Hideo Kojima Receives BAF Award

The Bradford Animation Festival has recognized the genius and talent of Hideo Kojima for his contributions in video games by presenting him with the inaugural Bradford UNESCO City of Film Award for Cinematography in Video Games.

This chalks up another victory for the “video games are art/interactive entertainment” camp. Whether you want to call video games art or not, it’s still cool to see the often misunderstood medium recognized for making a positive contribution to art and entertainment. Looks like those super long cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid did some good across the boards.

You can watch his acceptance speech below.