The staff of the Locarno Film Festival announced on Thursday that Mamoru Hosoda has won the first-ever Locarno Kids Award.
The festival will also organize a Locarno Kids workshop on Japanese animation and its techniques.
Locarno Film Festival plans to have 300 screenings of 209 films in this year’s event.
The film won the Animation of the Year award at the 42nd annual Japan Academy Prizes in March 2019.
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