Nakamura has made his first 3D animated fantasy short film, "Ylion and Callysia," which has a Festival screening on the same day, June 27, at 4 p.m.
From the Festival website:
BAFTA Scotland and Scotland Loves Anime are very excited to welcome Akira's animation director, Takashi Nakamura for this in conversation event. Takashi's latest short film, Ylion and Callysia is being screened as part of this year's EIFF International Animation Shorts programme (Tues 27 June, 16:00, Filmhouse 1). Takashi will be joined by the short's vice director, Mr Mitsurori Murata. Takashi is the founding member of the Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) and has worked as a director and animator on television series including The Adventures of Peter Pan and Fantastic Children. His film work includes Catnapped! The Movie (1995) and A Tree of Palme (2002). Harmony is his latest feature.His new film centers around two close siblings, Ylion and Callysia. One day, because the siblings' father tried to capture a unicorn, Callysia is spirited away. A decade later, Ylion has grown up to become a powerful warrior. With a sword of unicorn horn from the king, Ylion sets off for the mid-air garden where unicorns live