TOKYO ANIME AWARD FESTIVAL 2019

Competition of “ANIMATION”

AWARD

This year’s ‘Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2019’ will once again play host to the ‘Competition of “ANIMATION”‘. This is a competition to test your understanding of acting and your ability to communicate to the audience through movement (i.e., acting).
Anyone can apply, so long as you have a pencil and the ability to dream up an enjoyable piece of animation.
Please apply with a 50 second piece of animation made by 1 to 5 people, following the specified characters, music, and format.
Submissions will be judged by leading animators and other personnel from the professional Japanese animation industry, and review meetings will be held throughout TAAF2019.

Submission Requirements

Application Period

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 to Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Themes

Please produce an animation on the theme of “Painful Memories” , divided into 5 blocks of 10 seconds each, for a total of 50 seconds.
Think back to when you were the same age as the boy/girl detailed in the following design.
Everyone might has a painful memory from when they were young, whether from a tumble, a fall, or from touching something they shouldn’t have.
Try to think about “Why did I fall over?” “How did I fall over?”, and so on, and communicate a story to your viewers through acting.
You will be judged on how well you managed to express something to your audience through moving your characters (acting).
* Please express yourself only through your character’s movements, without using symbols or text.

Advice from Festival Director

At first, make your own body move as you become the boy or girl!
I’m sure you can discover something to express. Don’t just sit there thinking about it!

Theme Requirements 1

Theme Requirements 2

Advice from Festival Director

I think you should incorporate a single incident per block!

Animation Format

Block Format

Each block must be exactly 10 seconds long.
* Since each music clip is 9 seconds long, there may be silences between each block.
* Please combine your 5 blocks to create a single work.
* Please ensure each block is exactly 10 seconds long.
* i.e. you may not make a given block 9 seconds long, and the next block 11 seconds long.

Opening
0.5 sec.
Block 1
10 sec.
Block 2
10 sec.
Block 3
10 sec.
Block 4
10 sec.
Block 5
10 sec.
Ending
0.5 sec.
00″01~00″12

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00″13~10″12
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10″13~20″12
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20″13~30″12
21
30″13~40″12
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40″13~50″12
21
50″13~51″00
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Opening

Please attach a 0.5 second long opening to the beginning of your animation.
Please include the following in your opening, such that they are easy to understand:
1. The title of the work
2. The full names of each of the creators

Ending

Please attach a 0.5 second long ending to the end of your animation.
Please include the following in your ending, such that they are easy to understand:
1. An ending mark. * The nature of the mark does not matter, so long as it is clear that it denotes the end.
2. The full names of each of the creators

Submission Format

Submitted works must be 51 seconds long: “a 0.5 second opening”, “the main animation consisting of 5 blocks of 10 seconds”, and “a 0.5 second ending”.
Please observe the following format.

Opening
Title
Full names of creators
Main Animation Ending
An ending mark
Full names of creators
12 frames (= 0.5 sec.)
00″01-00″12

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10 sec. * 5 blocks
00″13-50″12

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12 frames (= 0.5 sec.)
50″13-51″00

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Application System

 

Application Form

Prizes

Grand Prize: One work 50,000 yen prize
Award of Excellence: Two works 30,000 yen prize
Honorable Mention: Two works No prize
* If you apply as a school, the prize will be awarded to the school.
* The Grand Prize and Award of Excellence winners will be given certificates as proof of their success.
* It is possible that no works will qualify for awards.

Judges

Judges will be Japanese animation industry professionals such as animators and producers.

Previous Achievements

TAAF2017

Kimie Aihara(SHIROGUMI INC. , Public Relations Department Producer/Technical Director)
Yasuhiro Irie(Director/Animator)
Yoshitaka Kawaguchi(SUNRIZE Inc., General Manager/Rights Department IP Strategic Business Division)
Yoshihiro Shimizu(TEZUKA PRODUCTION CO., LTD., GENERAL MANAGER)
Nobuaki Tanaka(NIPPON ANIMATION CO., LTD, Chief Production Manager)
ryo_timo(Animation Director)

TAAF2018

Kimie Aihara(SHIROGUMI INC. , Public Relations Department Producer/Technical Director)
Toshiyuki Inoue(Animator)
Shigeru Okazaki(TEZUKA PRODUCTION CO., LTD., Producer Contents Business)
Yoshitaka Kawaguchi(SUNRIZE Inc., General Manager/Rights Department IP Strategic Business Division)

Screening and Announcement of Winners

Special offer for applicants

  • CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX」
  • A limited-time license for Clip Studio Paint EX, an animation software used by professional animators, is available for contest applicants. Please use it to create your submission. Answer the survey below to receive your free copy!

TAAF2018 Winners

Grand Prize
Team Name:くまさんず
Director:柏熊信
Other Staff:柏熊信 岩崎海斗 目黒洸一 八幡匡耶 宮崎倫史

 

Award of Excellence
Team Name:パーソンズアンノウン
Other Staff:松坂 一慶

 

Application Form
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