A Chance to Participate in Tokyo Anime Award Festival to Win Cash Prize up to 300,000 Yen

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Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 (TAAF 2020) is searching for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world. The Festival 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.


The following prizes are awarded to excellent works:

  • Grand Prize (a cash award of 500,000 yen).  
  • Award of Excellence (a cash award of 100,000 yen). 
  • And other prizes (if applicable).  

Program Period:

March 13 (Fri)-16 (Mon), 2020, No submission fee is required


  1. Feature Animation (60 min. or longer)
  2. 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.
  • The TAAF Office will contact the applicant later to notify which category is appropriate for the work.


  • 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.
  • Work that has been nominated to TAAF in the past will not be accepted.
  • Once submissions have closed, 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 TAAF2020 official website.
  • The screening material should be either of the following:
    Apple ProRes (1920 x 1080 pix.).
  • 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.
  • The screening schedule will be announced after the primary selection at TAAF2020 official website.
  • Upload the Form together with the following:
    • 3 still images of the work (1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
    • 1 director’s photo (headshot, 1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
    • English dialogue list synchronized with the time code
  • Animation work with dialogue in any language must be submitted with a screening version with English subtitles. 
  • Please submit the video material at the time of application, and ensure that it is available for viewing by March 31, 2020.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Art, Design

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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Tokyo Anime Award Festival

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