Hiroshima 2014 International Animation Festival

Hiroshima 2014 International Animation Festival

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Interested applicants are invited to apply for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival Competition. The Festival is a biennial manifestation held in Hiroshima City in August, endorsed by Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA).

It was established in 1985, as a project commemorating the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing to promote the international mutual understanding and to pursue eternal world peace through the development of animation art, which is a medium common to all human beings beyond nations and languages.

The official prizes are:

  • Grand Prize:¥1,000,000;
  • Hiroshima Prize: ¥1,000,000;
  • Debut Prize: ¥500,000;
  • Renzo Kinoshita Prize: ¥300,000.


  • Open to all animators around the World
  •  Short animated films of no more than 30 minutes.

The following are required for entry works in the Festival:

  • Entry works shall be made “frame by frame”, including computer graphics animation;
  • Entries shall be either film or videotape;
  • Films shall be presented in 16mm or 35mm format and use an optical soundtrack system. Films should also have a 3m leader;
  • Videotapes shall be on HDCAM-NTSC or Digital Betacam-NTSC format. Videotapes shall start with a color-bar for 1 minute and 5 seconds black;
  • Running time shall be within 30 minutes;
  • Works shall be those that have been completed after April 1, 2012;
  • Copyrighted characters, scripts, music, etc., cannot be used in the works without the copyright owner’s agreement. Failure to obtain such agreement will result in the works being disqualified from competition;
  • Each film or videotape shall contain one work only;
  • Works which have already been awarded prizes at other festivals are eligible. In this case, a listing of all awards and prizes received must be fully indicated on the entry form.

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