Founded in 1985. The Hiroshima International Animation Festival is a comprehensive animation film festival, which consists of the competition, special screenings, workshop, seminar, exhibits and more. Of course the competition is the centerpiece, screening the entries from the preliminary selection.
The special screening programs offer the latest works from specific countries, gems by prominent creators and collections of works related to specific themes. The festival includes commercial as well as independent films/videos. Besides, it is also worth pointing out that both domestic and international film companies come to Hiroshima searching for animation talent. One of the great features of Hiroshima festival is the many different categories of films shown.