The international animation film festival “Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022 (TAAF 2022)” will be held for 4 days from March 11, 2022 to March 14, 2022 at Ikebukuro. As the attempt to connect the creators around the world regardless of the situation, they will conduct “TAAF Online”.

Upcoming “TAAF” in 2022 is the 9th festival, and it is originally the international animation film festival that was derived from and developed “Tokyo Anime Award”, which used to be a program of “Tokyo International Anime Fair” held in 2002.

The festival is run with the goals, “To find and educate the people to support the anime production for the next generations, and to promote growth of Tokyo animation cultures and industry” and “To promote charms of Tokyo and to financially support the sightseeing industry of Tokyo”. Moreover, with the catchphrase, “to make Tokyo the hub of animation”, it aims to broadcast high quality work with originality from all around the world, in Tokyo, to provide the opportunity for the fans to interact with anime fans around the world, to provide stimulus and emotional movement to the creators and viewers, and to create a new wave of animation derived from such an impression and stimulations.

This time, new program called “TAAF Online” will be held. In addition, the comments and event information from the festival director Takeuchi Kouji have arrived.

“TAAF 2022” will be held from March 11, 2022 to March 14, 2022 at Ikebukuro, Tokyo.
Detailed information is on the official website.

Takeuchi Kouji, the Festival Director

One important role of the film festival is to connect people. Therefore, we will use online for Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2022 and release the restriction of place by actively using the online format, restriction of time through making the event on demand, so that movie and people, and people and people can be connected no matter what situation we are in. Our goal is of course, to make direct interaction at Ikebukuro with creators and fans around the world. Hoping that to become real, we are currently planning the programs that we can especially enjoy online at TAAF2022.

■TAAF Online Information

1. Competition Category
Streaming the interview of the award winner of the previous year
Streaming period: Friday, August 13~

・Feature Animation Grand Prix “Josep” Director Aurel
・Feature Animation Award “Nahuel & the Magic Book” Director German Acuna
・Short Animation Grand Prix “Coffin” Director Yuanqing Cai, Mikoiaj Janiw
・Short Animation Award “SHOOOM’S ODYSSEY” Director Julien Bisaro
・Short Animation Toyoshima Ward “Runmania” Director Daria Stolbestsova
・Short Animation Student Award “The Balloon Catcher” Kaneko Isaku

2. Anime Merit Award
(1) A program of TAAF2021 called “From Manga to Animation ~People Who Produced Great Movies~” will be re-streamed on demand for a limited period
Streaming Period: Monday, August 2, 2021, at Noon to Tuesday, August 31 at 11:59 PM

(2) A program of TAAF2021, the talk show of Suzuki Toshio of “Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind” will be streamed for a limited period
Streamed Period: Monday, August 2, 2021, at Noon to Tuesday, August 31 at 11:59 PM

(3) The interviews on Anime Merit Award winners of TAAF 2020 and 2021, who did not appear in (1), will be streamed. Streamed Period: Scheduled to be available from the mid November~

3. Anime of the Year Category
AOY follow-up program with the award-winning movies and the interviews on the award winners from the previous year will be streamed
Streaming Period: Scheduled on the beginning of October
・”Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!” (Anime Award, TV Series Category)
・”Idolish Seven” (Anime Fan Category)
・Kajiura Yuki (Solo Award, Music, Performance Category)
※Audience Award

4. Creator’s Salon
As the live streaming talk event, high-quality Japanese student works and the movies nominated to TAAF2021 Short Animation Competition Category will be streamed. Moreover, with the student movie producers, and the people who are active at the forefront of the Japan’s anime industry,, the talk show will be held on each movie.
Streaming Period: Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 to 7:30 PM (current schedule)
※Archived after live streaming
♢Movies being streamed:

・The Balloon Catcher 0 06 10 Tama Art University/TAAF 2021 Student Award
・Coffin/0 05 23 France, Gobelins/TAAF 2021 Grand Prix

・Dokka Itta Hakamatsuka-kun(Hakamatsuka-kun Went Away)/0 04 50 Tokyo Zokei University
・You Sold My Rollerskates? 0 06 00 Gobelins, France

・Not decided
・Not decided
♢MC: Takeuchi Kouji TAAF Festival Director
●A~C 3 Members from each Japanese Movie (In negotiation)
●Nishioka Junichi Studio Ghibli Co., Ltd. Public Announcement & Student Art Director Supervisor
※Please note that the movies and guests can be changed. Please check the official website for detailed, updated information.

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