Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 - ANIMATION AWARD

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Animation award titled Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this competition:

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival is an international animation award recently opened for 2018 with a aims to screen high‐quality animation films superior in originality and with strong messages which inspire audience.

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 (TAAF2018) is an international animation award and film festival hosted by the Tokyo Anime Award Festival Executive Committee and the Association of Japanese Animations and co‐hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The aim of TAAF2018 is to collate and screen high-quality animation works of superior originality, provide excitement and inspiration to the audience as well as creators, cultivate new talent, and contribute to the development and promotion of animation culture and industry.

There are two categories:

Feature Animation Film (60 mins long or over)
Short Animation Film (shorter than 30 mins)

Guideline for Feature Animation:

• “Feature animation work of more than 60 minutes in length” created using any technique
• Any animation works longer than 30 min. but less than 60 min. shall be applied to the category of Feature Animation first. The TAAF Office will contact the applicant later to notify which category is appropriate for the work.
• Work that has been nominatd to TAAF in the past will not accepted.
• 3 still images of the work (1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
• 1 director’s photo (head shot, 1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
• Since the screening material required for the final judging of the Feature Animation Competition must either be Apple ProRes (1920 x 1080 pix.) or DCP, please make prior arrangements.

Guideline for Short Animation:

• “Short animation work of less than 30 minutes in length” created using any technique
• Any animation works longer than 30 min. but less than 60 min. shall be applied to the category of Feature Animation first. The TAAF Office will contact the applicant later to notify which category is appropriate for the work.
• Each applicant shall upload his/her work for the Competition through the TAAF Application Form in MP4 format (audio Codec: AAC, video Codec: H.264).
• Work that has been nominatd to TAAF in the past will not accepted.
• As the format required for the final judging process is either Apple ProRes (1920 x 1080 pix.) or DCP,
• 3 still images of the work (1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
• 1 director’s photo (head shot, 1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)

The Preliminary Selection Committee will select the nominees for the final judging. Result of the selection process will be communicated to successful applicants, and the list of Nominated Works will be posted on the TAAF2018 official website.

Nominated Works will be publicly screened at designated theaters during the Festival period in Tokyo, during which time final judging will be conducted by the Competition Jury.

If the work contains dialogues in any language other than Japanese, please submit your film with English subtitles and an English time-coded dialogue list.

There is no entry fee to partecipate.

This animation award is open worldwide to any animated film completed after 1st January, 2016, which have not been screened in Japan for commercial purposes.

• Grand Prize (both for Feature and Short): cash award of 500,000 Yen, that's approximately 4,390 USD
• Award of Excellence (both for Feature and Short): cash award of 100,000 Yen, that's approximately 878 USD)

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 will take place from 9 to 12 March, 2018.

For all further informations about competition Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 you can visit the following official website:


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