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Nippon Nordic Accelerator: Call for animation projects
Friday, 17 March 2017 14:05

NNUA Logo Red 300ppi whiteBGSelected projects to be presented at Viborg Animation Festival in September 2017


The NipponNordic Universe Accelerator is a 3-week artist residency, which focuses on skills training and cooperation between Japan and Denmark.


Hosted by The Animation Workshop, the participants will develop worlds and original concepts.


In September 2017, The Animation Workshop/VIA University College - will gather acknowledged tutors to supervise the Nippon- Nordic participants. Their goal will be to develop concepts such as universes, story worlds and paper-prototypes, which resonate across both countries and beyond; and which can be utilized in video or mobile games, animation TV series, documentaries, serious games, VR, AR or transmedia.


The participants are selected by a committee based on their proposed projects and will be:
junior or intermediate artists with a background as directors, new media concept artists, writers, storyboard artists or game designers
• and who are Japanese (living in Japan or abroad), Korean or Chinese (special permanent residents in Japan), Danish (living either in Denmark or abroad) or foreigners (currently living or running a company in Denmark).


On the last day of the residency, during Viborg Animation Festival (VAF), the participants will get the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a jury of high-level professionals from both territories who will also advise them on how to best reach the market and go into production.


The best projects will get the chance to take their development through additional residencies and to access pitching sessions in major festivals and partner-events throughout Europe and Asia (such as Annecy MIFA Pitches, Sunny Side of the Doc, Cartoon
Connection Asia, Japan Content Showcase, etc).


Applicants should submit, along with their online application, the following:


  • A letter of motivation (2 pages maximum)
  • A CV
  • A show reel, a prototype or a portfolio with examples of their work
  • A one-pager project proposal.


The Animation Worskhop will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Japanese & Danish diplomatic relations with screenings, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, work shops and public events that are endorsed by the Japanese Embassy in Denmark.


Be sure to read the regulations before applying.


Key dates
Launch of Applications: February 13
Deadline for Applications: April 14
Pre-selection Interviews: Beginning of May
Final Selection: Mid-May
Workshop & Pitching Session: September 11 to 29

For more information contact
Clemence Bragard, Project Manager for TAW | +33 787 599 419 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Hiromi Ito (Office H/ASF Partners), Project Coordinator for Japan | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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