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Call for Entries: New Chitose Airport Festival Announces 6th Edition

Submissions to Japan’s New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival open April 15. 

The New Chitose Airport in Japan, a gateway known as the “Entertainment Airport” for the world to access Hokkaido, has set the sixth edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival for November 1-4, 2019.

The New Chitose Airport is truly unique among its kind. The Airport also hosts a variety of facilities: a multi-screen movie theater, hotel, Onsen bath spa, arcade, shopping mall, high-quality restaurants featuring the unique taste of Japanese cuisine, and event spaces are amongst the many things that New Chitose Airport has in store for its visitors. By utilizing all of its unique attributes, and combining them into one eclectic embodiment, the airport provides a festival experience that cannot be replicated in any other environment. The last edition in 2018 attracted about 38,000 visitors, the highest number in the history of the festival.

The main event of the festival is the competitions. Last year the festival received 2,037 short films (from 86 countries/regions) and 49 feature films (from 25 countries/regions). The submission of all the competition this year starts on April 15th. More information will be made available soon on the official website:

Source: New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.