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New Chitose Airport Int’l Animation Festival Announces 2018 Short Film Selections

Seventy-six short films selected from 2,043 submissions to compete across five categories.

2018 New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival poster designed by Yoko Kuno.

Organizers of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival have announced short film selections for the 2018 edition, running November 2-5 at the New Chitose Airport Terminal in Japan.

Seventy-six short films were selected from 2,043 submissions to compete across five categories. The films will be screened in competition programs during the festival and judged by the jury for each competition.

Short film selections in the International Competition include Xi Chen’s A Fly in the Restaurant (China), Nienke Deutz’s Bloeistraat 11 (Belgium), Rosto’s Reruns (Netherlands), Réka Bucsi’s Solar Walk (Denmark), Niki Lindroth von Bahr’s The Burden (Sweden), Boris Labbé’s The Fall (France), and Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts (United States).

Selections for the International Family Competition include Basilisk by Vera Pozdeeva (Russia), yes. can i play. by Peter Millard (United Kingdom), and Cockroach Calisthenics by Sawako Kabuki (Japan). In the Music for Animation category, selections include i don't like the comics you drew by Lei Lei (China), Mark Lotterman “Happy” by Alice Saey (Netherlands), and Reach the Sky by Daniel Sterlin-Altman (Canada). In the Student category, selections include Augenblicke - a blink of an eye by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg student Kiana Naghshineh, and Bournemouth graduate Daniel Spencer’s oh dear.

You can see the full list of short film selections here. Selections for the Feature Animation Competition will be announced at a later date.

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.

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