Submissions are now open for the 9th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival which will take place November 3-6th, 2022.

NEW CHITOSE 2022 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 coming 9th edition will continue to present various programs delivering the look of animation “today” from various perspectives such as special screenings and guest speakers of films the festival picked to feature, in addition to the Competition section which is the main event of the festival receiving more than 2,000 entries from around the world each year.

The festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2023. We are confident that we have delivered bold selections to date and determined to move the global film festival forward into its milestone 10th year and into the future. We respect all animators who continue to produce great works.

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

Note: There is a possibility to screen the films online depending on the spread of COVID-19, however, films that cannot be screened online are also eligible for submission. The availability of online screening will not affect the selection process nor results. (We will confirm the availability with each entrant after announcing the selection results.)

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 2020. VR films 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
Note: As of April, 2022, Japan still has restrictions on new entries in place for each country and region as measures for COVID-19, and these restrictions are in flux depending on the status of the spread of infection. We regrettably have decided not to invite artists from overseas again this year as we are unable to guarantee invitations and accommodate equally. It pains us that the situation has been very distressing over the past years and we appreciate your understanding.
Filmmakers who are living or residing in Japan at the time of the festival are eligible for the invitation. However, please note that depending on the situation, all the invitations 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) Part of 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) Part of 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 30 minutes and must be works completed in or after 2020. 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
Note: Please check out the Note of "1-2. Invitations".

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) Part of 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)

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  • 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
  • One of the best festivals I've been to.

    November 2019
  • Vojtech Domlatil

    One of the best animation festivals in the world! I enjoyed all the selected films (all were so strong and interesting) and meet there so many great filmmakers.

    November 2019