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Submissions Now Open for New Chitose 2020

7th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 20-23, 2020, is now accepting short and feature film submissions. 

The New Chitose Airport International Festival has announced it will hold its 7th edition this coming November 20-23, 2020. Last year’s event received 2,181 short films from 84 countries/regions and 50 feature films from 30 countries/regions. Submissions are now being accepted for the upcoming November festival. The deadline for short films is June 30, July 31 for feature films. This year the following are being accepted for the short film competition:

  • VR films
  • GIF animation
  • Digital animated comics
  • Movie installation works

Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Grand Prix (Short Film): 1 million JPY
  • Grand Prix (Feature Film): 300,000 JPY
  • Japan Grand Prix (Short Film): 500,000 JPY
  • New Talent Award (Short Film): 200,000 JPY
  • Best Music Animation: 100,000 JPY
  • Audience Award: 100,000 JPY
  • Best Student Film: Memento
  • Kids Award: Memento

More details are available on the festival’s official website.

Source: New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival