The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 ( TAAF2017 ) is an international animation ﬁlm festival hosted by the Tokyo Anime Award Festival Executive Committee and the Association of Japanese Animations and co‐hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government . TAAF2017 aims to screen high‐quality animation films superior in originality and with strong messages which inspire audience as well as animation studios and contribute to the diversiﬁcation of animation cultures and promotion of animation industries. There are two categories: • Feature Animation Film ( 60 mins long or over ) • Short Animation Film ( shorter than 30 mins ) Feature films have to be available for Festival screening on DCP and QuickTime ProRes 4:2:2 1920 x 1080 . Short films must not necessarily be available on DCP , ProRes is adequate in this case. If the work contains dialogues in any language other than Japanese , please submit your film with English subtitles and an English time-coded dialogue list. The copyright of the work submitted belongs to each applicant. There is no entry fee . Eligibility Open worldwide to any animated film completed after 1st January, 2015 , which have not been screened in Japan for commercial purposes. Prize • Grand Prize ( both for Feature and Short ): cash award of 500,000 Yen ( approx. 4,865 USD ) • Award of Excellence ( both for Feature and Short ): cash award of 100,000 Yen ( approx. 970 USD ) The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 will take place from 10 to 13 March, 2017 .