Feature film (over 30 minutes)
Film submission period
From April 16th to July 31st, 2018
The International Jury will decide the awards for the Feature Competition. (The jury may also present other awards including Jury Awards and Special Mentions.)
|Award||Competition||Prize money/extra prizes|
|Grand Prix||Feature Competition||300,000 JPY|
The festival office may establish other awards decided by different criteria.
Entrants are asked to carefully read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Submission Regulations for Animated Feature Film Competition before submitting works.
(1) Submissions must be animated films with a run time exceeding 30 minutes, including end credits (all animation techniques acceptable).
(2) Submissions must be works completed in or after 2016.
(3) The director or the producer of the film or the entrant must hold the right to screen the film submitted, and all rights to screen the work during the festival must have been secured.
(4) The entrant is strongly recommend to make the submission available for Internet streaming.
(5) Films that have previously been submitted to the past editions of the festival will not be accepted.
Multiple submissions from the same entrant are accepted as long as the above conditions are satisfied for each one.
The festival office will invite a filmmaker or a producer who satisfy certain conditions by covering related costs as described below. The detail is notified of the details by email after the selection.
Conditions for invitation
A director or producer whose work has been nominated for the Feature Competition and is able to attend the Award Ceremony to be held on November 5, 2018 (one person per film).
If the condition is fulfilled, the festival will cover
(1) Part of round-trip flight costs (as par the Festival Office regulations)
(2) Accommodation during the festival (applicable only to hotels arranged by the Festival Office and only for one person)
(3) Part of meals during the festival (by meal coupon, as par with Festival Office regulations)
Submissions are accepted only via the Online Submission Form.
* Notice to Production, Distribution Companies and Agents
If you submit many films at once, we accept your submission by list. Please send a compiled list of films information to the email address below. Microsoft Excel, Word file and PDF file are acceptable. You will get a response after we check the file.
The email address shown below can be used to request further information or ask questions about submissions.