The Okinawa Islands are located on the western side of the Pacific Ocean and have preserved their own traditional culture while incorporating cultural influences from Japan, China, the United States, and Taiwan over the past several centuries. Given its unique international status, Okinawa is an ideal location for showcasing diversity.

This film festival will focus on the theme of "ocean" and will feature works set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. It will lead audiences to discover fantastic films that have been nurtured by this vast sea, including those about the decline of traditional culture, the customs of tribal cultures, and observations on geopolitics.

The Jury Committee, composed of experts from Japan and abroad, will make preliminary selections in accordance with the Festival's theme.

The awards will be announced on the penultimate day of the Festival.

Best Pacific Film Award:Certificate, trophy, and extra prize Audience Award.

Made in the Pan-Pacific region
* A film whose production company is not based in the countries and regions listed below but which has been shot in the Pan-Pacific region is also eligible.

Pan-Pacific Region Countries
Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Macau, Mexico, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, North Korea, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, the United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam.(Overseas territories such as New Caledonia are also eligible.)

The work must be completed after January 1, 2022. We do not require all films to be World Premieres, but previously unreleased films are preferable.

It does not matter whether the applicant is a professional or an amateur.

We accept films of any genre and type, including live-action drama, animation, documentary, etc.

Please note that we cannot accept works that do not correspond to the application category.

Incomplete works will not be accepted. We also refuse to replace the work after the application is completed.