Nov.5th - 8th, 2021 New Chitose Airport Terminal, Hokkaido JAPAN

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival November 20th - 23rd,2020

Feature film (over 30 minutes)

Film submission period

From April 19th to July 31st, 2021

Submission requirements

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.
Note: Films that cannot be screened online can still be submitted. The availability of the online festival doesn’t affect the result of selection.

Submission requirements

(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 2019.

(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.

[Regulations for Animated Feature Film Competition [ENGLISH] (PDF)]


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.


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.

Due to the situation around COVID-19, the festival regrettably has decided not to invite artists from overseas to this year’s film festival. Only the filmmakers/producers who are living or residing in Japan at the time of the festival are eligible for the invitation. However, depending on the situation, all the invitations may be canceled.

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 8, 2021 (one person per film).
Please note that it is compulsory to attend a talk session on any program held during your visit (ex. "Meet the Filmmakers").

If the condition is fulfilled, the festival will cover

(1) Part of round-trip flight costs (as par the Festival Office regulations)

(2) Part of 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)

Submission methods

Deadline for Animated Feature Film Competition Entry has passed. Thank you for your Submission! Notification of the selection results will be announced in the end of September 2021.

The email address shown below can be used to request further information or ask questions about submissions.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Office
C/o Enleysha Co., Ltd.
Sapporo Tokeidai Bldg., 9F,
1, Nishi-2, Kita-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001 JAPAN