Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai Film Wins Award at Stuttgart Animated Film Festival

Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai film won the AniMovie award for best animated feature film at the International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film in Germany on Sunday. The film was in competition with nine other nominees, drawn from a list of 60 submissions. The film is the first anime feature film to win the award in five years since Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words film won the award in 2014. Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo also won the award in 2010.

The film won the Animation of the Year award at the 42nd annual Japan Academy Prizes in March. The film also won the Best Animated Independent Feature category for the 46th Annual Annie Awards. The film was nominated for the Animated Feature Film category of the 91st Academy Awards, but did not win.

GKIDS and Fathom Events began screening the film in 700 U.S. theaters on November 29, and the film also screened on December 5 and December 8. GKIDS also held its own theatrical release in the United States on November 30. Those North American screenings earned US$672,652. GKIDS began screening the film again on February 18.