The 77th Festival de Cannes is delighted to celebrate Studio Ghibli, legendary Japanese animation studio. On Monday, May 20, at 3.30pm, film director and Creative Development Director of the Ghibli Park Gorō Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki’ son, will take to the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière to receive the Honorary Palme d’or, on behalf of the entire Studio Ghibli including the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka and Ghibli Park, from Festival President Iris Knobloch and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux.

During the ceremony, four short films written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of the Studio with Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata, will be screened. An unprecedented event, three of the four short films straight from the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka have never been screened outside of Japan.