AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival is brought to you by the Japan Australia Friendship Association (JAFA)

Short Anime Film Competition


competition for anyone who loves animated films and making them.

Register, make a 1 - 3.5 minute anime film, send it in by the deadline, and be in the running to win a trip to Japan!

Top twenty entrants will be screened at the AnimeGO! festival in October 2019.


Be sure to read the terms and conditions to be eligible to win!

2019 Theme: Hachiko

Deadline: 11:59pm ACST, August 31st, 2019


Announcement: AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival 2019

20 October 2019 - The Published ArtHouse​


Registration for the 2019 competition is now open!

Please read the latest terms and conditions to ensure your entry will be accepted.



Prize Information

First Prize: A return trip to Japan  (including flights and accommodation)

Runner up (s): Sponsor prize pack

Read terms & conditions for full prize details


Registrations Closed

Thank you for your interest in participating in the AnimeGO! Short Anime Film Competition.

Unfortunately the deadline for the 2019 registrations and submissions has passed and we are no longer accepting any further entries.

For any questions, please contact

Thank you for your support and we hope to still see you all at the AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival on October 20, at the Published ArtHouse.