Nov.2nd - 6th, 2023 New Chitose Airport Terminal, Hokkaido JAPAN

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival November 2nd - 6th,2023


Short Films (International Competition, Japan Competition)

Tomek POPAKUL Poland

Animation director, musician, graphic designer, music video creator.
Graduated Lodz Film School on direction animation and special effects.
Parallelly studied there scriptwriting for 1 year. His graduation movie "Ziegenort" was shown on many international festivals and gained many awards incl. main award for animated movie on New Horizons festival in Wrocław, award for best animation on Cracow Film Festival, Grand Prix in Oberhausen, and award for best animation on Brooklyn film festival.
Movie "Acid Rain" so far gained 35 awards, was shown in around 90 festivals, got prestigious nomination for Annie Awards, was on long Oscar list. In 2023 completed his newest short animated movie "ZIMA"
As musician performs under nickname ASTMA.Founder of lablel Wysokie Pokrzywy. Host of EXOZENTRYKIME mix series in internet Radio Kapitał. Released albums in labels : Audile Snow, Pointless Geometry, Intruder Alert and also creator of music videos and cover arts for them.

Tabaimo Japan

Well known for animated installations which use drawings and coloration that evoke the hand-made nature of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, offer a surreal, complex and sometimes disturbing vision of contemporary Japanese society. In 2011, she represented Japan at the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. She has begun to work on a variety of stage collaborations, beginning with a collaboration with Ohad Naharin of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company in 2006. In 2016, she directed the performance, “Fruits borne out of rust. This performance work toured the U.S. in 2020, traveling to four U.S. cities. This year, the work "Tangled Drop", a collaboration with circus artist Jörg Müller, toured Japan as the world premiere. And a tour of France had just finished at the end of last year. A new installation work was presented at the Folkwang Museum in Germany in 2022. And a large-scale solo exhibition at GL Strand in Copenhagen was held in 2023.

KANAZAWA Kodama Japan

KANAZAWA Kodama is a Japanese curator of contemporary art. She got her master's degree from the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts and the Royal College of Art in the UK. After working for 12 years in public museums such as the Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, she began working independently in 2013. She has curated numerous exhibitions in Japan and abroad. Her work often includes collaboration with artists who express themselves through manga and animation. She is co-chair of Gendai Bijutsu Online Event JP, a digital calendar of online events of contemporary art conducted in Japanese. Code-a-Machine (Kanazawa Kodama + Masui Shinichiro) co-founder and artistic director. Visiting Professor at Kyoto University of the Arts. CIMAM member.

Feature Films and Student Films

Mihai MITRICĂ Romania

Mihai Mitrică is the co-founder and the director of Animest, the animation film festival based in Bucharest. Animest is the only Oscar-qualifying film festival in Romania, with follow-ups and special editions in various cities of Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
Mihai is a short film curator and selector for various international festivals, his main areas being animation, Romanian short film and horror film in general. He curates animation programmes for international festivals, promotes Romanian film in markets such as Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand, and has been invited as a jury member in festivals around the world.
Since 2014, Mihai has been a freelance producer of animation short films, working with some of the best representatives of the new generation of local animators. His most recent production with Safe Frame Studios, Cradle (directed and animated by Paul Mureșan) has been selected in over 100 international festivals.

Nadja ANDRASEV Hungary

Nadja Andrasev is an animation filmmaker with an MFA from MOME Budapest. She is an alumna of Animation Sans Frontiéres and the Open Workshop residency. Her films, The Noise of Licking and Symbiosis were screened at numerous festivals and received over fourty awards, including the Joint Third Prize at the Cinéfondation Selection in Cannes, and the Jury Award for Best Animated Short at SXSW. After years of experience in the live action film industry, she is currently a director, production manager and producer of animated films, as well as pre-selection programmer and jury member at various international film festivals. As a director she likes to address personal topics involving obsessions, voyeurism and sex.

YANO Honami Japan

Born in 1991 on a small island in Japan. The film, A Bite of Bone (2021) won the grand prize for short animation at the 45th edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Best Short Animation Award at the 29th Raindance Film Festival, the New Face Award in the Animation Division at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2022, and 25 other awards. She has also worked NHK's "Minna no Uta" and other music/ending videos. Currently working on her latest work "Eri" (tentative).

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Office
C/o Enleysha Co., Ltd.
Sapporo Tokeidai Bldg., 9F,
1, Nishi-2, Kita-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001 JAPAN