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Nov.3th - 6th, 2022 New Chitose Airport Terminal, Hokkaido JAPAN

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

NEW CHITOSE GIF AWARD 2022

Submission Terms and Conditions

Call for Entries for NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT GIF AWARD 2022

Organizer / Operator

The New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Executive Committee, Festival Office

Objective

“GIF animation” is a visual genre with an autonomous style and aesthetic, not a subgenre subordinate to “animated film”. “NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT GIF AWARD” sets out to proactively deliver expressions unique to “GIF animation” that are not bound by the conventional evaluation framework of the Short Film category, and at the same time, to open the festival door to a wider range of animation creators, not limited to filmmakers.
We hope that “NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT GIF AWARD” will serve as a stepping stone for animation creators other than fimmakers to become more familiar with the festival and actually participate in it.

Submission Requirements

1.The work must be an original GIF animation that does not infringe copyrights of others (all animation techniques are welcome).

2.The work must be completed in or after 2021.

3.Must have a Twitter or Instagram account (private account is not acceptable).

Note:Multiple entries from the same applicant are accepted as long as the above requirements are met.

Submission Period

As it seems Twitter has some trouble, we accept entries submitted by 23:59 p.m. July 1st (JST).


From April 18 to June 30, 2022

How to Submit

Twitter
Submit via Twitter
Step.1
Follow the Official Festival Twitter account @airportanifes
Step.2
Upload and post your GIF work and tag it “Entry for NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT GIF AWARD 2022! #NEWCHITOSE2022_GIF

Post GIFs on Twitter

Submission completed!

Instagram
Submit via Instagram
Step.1
Follow the Official Festival Instagram account @airportanifes
Step.2
Upload and post your GIF work and tag it “Entry for NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT GIF AWARD 2022! #NEWCHITOSE2022_GIF

Submission completed!

Note 1:Private accounts, submissions without the hashtag, and submissions without GIF files will be ineligible for entry. In addition, submissions from accounts that do not follow the official festival account will also be disqualified.

Note 2:Entries will be invalidated if the relevant submissions are deleted before the announcement date of the Award-winning works.

Note 3:If you are unable to submit your work via Twitter or Instagram due to unavoidable circumstances, please submit via FilmFreeway below with “[GIF]” in the title.
https://filmfreeway.com/NewChitoseAirportInternationalAnimationFestival

Announcement Date of the Award-winning Works

August 31, 2022

Selection Process to Award Announcement

1.All entries will be posted every other week on the “NEW CHITOSE GIF AWARD 2022 Submissions” page on the official festival website below.

https://airport-anifes.jp/en/competition/gif_award/

Only eligible submissions will appear on the page. Submissions that the festival office deems inappropriate, such as those that are offensive to public order and morals, equivalent to obscene, cruel, or discriminatory, will be excluded.

2.Award nominees will be notified via a direct message on Twitter or Instagram. Please understand in advance that we will ask you for personal information such as your name and email address. Please note: In the cases where we are unable to send you a direct message, or if you do not contact us within 5 days, the selection will be nullified.

3.No notification will be made for entries out of the selection. Please check the results on the official festival website after the date of the award announcement.

4.Award winners will be asked to send the following materials for the purpose of festival publicity as well as exhibition of the work during the festival. Deadline for providing materials: Friday, September 9, 2022.
・GIF File
・ artist bio and image (illustration acceptable)

Awards

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
Grand Prix “Best of GIF”:Presented to 1 work. Awarded by Guest Jury and the Festival Office.
Please see the following section about the prize: Grand Prix “Best of GIF” Prize and Invitation
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
Special Jury Award:Awarded by Guest Jury and the Festival Office. Extra Prize is a certificate of commendation.
GIFMAGAZINE, Inc.
Special Award “GIFMAGAZINE Award”:Presented to 1 work. Awarded by GIFMAGAZINE, Inc. Extra Prize will be announced later.

*There may be additional awards by sponsors, etc.

Grand Prix “Best of GIF” Prize and Invitation

Award-winning works will be exhibited in the New Chitose Airport Terminal Building during the festival.

The following invitation will be covered by the festival only if the artist is able to come to the festival and participate in the onstage interviews. The details will be notified directly to the entrant by email after the selection.

Filmmakers who are living or residing in Japan at the time of the festival are eligible for the invitation. However, please note that depending on the situation, all the invitations may be canceled.

For residents in Japan:

1)Part of round-trip flight cost (as per the Festival Office regulations)

2)Accommodation during the festival (November 3-6, 2022, applicable only to hotels arranged by the Festival Office)

3)Part of meal cost during the festival (as per with Festival Office regulations)

For overseas residents:

Honorarium will be paid for speaking at the online interview. The details will be notified directly to the entrant by email after the selection.

Jury

Ryoji Yamada

Graduated from Tama Art University with a master 's degree in Graphic Design in 2013, and studied abroad at the Filmakademie in Germany as an overseas trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2018. Currently enrolled at mimoid. Part-time teaching at Joshibi University of Art and Design Junior College. Creating animation works while working on advertising films. His works have been screened, published, and awarded in domestic and international film festivals and media, including the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. His works include "PrayerX" for KingGnu, "Trepanation" for Millennium Parade, the opening image for OddTaxi, and "A Story of Seeing Sound" for NHK Animation in the Dark.

Tomoko Ono

Tomoko Ono (1976, Sapporo) has been working as Chief Director for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival (Chitose Hokkaido) since the first edition. She has also planned many screening events of independent movies, animated films, and workshops in Hokkaido. She is the coordinator of Sapporo International Art Festival 2017.  

Daisuke Tanaka

Abstract Film and Motion Graphics history researcher. While researching the history of animation, since 2018 the editor-in-chief of websites "tampen.jp" about Japanese short animation film. Introduces and interviews with Japanese short animation filmmaker, while organizing screening or lecture about animation. Have written articles for "ecrit-o web" "Criteria" "IGN Japan" etc. http://tampen.jp/

GIFMAGAZINE, Inc.

GIFMAGAZINE, Inc.

GIFMAGAZINE, Inc. operates “GIFMAGAZINE,” one of the largest GIF platforms in Japan, where anyone can easily post GIF videos. It continues to grow significantly mainly among young people, with 160 million total monthly content views and more than 1.5 million monthly access users.

https://gifmagazine.co.jp/

Submission Terms and Conditions

Participants of “NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT GIF AWARD 2022” submitting GIF works with the hashtag “#NEWCHITOSE2022_GIF” must comply with the regulations.

1.Applicants must obtain permission from rights holders for the music, existing characters and all other elements used in their works before submission. The festival office assumes no responsibility for copyright violations, compensation for damage or other claims from third parties.

2.No questions or objections to judgment results (such as requests for the disclosure of selection details or reasons for not being selected) will be accepted.

3.Private accounts, submissions without the hashtag, and submissions without GIF files will be ineligible for entry. In addition, entries from accounts that do not follow the official festival account will also be disqualified.

4.Entries will be invalidated if the relevant submissions are deleted before the announcement date of the Award-winning works.

5.Applicants under 20 years of age must obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before submitting an entry. Entrants under 20 years of age will be deemed to have met the above requirements.

6.Award winners grant the festival office the right of the use, publication, reposting, public transmission etc. of information pertaining to the awarded work (work title, artist bio and image) for festival publicity without compensation.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Office
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
Mail
info@airport-anifes.jp

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