Organised by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and run by the Japan Image Council, the project aims to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture by providing three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture.
The duration of the program is 70 days, between January 7th and March 17th, 2016.
Participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis. They will also visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
Applicants submit a plan for an animated work at least three minutes in length. If selected, participants in the program will work on this animation project while in Japan and at the end of their stay will present either a completed work or a work in progress to show what they have accomplished.
There is no entry fee.
Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of the deadline, reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan and have had one of their animated works screened at an international film festival, exhibition or similar event where works from countries other than their own were also screened/featured.
A selection committee composed of experts will make two rounds of selections(the first based on applications, the second based on interviews conducted via the Internet) to arrive at a preliminary list of candidates to be invited to participate in the program.
Those selected will be contacted by mid-November and once all conditions of participation have been confirmed the selection will be formally announced.
DEAD-LINE : September 10th, 2015
Source : Graphic Competitions August 18th, 2015