The international animation film festival, “Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022 (TAAF2022)” is set to be held from March 11 to 14, 2022 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Moreover, the application entries for the competition category have been started.

TAAF, which will be held for the 9th time in 2022, is a stand-alone international animation film festival that becomes independent from the “Tokyo Anime Award” which was held as a part of the “Tokyo International Anime Fair” in 2002.

The purpose of the festival is to “discover and nurture the next generation of animation creators, develop and promote Tokyo’s animation culture and industry,” and to “promote Tokyo’s attractions and contribute to the promotion of tourism in Tokyo”. Under the slogan “Tokyo will become the hub of animation”, the festival aims to screen high-quality and original works from around the world in Tokyo, to promote interaction with anime fans, to provide inspiration and excitement to creators and audiences, and to use that inspiration to send a new wave of animation works from Tokyo to the world.

At “TAAF2022”, various screenings are set to be held, such as the “Competition Category” nominees, the “Animation of the Year” award-winning works, an exhibition introducing the winners of the “Animation Merit Category”, screening of invited works from Japan and abroad, and workshops for the popular “Children Animation Category”.

Along with the announcement of the festival, the application entries for the “Competition Category” have also been started. Animated short films will be accepted until October 31, 2021, and animated feature films until November 10, 2021.
For more details, check out the official website.

“TAAF2022” will be held in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from March 11 to 14, 2022.