New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival, 20-23 Nov 2020

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20 November 2020 - 23 November 2020
Sapporo, Japan
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Festival Description

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

2020 Call for entries:

  • Submissions must be works completed in or after 2017.Shorts films: under 30 minutes / Feature Films: over 30 minutes

Since 2019, the festival also accepts VR films, GIF animation, and motion digital comics for our short competition. In this year's edition, you can also submit movie installations.

Grand Prix (Short Film): 1 million JPY
Grand Prix (Feature Film): 300,000 JPY
Japan Grand Prix (Short Film): 500,000 JPY
New Talent Award (Short Film): 200,000 JPY
Best Music Animation: 100,000 JPY
Audience Award: 100,000 JPY
Best Student Film: Memento
Kids Award: Memento

2019 Festival Coverage

2018 Festival Coverage 

Dates: 2-5 Nov 2018

Feature Film Selection:

    Director: Denis DO / 2017 / Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg
  • On Happiness Road
    Director: SUNG Hsin-Yin / 2017 / Taiwan
    Director: Sumiko Arai, Toshimasa Kuroyanagi / 2018 / Japan
  • The Breadwinner
    Director: Nora Twomey / 2017 / Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg
  • This Magnificent Cake!
    Director: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef / 2018 / Belgium,France



Event Dates

  • From 20 November 2020 to 23 November 2020