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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