For the first time, New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival will hold the future creation program “New Chitose Airport Pitch 2021” for anime artists.

A “Pitch” is a marketing presentation given by writers or creators to find a producer or investor for their work that is in the idea stage or in the process of making.
Although it is carried out on a daily basis as part of production activities worldwide, it can be said that it is a culture that is not very familiar in Japan (especially for writers who work on an individual basis).

During the “8th New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival”, the official program “New Chitose Airport Pitch 2021” will be held as a way to revitalize production activities and create opportunities for writers and creators to seize opportunities.
This year, directors or producers who have been selected for the competition and showcase category of this film festival will be eligible for application.

The application projects will be selected by the film festival office at first, and the passed projects will be presented during the film festival, and the presentations will be distributed online.
For the pitch screening, we will welcome producers invited by the judges of this film festival as commentators, and provide a place where Japanese anime artists can connect with the international network and show themselves to the world.

The application period for “New Chitose Airport Pitch 2021” has been started on June 14 and will be open until July 31, 2021. The announcement of the first selection passers is scheduled for August 31, 2021, and the public presentation will be held during the “8th New Chitose Airport International Animation Film Festival” from November 5 to 8.
For details, please visit the official website.