Aug 05, 2018 Art Hiroshima City

For Movie Lovers! The Hiroshima International Animation Festival

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The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a movie festival held in Hiroshima city in August. Although competitions and workshops take place there, of course it’s okay to go and just watch movies! This event gathers thousands of works from all over the world, and is something movie lovers are sure to be delighted over. In this article, I’ll introduce the festival and explain the ticket purchase method.

Hiroshima International Animation Festival  Recognized by the Academy Awards!

Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a film festival held once every two years in Hiroshima city.
It was created in 1985 as a project to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the nuclear bombing, and is now one of the four most famous animation festivals in the world. The film festival is officially endorsed by the international animation festival organizing committee and the Academy awards. The 16th festival held in 2016 gathered 2,248 works from 78 countries and regions, and 33,129 people attended.

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The biggest highlight of the festival is the competition, where entered works are judged and awards are handed out. All the works are shown over a period of four days, and judges from all over the world review them.
There is also a “parapara” (flip book) animation contest and an educational film market held to discover young talent. There’s a great number of diverse displays lined up, so just one day isn’t enough to see them all!

Event Information

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 
Address 4-17 Kaakomachi, Nakaku, hiroshimashi (map)
Closest Station 5mins Walk from Funairi Sta.
Date&Time Aug 23 (Thu) – 27(Mon) in 2018
Website Official Website
Entrance Fee Adult ¥1,000-
College ¥800-

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To buy a ticket, please see the official site below. You can purchase tickets from ticket Pia, Lawson, and the CN Play Guide.
Purchase Tickets

Advance Ticket Ticket at the door
1 Program Pass Adult ¥1,000 ¥1,200
College ¥800 ¥1,000
Junior ¥600 ¥700
1 Day Pass Adult ¥2,500 ¥3,000
College ¥2,000 ¥2,400
Junior ¥1,500 ¥1,800
All Program Pass Adult ¥10,000 ¥12,000
College ¥8,000 ¥10,000
Junior ¥6,000 ¥7,000


※Under 12 years old students are free.

Get in Touch with Movies from Around the World

The Hiroshima International Animation Festival draws attention from all over the world. In addition to movies made in Japan, this special event lets you see movies and displays from around the globe, all in one place. The movies shown during the competition are different every day, so you’ll probably want to go all four days! The official website also lists what works will be shown and when, so it’s a good idea to make your plans after doing some research!