Japan Web Fest is an annual festival that focuses on web films. Our goal is to involve the creators and the audience interactively. Since web films are often produced by independent filmmakers, we are here to acknowledge the work of such talented creators and to celebrate their art. JWF is where creators get connected to one another from all around the world.
We also will be touring all over Japan, between Tokyo and locals biannually, to meet creators in your town!!

February 20th, 21st 20201
Virtual Japan Web Fest
Like the other festivals, we decided to have our first festival in Online!
We are planning;
・Pitching contest for a chance to win prizes and to PR your works,
・Workshop where you can learn more knowledge or skills that you can apply for future works,
・Networking Party, say hi and connect with other creators and audiences, and yes we are planning to do a "Virtual Party" for this year,
・Aidience voting, we would like to include our audiences to cheer this festival. Let's hear what audiences like and get more connected with audiences!

Japan Web Festは、年1度開催する ウェブ作品を対象とした映画祭です。クリエイターも観客もアクティブに参加する映画祭 を目指します。ウェブ作品はインディーズが制作していることがほとんど。そんな才能あるクリエイターの作品に注目し、そしてお互いを祝う。世界の各地で活躍する人々と観客を結び、さらなるクリエイトを創発する。こういった場所を提供します。

・ワークショップ: 次の作品に活かせる知識やスキルを学べる!
・ネットワーキングパーティ: 同じクリエイター達はもちろん、観客と直接話すチャンス!今年はオンラインでのパーティを企画中。
・観客投票: このウェブ映画祭では、観客もクリエイティブを担う一員!ぜひ観客の声を届けて、そして繋がりましょう!

- Web Series: Narrative
- Web Series: Animation
- Pilot: Any category
- Web Jidaigeki
- Music Video
- Short Film: Narrative (less than 30mim)
- Short Film: Animation (less than 30mim)
- Short Film: documentary (less than 30mim)
- Feature Documentary
- Smartphone Film(Shot by smartphone only, less than 15 minutes)
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Leading Actor
- Outstanding

1. Japan Web Fest categories are open to the japan and International entries.

2. Films must submit online preview screeners through FilmFreeway.

3. If your film/web series not in English, they must have English language subtitles.

4. Entries must have been completed in the past 4 years.

5. Applicants may submit as many entries as they wish, as long as each entry has a separate entry form and fee.

6. Japan Web Fest has the right to screen any film or projects submitted to the Japan Web Fest.

7. If officially selected, it is the responsibility of the submitter to send a trailer, PR kit including flyer/poster.

9. Screening copies will not be returned to the Entrants unless a pre-paid return mailer is included.

10. All decisions made by the festival are final and at their discretion.

11. All Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

12. Entry fees are non-refundable. Refunds will not be issued for any reason.

13. All federal, local and state laws apply. Entry void where prohibited by law.

14. By participating in the Japan Web Fest, each participant agrees to release and hold Japan Web Fest and the employees, directors, volunteers and representatives of the Japan Web Fest, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.

15. By submitting, you are agreeing that you own or are authorized to use all the rights to both the music and video(s) contained in your web series. Japan Web Fest will not be held responsible for any claims stemming from the failure of the creator and/or submitter to properly obtain the rights to the material you submit and/or screen.

16. By submitting your series/pilot to Japan Web Fest, you agree to screen your content if selected as an Official Selection, regardless of any other festival status or selection.

Overall Rating
  • Lee Hyoungjoon

    Best festival experience ever! :)

    August 2021
  • Yo Kohatsu

    Wonderful hospitality.
    Timings and texts of announcements for film maker were perfect and very kind.
    This festival has great energy to let people enjoy.
    Thank you so much.

    March 2021
  • Françoise Siqueira

    As a first edition, and due to the world situation, the organization made a great effort in making it happened! It was amazing to win best actor for Gabrielle Novello!!! Thank you guys!

    March 2021
  • Charlotte Wanhill

    Wonderfully put together festival with a gorgeous online platform. Great communication and a great selection of films and series.
    Thanks very much for selecting our documentary and for the nomination for best feature documentary.
    Congratulations to you for a very successful first festival.

    March 2021
  • Allen Ling

    I would have rated networking a five star but I did not speak any Japanese! But the Web Fest was by far the closest experience I had to a real film festival this year with the COVID19 lockdown. Communication was stellar and despite not being the winner, I was thrilled with the festival organizers and experience!

    March 2021