‘No Dogs Or Italians Allowed,’ ‘Titina’ Top Tokyo Anime Award Festival

This year, there were 31 submissions (31, last year) from 26 countries and territories for Feature Animation and 872 submissions (874, last year) from 63 countries and territories for Short Animation. Among them, a total of 33 films (4 for feature / 29 for short) were selected by the TAAF2023 Preliminary Selection Committee as the nominees for the Competition.

For the first time in three years, we had juries from both abroad and home at the festival and judging for the Competition took place through the screenings at the theatres and the conference on-site to decide the winners in Feature Animation and Short Animation.

The Award Ceremony for the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023 was held on March 13th at Toshima Civic Center. The juries and their results are as follows.

Feature Animation Grand Prize

No Dogs or Italians Allowed

Director: Alain Ughetto

Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal

※ Grand Prize winner won Governor of Tokyo Award too.


Award of Excellence


Director: Kajsa Næss

Country: Belgium, Norway


Short Animation

Grand Prize The Borderline

Director: Christian Arredondo Narváez

Country: Mexico

※ Grand Prize winner won Governor of Tokyo Award too.


Award of Excellence

The Queen of the Foxes

Director: Marina Rosset

Country: Switzerland


Toshima City Award

Swing to the Moon

Director: Marie Bordessoule, Adriana Bouissie, Nadine De Boer, Elisa Drique, Chloé Lauzu, Vincent Levrero, Solenne Moreau

Country: France

Best Student Film

3 Intestine Road, Fish Island

Director: Moe Wakabayashi

Country: Japan

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