ANIMATIONISM All Creativity Welcomed
Japan Media Arts Festival
Overseas Promotion Animation division
Director OKAMOTO Mitsuko
Our theme for this year is “ANIMATIONISM - All Creativity Welcomed -“, which defines that the Japanese animation cannot be categorized in a singular form. It covers a wide range of genres, targets, traditional to cutting edge techniques and so forth. READ MORE
Watch the Creator's Q&A video interviews and find out all about their perspectives on filmmaking.
Online streaming for ANIMATIONISIM program with 5 films produced by the award-winning artists from the animation division at the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival will be held on June 20th and 21st.
ANIMETAMAGO online streaming program with 3 short films will be available on June 27th and 28th.
Exclusive interviews with the executives of high-profile animation studios are posted.
Top animators and producers share their stories and challenges for the future in Special Interviews.
Articles on four studios with a high reputation for their unique production.
Find out who they are, how they work and what drives their creativity.
The president of the studio, TANAKA Eiko, reveals what underlines the outstanding achievements of the studio.
OTSUKA Masahiko, the CEO talks about the new theatrical release of PROMARE and their challenges to interact with the fans.
CHOI Eunyoung, the representative director of Science SARU tells the story of their creations and the roots of their originality.
The director leading a small in-house team of talented creators talks about the foundation of the team and their prospects in the future.
Professor OKAMOTO Mitsuko, director of the JMAF Overseas Promotion Animation division,
talks with the creators leading the Japanese anime industry.
Director NISHIMI Shojiro
Known for his one-of-a-kind character designs and explosive action sequences, he is one of the most original animators working in Japan today.
Producer MASUMOTO Kazuya
MASUMOTO share his unique challenges facing TRIGGER and talks about why he believes anime producers must take on a stronger role in the future.
Exclusive video interviews with the creators of the films featured in "Animationism - All Creativity Welcomed -."
The interviews, filmed in the animators' studios, reveal their perspectives on filmmaking,
how their short films were created, and much more.
Everyone around the globe can access our online streaming events.
Discover the diversity of Japanese animation.
"ANIMATIONISM - All Creativity Welcomed -"
A program of 5 short animation films, selected by the curator, will be shown three times online. The program enables to show the diversity of Japanese creativity.
Streaming Video available
Selected works from next-generation animators participating “The Young Animator Training Project" program supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.