Schermata 2014-08-09 a 08.21.30

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B E A U T Y – OFFICIAL SELECTION – Short Animation FIlm – International Competition

Announcement of Nominated Animation Films

The results of the initial judging by the Selection Committee, the following 45 films have been nominated as Competition Films among 715 films submitted from 46 countries/regions. The final judgment will be made in the Competition Program during the festival period from 31st October to 2nd November. The three international panel of judges will evaluate Competition Films, have discussion and select each awards on the last day of the festival, 3rd November.



Animation is remarkable culture which has livened up in Japan and U.S.A year by year. Recently animation culture spreads producing many filmmakers not only in Japan and the West but Asian counties by rapid progress of digital technology. Now animation creators in the world demand the opportunities and send their films to festival and event. Japanese animation creators are especially rated highly in the world.

In autumn 2014, we hold “New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival” which gathers animation from the world into New Chitose Airport terminal building where is the first one with theater in Japan. The airport owns all the facilities required for the festival such as assembly halls, accommodation and Onsen (spa) so that this festival is self-contained in the airport and allow itself to be characteristic. 18 million tourists access New Chitose Airport for one year at present. We aim to offer the opportunities to young filmmakers to succeed in the world and to create a new place for international exchange through animation culture.

We are preparing various program including a competition which awards one million yen to World Grand Prix, screenings of special invitation films and of selection collaborating with other animation festival, stage greeting inviting guests and so on.