Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki
Japan – 2001, 120′

The first film of the festival’s tribute to the Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki is Spirited Away. The film tells the tale of Chihiro, a young girl who wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters.

1. Best Animated Feature – Oscars, 2003
2. Golden Bear – Berlin IFF 2002
3. Silver Scream Award -Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, 2003
4. Best Film – Durban IFF 2002

The film has won 35 awards and was nominated for 19 more.