152-year-old soy sauce brewery has been renovated as a screening venue for this film festival. Tatsuno is located 100 km west of Osaka, Japan. This year is the third edition of this film festival. Last year, the people of Tatsuno organized a new experiment: the Tatsuno International Film Festival - Experimental & Animation Without Dialogue. This film festival is developed from the "Tatsuno Art Project" that started in 2011, and will be managed by the "Tatsuno Art" in 2022. (In 2021, the festival was managed through a local non-profit organization.) We are working to utilize the cultural heritage that remains in the region, to disseminate excellent art internationally, and to promote communication with local residents.


Experimental Short Film category
-Grand Prix
-Special Mention
-Best student film
-Audience Award

Animated Short Film category
-Grand Prix
-Special Mention
-Best student film
-Audience Award

======REGULATION (日本語版は英語版の次にあります。The Japanese version is next to the English version.)======
We have an experimental video division and an animation division.
There is a Student Affairs Department in each of the two divisions.
There must be no dialogue in both categories.
The work must be 10 minutes or less in length for both categories.
In the animation category, at least 70% of the work must be produced by animation.
The work must have been completed on or after January 1, 2022.
The festival does not pay any screening fees or other expenses to the applicants.
The festival does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the winning entrants.
The festival will provide a pass to the award ceremony in case of the winner’s visit.
The Festival reserves the right to reject any film that, at its discretion, incites discrimination or hatred.
The Festival reserves the right to use up to 10% (maximum 30 seconds) of the film as publicity for the Festival.
Applicants must hold the copyright and the right to show the work related to the work.
Due to there may be additional screenings at other venues. In this case, we will contact the director in advance.

If you are from the following countries, please email us and we will issue you with a code to waive the application fee.
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Overall Rating
  • Piret Sigus

    Thank you for double recognition!
    Special Jury Award & Audience Choice Award for The Turnip :) :)

    December 2022
  • Orest Smylanetz

    Great festival with fantastic communication! Many thanks for showing "Thunder"!

    December 2022
  • Avishag Rodrigues

    Great festival and communication, thank you!

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    You too! Thank you for your kind cooperation.

  • Really happy that our film "Cochlea" was selected in the experimental section and congratulations to the winners!!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting your film! We converted a 152-year-old soy sauce factory into a theater, and your film was included in the first screening program. Thank you so much for bringing your film to our town.

  • Sayna Fardaraghi

    Such a lovely festival with wonderful directors & curators - felt very cared for <3

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for participating and for your comments! I wish you continued success in making more and more great films!