Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 (TAAF2020) calls for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world. Our aim is to screen high-quality animation works superior in originality, provide opportunities to inspire audience as well as creators, cultivate new talents, and contribute in the development and promotion of animation cultures and industry.

Festival Period: March 13 (Fri)-16 (Mon), 2020
Venue: Ikebukuro, Tokyo



  1. Feature Animation (60 min. or longer)
  2. Short Animation (less than 30 min. )

*Any animation works longer than 30 min. but less than 60 min. shall be applied to the category of Feature Animation first. The TAAF Office will contact the applicant later to notify which category is appropriate for the work.



Please read this outline and application guideline carefully before your application.
We look forward to your application for TAAF2020.


Application Guideline for Feature Animation Application Guideline for Short Animation



Tokyo Anime Award Festival Office
(The Association of Japanese Animations)


TAAF2020 Nominated works

Nominated works


Winners of TAAF2019

Feature Animation for Competition of TAAF2019
Grand Prize: ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE (Director : Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow)
Award of Excellence: Pachamama (Director : Juan Antin)

© 2017: Platige Films SP. Z O. O., Kanaki Films S. L, Walking the Dog BVBA, Wüste Film GMBH, Animationsfabrik GMBH, Arena Comunicacion Audiovisual S. L / © 2018 Folivari / O2B Films / Doghouse Films / Kaïbou Production Pachamama Inc / Blue Spirit Studio / Haut et Court Distribution

Short Animation for Competition of TAAF2019
Grand Prize: Bloeistraat 11 (Director : Nienke Deutz)
Award of Excellence: Bendito Machine VI – Carry On (Director : Jossie Malis)
Toshima City Award: The Quintet of the Sunset (Director : Jie Weng)

©Jossie Malis / ©Realwood Stop Motion