having previously worked as an art director in advertising, he has been a freelance filmmaker and illustrator since 2006. CAT DAYS is his first short film for children. For the translation and voice recording of the film he collaborated closely with Japanese artist Takashi Horiguchi.