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: https://airport-anifes.jp/en/competition/feature_compe/
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 (https://airport-anifes.jp/)
– 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
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!
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.