Programs in Details
Notice) The timetable and contents of the program are subject to change.
The most important thing in this world ---- Heart to Heart!!!
A treasure chest of animation in Hiroshima; an emotionally stirring experience that will stay in your heart!!!
This summer marks the 17th Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Since 1985 the festival has been held biennially under the spirit of LOVE & PEACE, with artists and their incredible creativity at its core. Aiming to promote cross-cultural exchange through the advancement of the culture and art of animation media, the festival is endorsed by the Association International du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) as well as the American Academy Awards. In addition to the Official Competition Program, the quality of which is recognized internationally, we will be holding many special programs, including World premieres and Asian/Japan premieres, and also, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, etc. There will be works from various countries that can only be seen in Hiroshima, and many animation filmmakers and animation people from around the world will be attending in person. We are confident that our festival will be a wonderful creative site for international exchange, and hope you will join us and enjoy the world of animation!
Competition (Open to Audience)
The International Juries will decide Grand Prize, Hiroshima Prize, Debut Prize, Renzo Kinoshita Prize and other prizes from 75 works selected for Competition from 2,842 entries (88 countries and regions). In addition, Audience Prize will be chosen by votes of audience. Award Ceremony will be held on the final day, 27th Aug. In this program, internationally renowned animation masters and young promising animation filmmakers will be competing equally, and audience will enjoy their high quality works together with competition directors attending from all over the world.