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Submissions are closed for 2020. 

Submissions Guideline


​March 16, 2020

Opening Date​

​March 26, 2020

Earlybird Deadline

​July 31, 2020

Regular Deadline

August 21, 2020

Late Deadline

September 18, 2020

Notification Date


October 30 - November 1, 2020

Event Date

Rules & Regulations

Japan Connects Hollywood accepts films and media works created by and/or about Japanese individuals and communities around the world.

If the film is created by a non-Japanese filmmaker, the films need to depict Japan and/or its culture.

Short film submissions are to run no longer than 25 minutes. Feature film submissions are to run no longer than 120 minutes.

English subtitles are required.

We accept fiction, documentary, music videos, and animated films.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

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