Nov.20th - 23rd, 2020 New Chitose Airport Terminal,Hokkaido JAPAN


Congratulations to the award winners!! Thank you very much for all filmmakers, productions and distributors! See you at NEW CHITOSE 2021!!!


We’d gladly announce the official selection for the Feature Films Competition at NEW CHITOSE 2020. From 49 films submitted from 21 countries/regions, 5 Films are selected. The films will be screened in competition programs during the festival and judged by the jury for the Feature Competition. See you at NEW CHITOSE 2020!


Selection for the FEATURE Films:


Onsite Festival: Nov 20-23
Online Festival: Nov 20-30


The festival this year is held online for the first time in the history of the festival as well as is held on site as usual. The onsite festival only has screening programs and the filmmakers or guests will be attending online. In order to prevent infectious diseases, we will not issue festival passes and numbered tickets as we have done in the past, and all seats will be reserved. We will announce the detailed programs and schedule at the beginning of November at the official website (


From the Executive Committee


 We would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been affected by the crisis caused by COVID-19. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to all those who are involved in protecting people’s lives and health and the infrastructure of society in the face of the risk of infection. In light of the current situation, the New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival this year will try a new approach: holding the festival onsite and online at the same time. This hybrid format is an ambitious attempt to counter the spread of the new coronavirus as well as to look ahead to a new era of film festivals. We hope that filmmakers and audiences who have been familiar with the past six editions of the festival will be able to look forward to the new style of the Airport festival. For the onsite edition, we will take every precaution to prevent infectious diseases. We would appreciate your understanding and support for the event.


Masashi Koide, Chairman of the Executive Committee

We’d gladly announce the selection for the SHORT Films Competition at the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2020. From 2,174 films submitted from 91 countries/regions, 100 Films are selected for all categories.
Thank you all the filmmakers, producers and the distributers for submitting great films.
The selection result for the FEATURE Animation Competition will be announced later.
Selection :

Feature Film and Short Film Competition Entries have passed. Thank you for many submissions! The festival will announce the selection of Short Film: the end of August, Feature Film: the end of September. See you at NEW CHITOSE 2020!

NEW CHITOSE 2020 is calling for entries for animated short films and now the deadline is approaching: June 30th. Do not forget to send your films via our online submission form or Film Freeway. From this year, we accept movie installation as well as gif animation, VR films, motion comics for Short Competition. Please check
NEW CHITOSE 2020 FilmFreeway:
See you at NEW CHITOSE 2020!


Today we opened the submission for the competitions this year. The deadline is June 30th (Short Films) and July 31st (Feature Films). From the last year, we have accepted VR films, GIF, and motion digital comics for our short competition. In addition to them, you can submit movie installations with the technique of animation are welcome. Please check the details: 


The 7th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival is held from Nov 20th to 23rd, 2020. Last year the festival received the record-breaking number of submissions: 2,191 short films (from 84 countries/religions) and 50 feature films (from 30 countries/regions). Among the winners were Acid Rain (Short Grand Prix, directed by Tomek Popakul), I Lost My Body (Feature Grand Prix, directed by Jérémy Clapin), Wandering Mouse (Japan Grand Prix, directed by Nohara Tsukiji), and else.


We also accept the submission via FilmFreeway:


See you at NEW CHITOSE 2020!


The New Chitose Airport, a gateway for the world to access Hokkaido and known as “Entertainment” Airport, has the 7th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival from November 20 to 23, 2020.
The New Chitose Airport is truly unique amongst its kind. The Airport also hosts a variety of facilities: a multi-screen movie theater, hotel, Onsen bath spa, arcade, shopping mall, high-quality restaurants featuring the unique taste of Japanese cuisine, and event spaces are amongst the many things that New Chitose Airport has in store for its visitors. By utilizing all of its unique attributes, and combining them into one eclectic embodiment, the airport provides a festival experience that cannot be replicated in any other environment. The last edition in 2019 attracted record-breaking 43,000 visitors, the highest number in the history of the festival.
The main event of the festival is the competitions. Last year the festival received 2,191 short films (from 84 countries/regions) and 50 feature films (from 30 countries/regions) . Acid Rain (directed by Tomesz Popakul) won the Grand Prix (short film) while Wandering Mouse (directed by Nohara Tsukiji) received the Japan Grand Prix. Grand Prix for Feature Film was awarded to I Lost My Body (directed by Jérémy Clapin).
The submission of all the competitions this year starts on April 20th. From the last year, we accept GIF, VR, and motion comics. In addition to them, you can submit movie installations with animation techniques this year. More information will be available soon at the official website.

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