[Reporter Yang So-young on the Daily Economy Star Today]
Eric Oh’s new work ‘OPERA’ won the Audience Award in the short animation section of ‘SXSW’ (South by Southwest), the world’s largest content festival this year.
Eric Oh’s new short film ‘OPERA’, which is about to be exhibited in Korea this year, was nominated for short animation at the 93rd Academy Awards and is competing for an Oscar. It is the only Korean production for the Oscars, and the only Asian work in the short animation section.
Eric Oh showed off two works at the same time at SXSW this year, with the official screening of ‘Namoo’, a VR animation in collaboration with Baobab Studio, along with the official selection of ‘Opera’.
Already, this new work ‘Opera’ has also received good responses at special screenings held at leading companies around the world such as Pixar, Disney, Blizzard, Cinesite, and Dreamworks.
Eric Oh participated in ‘Inside Out’ in ‘Finding Dory’ at Pixar Animation Studio, and was the first Korean to receive the best award in the TV series of ‘Anssey’, the world’s best animation awards, ‘Crystal’, a young animation director who is recognized worldwide. to be.
This new work ‘Opera’ was selected as an official screening at last year’s four major animation film festivals and other film festivals, and received a good response. In Korea, it was recognized for its works by receiving the ‘Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award’ in the animation section at the 2020 Korea Contents Awards.
‘Opera’ is also expected to be widely presented to the public through a large media art exhibition for the first time in Korea this year.
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