.... Is there a fee for applying to NIPPONNORDIC?  No! There are no fees related to applying to the program. Please refer to our "Apply!" section for further details.

Do I need to be from a specific country to apply? Yes! eligible candidates are Japanese (living either in Japan or abroad), foreigners (currently living or whose company is officially located in Japan), Danish (living either in Denmark or abroad), or foreigners (currently living or whose company is officially located in Denmark).

What level of experience do I need to apply?  To be eligible, applicants must have studied a technique of animation, game development or design and/or have similar work experience. Please refer to the "Guideline" for further details.

What should be in my one-pager project? Your application should include a one-pager project that you aim to develop during NipponNordic. This can be in the form of a director's note, designs, technics, format. Please note that if you are selected, this idea may not be the one you end up working on.

I have been working on my project during my studies. Can I submit it?  Yes, but only if you own your project and it doesn't belong in any way to your school (refer to your school rules).

Can I submit two projects?  As long as they are two different projects for two different categories (e.g. an animated TV series project and a project for a video game). If so, you must submit two separated applications.


応募料はありません。詳しくは 参加資格 をご覧ください。


応募可能なのは、アニメーション制作、ゲーム開発あるいはデザインの勉強をなさった方。あるいは当該分野で実務経験のある方です。詳しくは 応募要項 をご覧ください。





.... What should be in my portfolio?
Your portfolio should demonstrate your experience in the field of animation, video games or graphic design and evidence of your previous work. Be sure to indicate your specific role in the works described.

Can I send a paper/CD/DVD/USB application, instead of submitting an online application?  
No! Unfortunately we only accept ONLINE applications and portfolios.

If I am accepted, is there a fee for participating in NIPPONNORDIC?
Yes, NipponNordic costs 900 euros which covers everything you will need, including the trip to Viborg!If candidates can't afford that cost, they are welcome to ask for a scholarship in their application.

What is the selection process?
Submitted projects will be reviewed by the organizers of NipponNordic. An average of 30 candidates will be selected for interviews. A maximum of 16 finalists will be informed of their selection by the beginning of May and an official announcement will be made mid-May.

Can I submit a project adapted from an original artwork (comic book, book, painting?)  
Yes, as long as you include an authorisation statement from the owner.

Can a project compete if a subvention has been asked for?
Yes, a project awaiting news of a subvention can compete. The information should be mentioned in the application.









.... What are the criteria for selection?

Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- Creativity
- Original and innovative concept
- Storytelling quality and capacity to adapt to several formats
- Production value
- Worldwide appeal

The selected projects will also have to be:
Well written with a clear statement of the viability of the project

Fitting in one of the following categories:
- Animation for TV, Animated documentary, VR, Video Game, AR, Mobile content, Transmedia content
- New and original concepts which have not been commissioned or released yet and for which the worldwide rights are still available.




  • クリエイティビティ
  • 独創的で革新的なコンセプト
  • 物語性のクオリティとさまざまなメディア展開の可能性
  • 商品価値
  • 世界的なアピール力


  • プロジェクトの実現可能性が説明されていること。


  • テレビアニメーション、アニメーション・ドキュメンタリー、VR、ビデオゲーム、AR、モバイルコンテンツ、トランスメディアコンテンツ。
  • 制作・受注が決定していない、あるいは未発表の新規・オリジナルのコンセプトで、他の企業等がグローバルライツを保有していないこと。