Documents/materials to be submitted

1.Reference materials describing the work to be created as part of this program (at least three minutes in length). It is preferable that applicants submit documents (story board, script, etc.) which make it possible to understand plans for the work in detail.

2.Proof of a work having been screened at an international film festival, exhibition, or similar event (e.g. a copy of the list of screened works in a festival catalogue). Please make sure that the proof shows the event’s internationality (i.e. proof that it screens/features works from countries other than your own). Proof of more than one film having been screened is not required.

3.Proof of age and citizenship (e.g. a photocopy of your passport). There is no entry fee for this video contest!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

- Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
- Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event where works from countries other than their own were also screened/featured.
- Be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of September 10th, 2015.
- Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations. - Be in good health.
- Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using Skype).


A selection committee composed of experts in this field will make two rounds of selections (the first based on applications, the second based on interviews conducted via the Internet) to arrive at a preliminary list of candidates of participants. The period of stay will be 70 days between 7th January and 17th March 2016, during which they will receive funds to cover travel, accommodation, educational fees, and other expenses.

Official website

For all further informations about the Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo (A-AIR) 2016 visit the following official website:


Call for Applications Info


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