Aug/20 - 24, 2020 Hiroshima International Animation Festival

Sightseeing information about Aug/20 - 24, 2020 Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan.

Aug/20 - 24, 2020 Hiroshima International Animation Festival4.0

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 from 8/20 '20 to 8/24 '20


Due to the coronavirus concerns, Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2020 has been taken place on another format and smaller scale as follows.
1. The official competition, the core of our festival, is going to be held using online conference system by the international jury members in place of public screenings with audience at the festival venue.
2. We are going to cancel all our special programs such as the screening of superior animation works from around the world, Educational Film Market, workshops and all pre-events for instance ‘The Festival Eve’.
3. As for award-winning films, due to cancellation of the screenings, we will continuously consider the possibility to open them to the public via the Internet


Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a biennial manifestation held in Hiroshima City in August, endorsed by Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (ASIFA). The 18th International Animation Festival in Japan - HIROSHIMA 2020 will be held from August 20th (Thu.) to 24th (Mon.), 2020.
Under the spirit of LOVE & PEACE, the festival has been dedicating to the advancement of visual media art culture in general, by promoting international cross-cultural exchanges through the development of animation art. Today, Hiroshima Festival is considered as one of the most respected animation festivals in the world. It is also qualified as an Academy Award Short Film Festival as well as ASIFA-Hollywood's Annie Awards Short Film Festival.
Hiroshima International Animation Festival was established in 1985, as a project commemorating the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing. From the beginning, Hiroshima City and ASIFA shared a same idea, that is, to promote the international mutual understanding and to pursue eternal world peace through the development of animation art, which is a medium common to all human beings beyond nations and languages.
Hiroshima Festival is a comprehensive animation festival, featuring competition programs to choose the Grand Prize, Hiroshima Prize and other prizes out of many latest animation shorts submitted from around the world. The festival also offers many special programs including retrospectives of masters and talented filmmakers, feature animations, high quality student works, animations for peace, for children, as well as seminars, symposiums, workshops, exhibitions, and educational film market.
On the occasion of the 17th edition HIROSHIMA 2018, the competition attracted 2,842 entries from 88 countries and regions, and 30,874 people participated during the five days of the festival.
Hiroshima Festival continues to contribute ceaselessly as a festival respecting animation filmmakers in the first place, and also to serve as a gateway to success for world-class professionals.

Dates: Aug 20(Thu) - Aug 24(Mon), 2020
The new regulation and detailed information about the entry for HIROSHIMA 2020 competition will be announced in autumn 2019.

Venue: JMS Aster Plaza
Address: 4-17 Kakomachi, Nakaku, Hiroshima
Access from Hiroshima Station: [By Tram]
Bound for Hiroshima Port(Ujina) via Kamiya-cho (#1), get off at Shiyakusho-mae(City Office) and 600m walk.
Bound for Eba (#6) and get off at Funairi-cho and walk 400m.
(160 JPY)

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5.07 months ago

The Multipurpose Hall was Awesome!

5.02 years ago

Very cool place to experience some culture and art in Hiroshima. Nicely close by the water with nice restaurants near. The building is beautiful inside and the theatre was cozy.

5.02 years ago

I really loved this place, and also got a discount price, I will recommend it a lot, per the price is really an excelent choice

4.02 years ago

Seat are very close together if you are from Europe... But a nice Cinema and lots of hosted events.

4.02 years ago

Good meeting facilities, proximity to tram stop, dining options and nearby restaurants, supermarkets and cobvenience stores