Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2021 calls for feature and short animated films with high potential and strong messages from all over the world. Our aim is to screen high-quality animated films superior in originality, provide opportunities to inspire audience as well as creators, cultivate new talents, and contribute in the development and promotion of animation cultures and industry.
About Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF)
Tokyo Anime Award Festival(TAAF) is focusing to find and development of new talented creators, and promote animation culture all over the world. Under the slogan “TOKYO is the HUB of contemporary ANIMTION”, we are showing high quality and originality animated films from all over the world in Tokyo. And provide opportunity for personal exchange among people who love animation, and give them an impetus and thrilling. And we send it’s impetus and thrilling to the world from Tokyo.
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TAAF Feature Animation
Aim and Benefits of TAAF Feature Animation
The following prizes are awarded to excellent films:
- Grand Prize for Feature, a cash award of 500,000 yen
- Award of Excellence for Feature, a cash award of 100,000 yen
and other prizes (if applicable).
Requirements for TAAF Feature Animation Qualification
- The film must have been completed on, or after, January 1, 2019 (regardless of country of origin, and whether it is professional, amateur or student work).
- The film that has been theatrically released, broadcast, or distributed for profit in Japan for a certain period prior to March 11, 2021 is not eligible for the Competition (such film would qualify under the “Anime of the Year” category). Screening at film festivals and previews are not considered “for-profit” herein.
- The film that has been nominated to TAAF in the past will not be accepted.
- No submission fee is required.
- Once submissions have closed, the Preliminary Selection Committee will select the nominees for the final judging. The result of the selection process will be communicated to successful applicants, and the list of nominated films will be posted on the TAAF2021 official website.
- The screening material should be either of the following:
- Apple ProRes (1920 x 1080 pix.) or DCP(for Feature Animation)
- The nominated films 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.
- The screening schedule will be announced after the preliminary selection on the TAAF2021 official website.
Application DeadlineNovember 10, 2020
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) on animefestival.jp
Please read this outline and regulations carefully before your application.
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