New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022

Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

The New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022 competition screening ended, and the festival’s main event showed 76 films selected from over 2,100 submissions locally and worldwide.

Following that, an award ceremony was held on November 6 at the Portom Hall located in the international terminal building of New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, Japan.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022

Here’s a little history about the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival; it is an animation festival dedicated to animated films held at the terminal building of New Chitose Airport (Hokkaido, Japan), which connects Hokkaido with the rest of the world as an entertainment airport.

Launched in 2014, the festival has provided an exciting experience that is only possible as a one-and-only “airport festival.” In 2019, the year before COVID-19, it gathered about 43,000 attendees from all over the world, which was the highest number in the festival’s history. During the 2020-2021 Pandemic, the festival took place in a hybrid format consisting of both in-theatre and online, with more than 20,000 online viewers in 2021.

The coming 9th edition will continue to present various programs delivering the look of animation “today” from multiple perspectives, such as special screenings and guest speakers of films the festival picked to feature, in addition to the Competition section, which is the main event of the festival receiving more than 2,000 entries from around the world each year.

The festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2023. We are confident that we have delivered bold selections and are determined to move the global film festival forward into its milestone 10th year and the future.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022 Award Winners
The winners of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022.

Awards Winners for International Animation Festival 2022

  • Grand Prix for Short Films: “Backflip”
    Nikita Diakur, Germany & France
  • Japan Grand Prix: “Lawless Love”
    Ryuya Suzuki, Japan
  • New Talent Award: “Space”
    Zhong Xian, United Kingdom & Taiwan
  • Grand Prix for Feature Films: “My Love Affair with Marriage”
    Signe Baumane, Latvia, United States & Luxembourg
  • Best Student Film: “Mom, What’s Up with the Dog?”
    Lola Lefevre, France
  • Best Music Animation: “Sliver Cave”
    Caibei Cai, mainland China
  • Kids Award & Audience Award: “A Town Called Panic: The Summer Holidays”
    Vincent Patar & Stephane Aubier, France
  • NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT PITCH Award: “Poproy Broadcasting Station”
    Project by Poproy
Awards Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
The Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Awards.

Please visit the official website awards section to view the full awards list with detailed information. There is a breakdown of each animation film with a biodata of the filmmaker.

And to explore more about this festival, you can get more details on the official New Chitose Airport website.

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2022

  • Date: November 3th – 6th, 2022
  • Venue: New Chitose Airport Terminal (Chitose Hokkaido, JAPAN)

Address:
C/o Enleysha Co., Ltd.
Sapporo Tokeidai Bldg., 9F,
1, Nishi-2, Kita-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001 JAPAN

Conclusion

For anyone visiting Hokkaido, you should take the opportunity to explore the New Chitose Airport, as it is Japan’s first airport movie theatre, providing powerful screen images with life-like acoustics. The movie theatre offers special seats that provide the opportunity to enjoy movies in a relaxing environment, while the cinema offers three screens with a total of 377 seats and 3D capability.

Finally, the organisers hope to see more international participation in the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2023. And remember, this is open to anyone worldwide, so check out the website for more information.

David

David Hogan Jr, a Malaysian travel writer, photographer and amateur film-maker since 1998. Semi-retired and manages award-winning travel blog Malaysia-Asia and Bird Watching Asia. Now active in bird watching and relaxing.

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