The world’s only “airport festival” officially announces the 6th year!
The New Chitose Airport, a gateway for the world to access Hokkaido and known as “Entertainment” Airport, has the 6th edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival from November 1 to 4, 2019.
The New Chitose Airport is truly unique amongst its kind. The Airport also hosts a variety of facilities: a multi-screen movie theater, hotel, Onsen bath spa, arcade, shopping mall, high-quality restaurants featuring the unique taste of Japanese cuisine, and event spaces are amongst the many things that New Chitose Airport has in store for its visitors. By utilizing all of its unique attributes, and combining them into one eclectic embodiment, the airport provides a festival experience that cannot be replicated in any other environment. The last edition in 2018 attracted about 38,000 visitors, the highest number in the history of the festival.
The main event of the festival is the competitions. Last year the festival received 2,037 short films (from 86 countries/regions) and 49 feature films (from 25 countries/regions). The submission of all the competition this year starts on April 15th. More information will come soon at the official website.