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Animation Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be Honored with 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award


This year the Sklar Creative Visionary Award will be going to the Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. If you are a regular reader, then you are someone who is familiar with his work. The award is meant to honor his achievements that have crossed cultures and borders. His work is vast and profound. His ability to telling stories is what has captivated and inspired generations of animators, directors around the world.

Ryman Arts presents this award each year to someone who has made a significant contribution to society with their creativity. The filmmaker has 10 feature films and 11 television series to his credits and is currently working on a new project at Studio Ghibli in Tokyo, Japan, which he co-founded more than 30 years ago. In 2014 Miyazaki was honored with Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement along with two Oscar nominations and one win for the 2001 animated film, Spirited Away.



On their event website:

Ryman Arts is thrilled that the legendary Hayao Miyazaki will be the next recipient of the Sklar Creative Visionary Award. His incredible work has advanced the art of visual storytelling and influenced the entire genre of animation while inspiring us all,” said Ryman Arts Board President and President and Creative Executive of The Hettema Group, Phil Hettema. “I can’t imagine any other individual who so strongly exemplifies the essence of the visionary creativity which this award celebrates.


Ryman Arts transforms lives by creating access and opportunity for a diverse community of young artists through rigorous education in fundamental art skills and mentoring – at no cost to the students. Almost all graduates go to college, many go on to work in the creative industries, and all are poised for personal success. A nationally recognized non-profit organization, Ryman Arts was founded in 1990 to honor the legacy of legendary Disney artist Herbert D. Ryman. Their mission is to reach students with the greatest need to ensure all young artists reach their full potential. Ryman Arts is a 501(c)(3). For more details about the 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award, visit rymanarts.givesmart.com.

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