Short film (under 30 minutes)

Film submission period

From April 15th to June 30th, 2019

Competition categories

The festival features the following three competition categories for the animated short film competition:

(A) International Competition
(B) Japan Competition
(C) Music Animation Competition
(D) Student Competition

Submissions will be sorted into the relevant category based on judgment by the Festival Office and Selection Committee members. Submissions may be selected for more than one of the categories.

Awards

The International Jury will decide the awards for the International Competition, the Japan Competition and the Student Competition. (The jury may also present other awards including Jury Awards and Special Mentions.)

Award Competition Prize money/extra prizes
Grand Prix International Competition 1 million JPY
New Talent Award International Competition 200,000 JPY
Japan Grand Prix Japan competition and Japanese films in the International Competition 500,000 JPY
Best Student Film Student films in the International, Japan, and Student Competition memento

The Audience Award is decided through an audience voting system.

Award Competition Prize money/extra prizes
Audience Award All Films screened in theaters 100,000 JPY

Kid’s Jury will select The Kids Award from among the films shown in the Family Program in the International Competition

Award Competition Prize money/extra prizes
Kids Award Family Program within the International Competition memento

The jury for Music Animation Competition will select the award for Music Animation competition in the screening program:

Award Competition Prize money/extra prizes
Best Music Animation Award Music Animation Competition 100,000 JPY

The festival office may establish other awards decided by different criteria.

Submission requirements

Entrants are asked to carefully read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Submission Regulations for Animated Short Film Competition before submitting works.


Submission requirements

(1) Submissions must be animated films with a run time not exceeding 30 minutes, including end credits (all animation techniques acceptable). VR films, GIF animation, and digital motion comics are also accepted.

(2) Submissions must be works completed in or after 2017.

(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 Short Film Competition [ENGLISH] (PDF)]


[Regulations for Animated Short Film Competition [한국어] (PDF)]


[Regulations for Animated Short Film Competition [简体中文] (PDF)]


[Regulations for Animated Short Film Competition [繁體中文] (PDF)]

Invitations

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.


1. International Competition, Japan Competition and Music Animation Competition


Conditions for invitation

Must be one of the following:

(1) A director or producer whose work has been nominated for the International Competition or the Japan Competition and is able to attend the Award Ceremony to be held on November 4, 2019 (one person per film)

(2) A director or producer whose work has been nominated for the Music Animation Competition and is able to attend the screening program during the festival period (schedule TBA; one person per film)


Even if the film is nominated in more than one category, only one person is invited.


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)



2. Student Competition


Conditions for invitation

A director or producer whose work has been nominated for the Student Competition and is able to attend the Award Ceremony to be held on November 4, 2019 (one person per film)


Even if the film is nominated in more than one category, only one person is invited.


If the condition is fulfilled, the festival will cover

(1) Accommodation during the festival (applicable only to hotels arranged by the Festival Office and only for one person)

(2) Part of meals during the festival (by meal coupon, as par with Festival Office regulations)

Submission methods

Online Submission Form(From April 15 to June 30, 2019)


We also accept the submission via FilmFreeway.



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

entry@airport-anifes.jp