Educational Film Market
Frame In
Nexus Point

Main Programs (tentative)

Competition (open to audience)
From numerous latest animation shorts submitted from around the world, Grand-Prix, Hiroshima Prize, Debut Prize, Renzo Kinoshita Prize, Audience Prize and other prizes will be awarded. Especially, the Audience Prize will be chosen by votes of audience. In this program, internationally renowned animation masters and young promising animators will be competing each others equally, and audience will enjoy their high quality works with competition directors attending from all over the world.

Bruno Bozzetto Special Program (film show and talk)
Bruno Bozzetto, the International Honorary President of HIROSHIMA 2014, is the great animation master in Italy. He is continuously creating new animation till today, and keep inspiring young filmmakers. Screening of his animation shorts and talk.

"Rapsodeus" (2011)
directed by Bruno Bozzetto
© Bruno Bozzetto

"Allegro non Troppo" - the feature animation by Bruno Bozzetto.
Screening of "Allegro non Troppo", a highly acclaimed feature animation regarded as the Italian answer to "Fantasia" by Walt Disney, who strongly inspired Bruno throughout his career.

"Allegro non Troppo" (1976)
directed by Bruno Bozzetto
© Bruno Bozzetto

HIROSHIMA 30th Anniversary Special Program (film show and exhibition)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary, there will be special programs such as screenings of "Films by Masters who served as the International Honorary President of HIROSHIMA" and "HIROSHIMA Festival Award Winning Titles". Also, "HIROSHIMA 30th Anniversary Special Exhibition" to go through the 30 years of Hiroshima Festival.

Feature Animation by the International Honorary President of HIROSHIMA'85
"The King and Mister Bird" (1980)
directed by Paul Grimault
© Les Films Paul Grimault – Studiocanal
The Grand Prize of HIROSHIMA'85
"Broken Down Film" (1985)
directed by Osamu Tezuka

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Norman McLaren (film show and exhibition)
Norman McLaren, the great master from Canada, served as the first director of the animation division of National Film Board of Canada and the first president of ASIFA-Association Internationale du Film d'Animation. Screening of his shorts and an exhibition to introduce his life, paying homage to his invaluable contribution to the animation world.

"Neighbours" (1952)
directed by Norman McLaren
© 1952 National Film Board of Canada. All rights reserved.

Hungarian Animation Special – film show and exhibition
Screening of outstanding Hungarian animation works including shorts, features, commercials, TV programs, music videos, workshopfilms etc., from classics to contemporary.

directed by Jozsef Gemes
© MaNDA – Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute.

Best of the World
Screening of superior animation works of recent years from around the world.

Animation for Peace
Screening of inspiring peace-themed films, under the spirit and the heart of Hiroshima.

Contemporary Japanese Animation
Special screening of high quality animation by today' s Japanese filmmakers.

Stars of Students
Well-reputed programs, aiming to discover young talented filmmakers. Screening of excellent student animation works from around the world. Audience will enjoy the talents of the next generation in the field of animation.

Animation for Children
Screening of attracting animation films for children.

Screening of animation shorts and features by talented filmmakers within Japan and abroad…and many more!

Free Spaces for Promotion and Exchange

*Bring your works with you! Reservation for free space can be made at the venue, during the festival.

Nexus Point : A free space for business exchange. Animation professionals, production companies, distributors, etc., are welcome to bring and show your works, make presentations and lectures. Looking forward to your participation!
Frame In : A free space for young creators, who wish to become professionals, to present your own works and exchange information. Animation professionals may give you suggestions on your work. There will be special seminars by festival guests. Looking forward to your participation!

Educational Film Market

A very unique film market providing bridges between schools, students and productions. Japanese major animation schools and universities will be setting up booths to publicize their educational programs and to find new students. Students may promote their talents and gain chances to work internationally. Production companies may take this opportunity to discover new young talents. Also, there will be previewing desks to appreciate students works from all over the world.

Exhibition, Workshop --- and many more!