International Auto Film Festa (2)


01 Jan 2024
Call for entries

29 Feb 2024
Festival closed

31 Mar 2024
Notification date

27 Apr 2024
27 Apr 2024


Ningyo-cho 3-2-10, Nihonbasi,  103-0013, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
English Japanese
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Festival start: 27 April 2024      Festival end: 27 April 2024

Hello! We are International Auto film festa.

■ Held an automobile film festival that originated in Japan.

The International Auto Film Festa Committee will hold the "International Auto Film Festa," a car film festival from Japan, in 2024 and will start accepting submissions from 1 January 2024.

Automobiles are the primary industry in Japan, and it is a unique market with many global automobile manufacturers and brands. However, we ignored culture and art related to automobiles.
Therefore, it is necessary to increase the value of videos from the viewpoint of automobile-related culture and art.

Also, many of the existing film festivals are not well known to the general public, which is a hurdle for both participants and spectators.

We will make it possible for as many people as possible to participate in film festivals.

Using a film festival format, we will play a part in automobile culture and promote the exchange of global video creators with Japan as the starting point.

■ The mission of the International Auto Film Festa.
We are holding a new automobile film festival.

• Easy for anyone to join.
• Anyone can see trends in automobile videos.
• We are introducing video works and directors throughout the year.
• Posted in Japanese and English.
We will create a culture expressing automobiles' joy with videos.
Making film festivals more familiar.
Make it a gateway to success for creators.

In this film festival, anyone who loves automobiles can submit.
It all starts here.

■ Message from Media Partner
International Auto Film Festa will work with media partners to hold film festivals and disseminate information.

Mr. Tetsuya Kato
An automobile is an industrial product with many interesting stories behind it.
Of course, it also delivers many stories to those who ride.

I am very much looking forward to seeing a video that conveys the appeal of an automobile that is more than just a tool.

- CAR GRAPHIC. Since 1962, Japan's leading monthly magazine specializing in automobiles.

Mr. Shin-ichiro Ehara
Auto Bild Japan
The power of video is immeasurable. Japanese automobile film festivals have a significant influence in fostering automobile culture in our country.

I can't stop being excited!
We, Auto Bild Japan, will support the International Auto Film Festa.
- Auto Build Japan. The Japanese portal site of AUTO BILD, a magazine since 1986.

Mr. Satoshi Ubukata
Encountering the car of your dreams is often video work. Great video work is essential for a rich car life.
We hope that notable works will be born from this event.

- is an automobile information site specializing in three German brands: Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche.

International Auto Film Festa Award
CarGraphic Award
AutoBildJapan Award Award

International Auto Film Festa Overview

OPEN: 1 Jan 2024 Application page OPEN!
deadline: 29 Feb 2024
Announcement of nominated works: 31 March 2024

Announcement of award-winning work: April 27th at “AWARD PARTY”

Application fee: Free

Works completed or released after 1 January 2023.

Please comply with the applicable rules (We will add them later).

Participation conditions:
Individuals, groups, companies, etc., can participate regardless of nationality or age.


Rules & Terms
When applying, it is necessary to agree to the rules of this film festival.


・"Automobiles" must be the theme of the video work.
・The video work must be completed or released after January 1, 2023.

・Regarding copyrighted works such as music, images, and videos used in the submitted work, the applicant must own the copyrighted work or obtain prior permission from the right holder.

・The copyright of the submitted work belongs to the entrant, but the executive committee reserves the right to publish and use the proposed work on the web through the film festival account free of charge.
In addition, this executive committee may arbitrarily process, edit, modify, etc., for publication in productions to advertise the video and the film festival.

・The selected works of this film festival will be announced online.

・Applicants are responsible for all expenses required to apply for the video.

・The committee will not be held responsible for any accidents or other troubles during the production of the submitted work (including legal claims such as damages from those with intellectual property rights related to the submitted work).

・To submit your work, please upload your work to a video-sharing site such as YouTube or Vimeo and enter the relevant URL in the entry form.

*As long as the work can be viewed at the time of judging, there is no problem using any video-sharing service.
*Set your video to "Public" or "Unlisted" when uploading.
*Please fill in the application form if you want to set a password for the video (ex, Vimeo).
*Those who cannot be viewed during review due to viewing settings will not be subject to review.
*Nominated videos will be published on the web under the festival account. We'll make sure to contact applicants as needed.

・It is also possible to apply from "festhome" but the information to be submitted may differ depending on the specifications of each service.
*No matter how you apply, it will not affect the content of the examination.

・If the committee determines a violation or an act that seems to be illegal regarding the following items, it will not be subject to review. In addition, even after winning a prize, if the committee determines that there is a violation or fraud related to the following matters. The applicant shall bear all responsibility if the committee determines that a problem has occurred due to other reasons. In that case, the committee may invalidate the award given to the applicant.

1. Infringement of portrait rights (including rights related to people, buildings, works of art, trademarks, etc.) and privacy rights.
2. Content violates public order and morals, such as abusive language and obscene expressions.
3. Content that slanders individuals, companies, organizations, etc.
4. Content intended to advertise or solicit political purposes, religious solicitation, etc.
5. Any other matters related to each item.

・The personal information of applicants and recommenders shall be managed by the committee and used only for the project concerned.



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