Neko No Hi

A Film by Jon Frickey

Synopsis

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

Director

  • Picture of Jon Frickey © Jon Frickey

    Jon Frickey

    Jon lives in Hamburg, Germany. He is an illustrator and animation director. Previously, he worked in Berlin as an advertising art director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 68th BERLINALE - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Competition "Generation", World Premiere, Berlin, Germany)February 20, 2018
  • *TOP 3 FINALIST FOR BEST ANIMATION*
    NEW YORK INT'L CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL NYICFF (Official Competition, Int'l Premiere, New York, USA) March 4, 2018
  • ATHENS ANIMFEST (Int'l Competition, Athens, Greece)March 15, 2018
  • ASPEN SHORTSFEST (Int'l Competition, Aspen, USA)April 4, 2018
  • CARTOONS ON THE BAY - PULCINELLA AWARDS (Panorama Children’s Short Films, Turin, Italy)April 12, 2018
  • *ARTE SHORT FILM AWARD* *GOLDEN HORSEMAN FOR GENDER EQUALITY*
    DRESDEN INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Dresden, Germany) April 19, 2018
  • *GRAND PRIX*
    ITFS FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM STUTTGART (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)April 25, 2018
  • BUSAN INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Busan, South Korea)April 26, 2018
  • ANIMFILM TREBON (Int'l Competition, Trebon, Czech Republic) May 3, 2018
  • *WINNER BEST ANIMATION MAY 2018*
    SHORT TO THE POINT (Int'l Competition Animation, Bucharest, Romania)May 24, 2018
  • KIEV INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Kyiv, Ukraine)May 25, 2018
  • ZLIN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Int'l Competition Animation, Zlin, Czech Republic)May 27, 2018
  • MO & FRIESE CHILDREN'S SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Hamburg, Germany)June 4, 2018
  • IKFF - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Hamburg Competition, Hamburg, Germany)June 7, 2018
  • *MDR AWARD FOR BEST SCRIPT (SHORTS AND FEATURES)*
    GOLDENER SPATZ DEUTSCHES KINDER MEDIEN FESTIVAL (Competition, Gera & Erfurt, Germany) June 12, 2018
  • SHORT SHORTS AND ASIA (Int'l Competition, Tokyo, Japan)June 14, 2018
  • PALM PALM SPRINGS SHORTFEST (Int'l Competition, Palm Springs, USA)June 19, 2018
  • BUSAN INT'L KIDS AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL BIKY (Asia Panorama, Busan, South Korea)July 13, 2018
  • *JURY DIPLOMA FOR TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTANCE*
    6th INSOMNIA INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)July 19, 2018
  • FLICKERS RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Rhode Island, USA)August 8, 2018
  • SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL (Mini Arena, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)August 11, 2018
  • INTERNATIONAL KANSK VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Kansk, Russia)August 20, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD ANIMATION*
    17th FESTIVAL SILHOUETTE (Official Selection, Paris, France)August 24, 2018
  • KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2018
  • RUHRTRIENNALE - FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2018 (Official Selection, Bochum, Germany)September 1, 2018
  • IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL - IRISH FILM INSTITUTE (Short Tales, Dublin, Ireland)September 1, 2018
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    21st ANIMAEVKA - INT’L FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM (Official Selection, Mogilev, Belarus)September 1, 2018
  • FANTOCHE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Baden, Switzerland)September 7, 2018
  • FAB - FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION BERLIN (Pink Panda 10+, German Animation, Berlin, Germany)September 7, 2018
  • LINOLEUM INT’L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kyiv, Ukraine)September 8, 2018
  • 2nd NEW DELHI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)September 22, 2018
  • 2nd GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 22, 2018
  • *BEST ANIMATION SHORT*
    3rd TRUJILLO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trujillo, Peru)September 27, 2018
  • ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Children’s Jury, Bristol UK)September 29, 2018
  • ANIM’EST INT’L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Competition, Bucharest, Romania)October 1, 2018
  • INT'L ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL KROK (Int'l Competition, Moscow et al., Russia)October 2, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    5th FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florence, Italy)October 2, 2018
  • BALKANIMA EUROPEAN ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL (Main Competitive Program, Bellgrade, Serbia)October 3, 2018
  • 6th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA)October 5, 2018
  • KLIK AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Competiton, Amsterdam, Netherlands)October 11, 2018
  • 13th SAPPORO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Sapporo, Japan)October 12, 2018
  • *WINNER PROGRAMMER’S CHOICE ANIMATION SHORT*
    BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York City, USA)October 12, 2018
  • QUEEN PALM FILMFEST (Official Competition, Palm Springs, USA)October 13, 2018
  • SHOW ME SHORTS (Official Competition, Aukland, New Zealand)October 14, 2018
  • 5th ANIMALADA (Official Selection, Seville, Spain)October 17, 2018
  • CINEKID FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Amsterdam, Netherlands)October 19, 2018
  • BIG CARTOON FESTIVAL (Competition Section ”The Winners”, Moscow, Russia)October 21, 2018
  • UPPSALA INT’ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Children’s Film Competition, Uppsala, Sweden)October 23, 2018
  • LOBO FEST (Short Film Competition, Brasilia, Brazil)October 24, 2018
  • MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milan, Italy)October 26, 2018
  • 6th INT'L BOSPHORUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)October 26, 2018
  • KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Film Competition, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)October 26, 2018
  • FILEM’ON INT’L FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (Official Short Competition, Brussels, Belgium)October 27, 2018
  • EUROPANORAMA 2018 (Official Selection, Oslo, Norway)November 1, 2018
  • MULTIVISION INT’L FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED ARTS (Official Competition, St. Petersburg, Russia)November 1, 2018
  • INT’L BOSPHORUS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)November 2, 2018
  • SAN FRANCISCO LGBTQ - COMING OF AGE SHORT-FILMS FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, San Francisco, CA, USA)November 2, 2018
  • LEEDS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (World Animation Competition, Leeds, UK)November 3, 2018
  • 3rd MARCELLUS MOVIE MADNESS FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Marcellus, NY, USA)November 3, 2018
  • LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Competition, Lublin, Poland)November 4, 2018
  • BRAUNSCHWEIG INT’L FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)November 7, 2018
  • INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR (Kurze für Kleine, Winterthur, Switzerland)November 8, 2018
  • AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, York, UK)November 9, 2018
  • AFI FEST 2018 (Short Film Competition, Los Angeles, USA)November 10, 2018
  • HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamilton, Canada)November 10, 2018
  • EUROPANORAMA 2018 - PART 2 (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)November 15, 2018
  • KFFK KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN (Competition, Cologne, Germany)November 17, 2018
  • 16th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Düsseldorf, Germany)November 21, 2018
  • 4th ANIMATION MARATHON 2018 (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 21, 2018
  • *1st PLACE*
    INTERFILM BERLIN (German Competition, Berlin, Germany)November 22, 2018
  • ANDALESGAI: FESTIVAL DE CINE LÉSBICO, GAY, BISEXUAL Y TRANS DE ANDALUCÍA (Official Selection, Sevilla, Spain)November 23, 2018
  • 2nd BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 24, 2018
  • VIDEOBABEL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cusco, Peru)November 26, 2018
  • 11th ANIMASIVO CONTEMPORARY ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico City, Mexico)November 28, 2018
  • 16th ANILOGUE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 28, 2018
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION*
    GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD 2018 (Official Selection, Potsdam, Germany)November 28, 2018
  • GRAFIXX FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Antwerp, Belgium)November 30, 2018
  • OLYMPIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (Official Competition, Athens, Greece)December 1, 2018
  • LIAF LONDON INT’L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Competition, London, UK)December 2, 2018
  • 10th INT'L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL - MERLINKA (Official Selection, Belgrade, Serbia)December 6, 2018
  • 10th INT'L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL - MERLINKA (Official Selection, Belgrade, Serbia)December 6, 2018
  • 3rd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 19, 2018
  • 18th EL DIA MES CURT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Catalonia, Spain)December 21, 2018
  • 19th KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)December 31, 2018
  • *SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST VISUAL STYLE IN AN ANIMATED FILM*
    14th CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE (Official Selection, Seattle, WA, USA)January 24, 2019
  • 4th VOID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Copenhagen, Denmark)January 24, 2019
  • 41st CLERMONT-FERRAND INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Young Audience Competition, France)February 1, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT ANIMATION*
    7th SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dublin, Ireland)February 5, 2019
  • 16th OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oxford, Mississipi, USA)February 6, 2019
  • 7th MICE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)February 8, 2019
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)February 14, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 16, 2019
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM - ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Jelenia Gora, Poland)February 18, 2019
  • 4th BONITA SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bonita Springs, FL, USA)February 21, 2019
  • 23rd ANIMAC 2019 (Official Selection, Lleida, Spain)February 21, 2019
  • EUROPANORAMA 2019 (Official Selection, Riga, Latvia)February 26, 2019
  • 32nd STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER - FESTIVAL FOR EXPANDED MEDIA (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)February 27, 2019
  • 4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    46th TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Tampere, Finland)March 6, 2019
  • 11th INT'L FILMFESTIVAL OF LARISSA (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)March 12, 2019
  • *CANDIS-PRIZE*
    25th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (German Competition & Animated Japanese Short Films Program, Regensburg, Germany)March 13, 2019
  • 29th CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (Official Selection, Belfast, Northern Ireland)March 17, 2019
  • *MELHOR CURTA-METRAGEM DE ANIMAÇÃO INTERNACIONAL*
    6th LEIRIA FILM FEST '19 (Official Selection, Leiria, Portugal)March 20, 2019
  • 36th BUFF - THE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE (Official Selection, Malmö, Sweden)March 23, 2019
  • 3rd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cesena, Italy)March 25, 2019
  • 15th LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)March 29, 2019
  • *JURY’S SPECIAL PRIZE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION*
    2nd ANIMAKOM FEST (Official Selection, Bilbao, Vizcaya)April 2, 2019
  • *BEST ANIMATED SHORT*
    20th RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winston-Salem, NC, USA)April 4, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 4th THE UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)April 6, 2019
  • 46th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Ohio, USA)April 8, 2019
  • 16th WEGIEL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Katowice, Poland)April 11, 2019
  • 21st MAUFLIMMERN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Memmingen , Germany)April 20, 2019
  • 20th CELLU L’ART KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)April 23, 2019
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • *BEST 'BRIDGE' SHORT FILM AWARD*
    12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CORTI A PONTE (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)May 4, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • PICTOPLASMA 2019 (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 11, 2019
  • 30th WRO 2019 MEDIA ART BIENNALE (Official Selection, Wrocław, Poland)May 19, 2019
  • 6th FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL - GALACTICAT (Official Selection, Penelles, Lleida, Spain)June 5, 2019
  • 9th FIGARI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Olbia, Italy)June 15, 2019
  • 2019 FEST ANČA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (International Competition, Žilina, Slovakia)June 28, 2019
  • 27th CURTAS VILA DO CONDE IFF (Curtinhas Competition, Vila do Conde, Portugal)July 4, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019
  • 11th CORTI IN CORTILE (Official Selection, Catania, Italy)September 20, 2019

Crew

Director
Jon Frickey
Screenplay
Jon Frickey
Producer
Jon Frickey
Director of Photography
Jon Frickey
Art Direction
Jon Frickey
Sound
David Kamp, Tobi Taskin, Steven Hofmann, Adriana Espinal
Editor
Jon Frickey
Sound Design
David Kamp
Music
Gofish und Satoko Shibata

Cast

Jiro
Kanon Yamamoto
Daddy
Yusuke Yamasaki
Little Girl
Iroha Sato
Doctor
Shinobu Sawada
Animal Shelter Worker
Fumio Okura
Narrator
Yuna Fujiwara

Details

Running Time
11:09 min
Shooting Format
Digital, Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1,78:1 (16:9)
Sound
Dolby Surround OR Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Jon Frickey
jon@jonfrickey.com

SALES AGENCY

KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg
verleih@shortfilm.com