NEW CHITOSE is returning to an in-person edition in 2023!
Submissions are now open for the 10th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival which will take place November 2-6th, 2023.

NEW CHITOSE 2023 is an animation festival dedicated to animated films held at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport (Hokkaido, Japan), which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world.
The festival not only attracts attention as one of the few film festivals in the world where all screenings, lodgings, and stays are completed at the airport but also boasts the largest number of entries in the competition section in Japan. The festival also offers a multifaceted program introducing animation, including lectures by Japanese and foreign creators and exhibitions in public spaces. It has now grown into one of Japan’s top animation film festivals.

Last year the festival received 2,400 works in all categories. The winners were “Backflip” (Short Grand Prix, directed by Nikita Diakur), “My Love Affair with Marriage” (Feature Grand Prix, directed by Signe Baumane), “Lawless Love” (Japan Grand Prix, directed by Ryuya Suzuki), and else.

We look forward to your submissions! Please check out the selection committee! ‣https://airport-anifes.jp/en/about/team_newchitose/

Short Films Competition:
‣ Grand Prix - 1 million JPY
‣ New Talent Award - 200,000 JPY
‣ Japan Grand Prix - 500,000 JPY
‣ Best Student Film - memento
‣ Audience Award - 100,000 JPY
‣ Kids Award - memento
‣ Best Music Animation Award - 100,000 JPY

Feature Films Competition:
‣ Grand Prix - 300,000 JPY

1. Short Films Competition
Submissions must be animated films with a run time not exceeding 30 minutes and must be works completed in or after 2021. 360°/VR works are also accepted. There is no submission fee.

Please read carefully and agree to the terms and conditions of the Submission Regulations before submitting works.
‣ https://airport-anifes.jp/en/competition/short/

1-1. Competition categories
(A) International Competition
(B) Japan Competition
(C) Music Animation Competition
(D) Student Competition
Submissions will be sorted into the relevant category based on judgment by the Festival Office and Selection Committee members.

1-2. Invitations
The festival office will invite a filmmaker or a producer who satisfy certain conditions by covering related costs as described below. The detail is notified of the details by email after the selection.
*Please note that depending on the spread of COVID-19, invitation conditions may be changed or may be canceled.
Please read carefully the conditions for invitation. ‣ https://airport-anifes.jp/en/competition/short/

1-2-1. International Competition, Japan Competition and Music Animation Competition
The festival will cover (one person per film):
(1) Part of round-trip flight costs (as par the Festival Office regulations)
(2) Accommodation during the festival (applicable only to hotels arranged by the Festival Office and only for one person)
(3) Part of meals during the festival (by meal coupon, as par with Festival Office regulations)

1-2-2. Student Competition
The festival will cover (one person per film):
(1) Accommodation during the festival (applicable only to hotels arranged by the Festival Office and only for one person)
(2) Part of meals during the festival (by meal coupon, as par with Festival Office regulations)
 
 
2. Feature Films Competition
Submissions must be animated films with a run time exceeding 40 minutes and must be works completed in or after 2021. There is no submission fee.
Note: Submit a preview link of the whole film, not a trailer.

Please read carefully and agree to the terms and conditions of the Submission Regulations before submitting works.
‣ https://airport-anifes.jp/en/competition/feature/

2-1. Invitations
The festival office will invite a filmmaker or a producer who satisfies certain conditions by covering related costs as described below. The detail is notified of the details by email after the selection.
*Please note that depending on the spread of COVID-19, invitation conditions may be changed or may be canceled.
Please read carefully the conditions for invitation. ‣https://airport-anifes.jp/en/competition/feature/

The festival will cover (one person per film):
(1) Part of round-trip flight costs (as par the Festival Office regulations)
(2) Accommodation during the festival (applicable only to hotels arranged by the Festival Office and only for one person)
(3) Part of meals during the festival (by meal coupon, as par with Festival Office regulations)

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Shin Chitose Airport Festival was great. We started with a great opening ceremony and ended with a closing party and ceremony. The competitions were interesting, the selection is diverse. They were so generous with the food at the ceremonies, the hotel stay, giving the directors even financial support for their travels and coupons to spend in the airport for meals etc. All of the team and organizers are really kind and communicative and very helpful. Really one of a kind animation festival in the world, any animator should experience this 🗾🙏

    November 2023
  • Tang rehoo

    Great great festival. Professional organizers and hope to join you again in the future

    November 2022
  • Outstanding festival! Unfortunately unable to attend although really enjoyed the programme. Thank you for screening Cuties and including me in your online panel. Hope to eventually attend in person!

    November 2021
  • kvali XXI

    Super New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival! Hope to join in 2021!

    January 2021
  • Zuzanna Waś

    Absolutely the best! Great event and place to be!

    January 2021