Years running: 8 (since 2014)

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Animated Short Film Competition.


The New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival is intended to support the discovery of creative expression as inspiration for future development, and to promote such expression worldwide. The event is also expected to create a new forum for international exchange through the culture of animation with New Chitose Airport as a base.


  • Grand Prix (International Competition) — 1 million JPY
  • New Talent Award (International Competition) — 200,000 JPY
  • Japan Grand Prix (Japan competition and Japanese films in the International Competition) — 500,000 JPY
  • Audience Award — 100,000 JPY
  • Kids Award (Family Program within the International Competition) — memento 
  • Best Music Animation Award — 100,000 JPY


  • Submissions must be animated films with a run time not exceeding 30 minutes, including end credits (all animation techniques acceptable)
  • Submissions must be works completed in or after 2018
  • The director or the producer of the film or the entrant must hold the right to screen the film submitted, and all rights to screen the work during the festival must have been secured 
  • Multiple submissions from the same entrant are accepted as long as the above conditions are satisfied for each one. Individual films must be entered separately
  • Submissions will be sorted into the relevant category based on judgment by the Festival Office and Selection Committee members
  • Films that have previously been submitted to the past editions of the festival will not be accepted
  • The entrant is strongly recommend to make the submission available for Internet streaming. However, submissions by post are also accepted if there is a valid reason

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the Online Submission Form
  • Upload a photo of the director (800 pixels high × 600 pixels wide or larger recommended) and three stills from the film (720 pixels high × 1280 pixels wide or larger recommended)
  • Provide a link and a password for online film streaming (YouTube, Vimeo, etc)
  • We are accepting submissions from FilmFreeway as well

Subtitles: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



New Chitose Airport

Official website



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


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    April 20, 2020
  • Regular Deadline of Short Film
    June 30, 2020
  • Regular Deadline of Feature Film
    July 31, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 30, 2020
  • Event dates
    20 — 23 November 2020
Categories & Fees

Films under 30 minutes. Animated Short Film Competition included "International Competition", "Japan Competition", "Music Animation Competition" and "Student Competition".

  • Regular Deadline of Short Film — free
  • Regular Deadline of Feature Film — free

Films over 30 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline of Short Film — free
  • Regular Deadline of Feature Film — free
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