It has been announced that nominated works in competition category of the “Tokyo Anime Award Festival (hereafter: TAAF)”, which could not be held in Mar. 2020, will be screened at Shin-Bungeiza in Ikebukuro on Sep. 26 and 27. At the same time, the screening schedule has been released, and tickets are on sale now.

“TAAF” is an international animation film festival that becomes independent as a developed version of the “Tokyo Anime Award”, which used to be held as part of the “Tokyo International Anime Fair”.
With the purposes “To develop and promote the animation culture and industry in Tokyo by discovering and supporting people who will become the next generation of animation production”, and “Dispatching the appeal of Tokyo and contributing to the promotion of tourism in Tokyo”, and the slogan “Make Tokyo the hub of animation”, high-quality original films from around the world are being screened in Tokyo. It is aiming to have animation lovers from around the world to communicate with each other, to provide creators and viewers inspiration and excitement, and to use this excitement and inspiration to transmit a new wave of animation from Tokyo to the world. The four long animated nominated films that received nominations in competition category of “TAAF2020” are “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands”, “Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale”, “Marona's Fantastic Tale”, and “The Swallows of Kabul”. Each of the chosen work has completely different expression method and after the screening, the interview with each creators are scheduled to be screened.

Moreover, short animated films include diverse works such as worldwide comedies that get you a belly laugh, stories that leave you with warm feelings, thoughtful messages, and moving images. Especially nowadays, when there are so many animations made with using hybrid feel that leave a feeling of touches, such as stop motion and 3DCG, handwriting and digital.

“TAAF2020” competition section nomination works screening will be held on Sep. 26 and 27 at Shin-Bungeiza in Ikebukuro.
Also, “TAAF2021” will be held in Ikebukuro from Mar. 12 to Mar. 15, 2021.

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