Today we opened the submission for the competitions this year. The deadline is June 30th (Short Films) and July 31st (Feature Films). For the short competition, we accept not only short films, but also GIF, motion comics, VR films, and movie installations with the animation technique. Please check the details: https://airport-anifes.jp/nciaf2021_ssl/en/competition/
Last year the festival received 2,174 short films (from 91 countries/religions) and 49 feature films (from 21 countries/regions). Among the winners were “Wood Child & Hidden Forest Mother” (Short Grand Prix, directed by Stephen Irwin), “My Favorite War” (Feature Grand Prix, directed by Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen), “The Mark of Emi” (Japan Grand Prix, directed by Momoka Furukawahara), and else.
We also accept the submission via FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/NewChitoseAirportInternationalAnimationFestival
See you at NEW CHITOSE 2021!
We are proud to announce the 8th edition of the festival: NEW CHITOSE 2021 from November 5th to 8th, 2021.
The 8th edition this year is held in a hybrid format consisting of both in-theatre and virtual screenings and events. The festival provides an exciting experience that is only possible as a one-and-only “airport festival”.
Launched in 2014, the festival has been growing. In 2019 the year before COVID-19, it gathered about 43,000 attendees from all over the world, which was the highest number in the history of the festival. Last year, the festival took place in a hybrid format with online screenings that had more than 100,000 views.
The international competition, the main event of the festival, has received more than 2,000 films. Gathering attention from all around the world, now the festival is one of the most prestigious animation festivals in Japan.
The submission of all the competitions this year starts on April 19th. We accept GIF, VR, motion comics, and movie installations with animation techniques. In 2020 “Wood Child & Hidden Forest Mother” (directed by Stephen Irwin) won the Grand Prix (short film) while “The Mark of Emi” (directed by Momoka Furukawahara) received the Japan Grand Prix. Grand Prix for Feature Film was awarded to “My Favorite War” (directed by Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen).
More information will be available soon at the official website. See you at NEW CHITOSE 2021!