“Bird in the Peninsula” by Atsushi Wada was awarded Best Film at the Animation Avantgarde International Competition of the 19th Vienna Shorts which took place from May 25 – 30, 2022.
The boys are rehearsing a dance for their entry into adult life. A girl observes the scene but is not allowed to join in. When one of the boys chases after a strange bird, she follows him without knowing why. (Berlinale 2022)
Comments from the Jury: For the meditative journey full of uncanny rituals and interrupted fantasies, making the viewer a voyeur who shouldn’t be there yet witness the terrific consequences of the characters’ mysterious relationships.