Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 (TAAF2020) calls for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world.
Our aim is to screen high-quality animation works 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.
Feature Animation (60 min. or longer)
Short Animation (less than 30 min. )
Any animation works longer than 30 min. but less than 60 min. shall be applied to the category of Feature Animation first.
Work must have been completed on, or after, January 1, 2018 (regardless of country of origin, and whether it is professional, amateur or student work).
Work that has been theatrically released, broadcast, or distributed for profit in Japan for a certain period prior to March 12, 2020 is not eligible for the Competition (such work would qualify under the “Anime of the Year” category). Screening at film festivals and previews are not considered “for profit” herein.
Work that has been nominated to TAAF in the past will not accepted.
Animation work with dialogue in any language (including narration or the like necessary for understanding the story) must be submitted with a screening version with English subtitles and an English dialogue list synchronized with the time code. Upload the English dialogue list together with the other required materials such as still images and director’s headshot.
Entry is free.
The application deadlines are as follows:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 for Short Animation
Sunday, November 10, 2019 for Feature Animation
The following prizes are awarded to excellent works:
Grand Prize (both for Feature and Short, cash award of 500,000 yen)
Award of Excellence (both for Feature and Short, cash award of 100,000 yen)
and other prizes (if applicable).
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.