Hiroshima International Animation Festival is an animation festival taking place every two years in Hiroshima, Japan. Founded in 1985 inspired by thoughts of worldpeace and unity through art, it was considered a project commemorating the 40th 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.
Hiroshima International Animation Festival is one of the most established and well-respected animation festival, taking place over the course of five days in August, and has entries from 57 counties and more than 34,000 participants. In 2020, the next edition will take place, with submissions to entry beginning late 2019.
As a comprehensive festival, it features competition programs, a retrospective of masters, feature animations, student works of high quality, animation for children, seminars, symposiums, workshops, and exhibitions.