New Chitose Internatonal Animation Festival, 1-4/11/19

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01 November 2019 - 04 November 2019
Sapporo, Japan
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Festival Description

The New Chitose Airport, a gateway for the world to access Hokkaido and known as “Entertainment” Airport, has the 6th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival from November 1 to 4, 2019.

The New Chitose Airport is truly unique amongst 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.

2019 Call For Entries

Call for Submission for the competition starts from April 15. 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).

Solar Walk (directed by Réka Bucsi) won the Grand Prix (short film) while Autumn from Antonio Vivaldi ”The Four Seasons” (directed by Atsushi Wada) received the Japan Grand Prix. The very first Grand Prix for Feature Film was awarded to This Magnificent Cake! (Directed by Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef).

The submission of all the competition this year starts on April 15th.  (

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

  • Submission Period:
  • April 15 to June 30, 2019 (Short Film, Student Film)
  • April 15 to July 31, 2019 (Feature Film)


New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2019 is rganized by Festival Committee of New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
Date: Nov 1 to 4, 2019
Venue: Terminal Building, New Chitose Airport (Theater, Event Spaces)

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See the festival regulations
Deadline: 30 June 2018 (short and student films), 31 July 2018 (feature films)


2018 Coverage (Archive)

Dates: 2-5 Nov 2018

Feature Film Selection:

    Director: Denis DO / 2017 / Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg
  • On Happiness Road
    Director: SUNG Hsin-Yin / 2017 / Taiwan
    Director: Sumiko Arai, Toshimasa Kuroyanagi / 2018 / Japan
  • The Breadwinner
    Director: Nora Twomey / 2017 / Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg
  • This Magnificent Cake!
    Director: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef / 2018 / Belgium,France

Event Dates

  • From 01 November 2019 to 04 November 2019


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