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The "airport" festival at New Chitose Airport in Japan opens again its doors for entries.

 

new-chitose2016-dahee-yeongFrom November 2 to 5, 2017, the New Chitose Airport, a gateway for the world to access Hokkaido and known as "Entertainment" Airport, has the 4th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival.

 

(photo: Dahee Yeong wins the 2016 Special Jury Award for her film Empty at the New Chitose Int'nl Airport Animation Festival)

 The last edition in 2016 attracted about 31,000 visitors for four days. The main event of the festival is the competition for short animated films.

Last year the festival received 1,232 films from 66 countries/regions, which were the highest numbers in the festival history.

For this edition, the festival accepts animated films with a running time not exceeding 30 minutes, completed in or after 2015.

 

Awards:


Grand Prix: 1 million JPY
Japan Grand Prix: 500,000 JPY
New Talent Award: 300,000 JPY
Best Music Animation: 200,000 JPY
Audience Award: 200,000 JPY
Kids Award: Memento

 

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Festival winners 2016

 

Here's the online submission form. Deadline: 30 June 2017