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In today's society, there are many ways to communicate and appreciate art. Even personal expression of works has become equally available to the public, and everyone has easy access to works of art from all over the world.

However, it is difficult to select and deal with the vast number of images and films that are abundant in the world, and they are passing by at this very moment.

As methods of expressing art and forms of appreciating art has diversified, can we not think once again about "creating and appreciating"? Considering art, which has always been sincerely facing the self and society, as the hope to advance the times and humanity, this arts festival will deliver the evolving and spreading today’s expression of film to many people beyond the local community. We hope that "film," which is closely related to time, will connect the past and present, and that all people, including artists and viewers, will have the courage to step forward into the future.

Submission period

June 1, 2022|Wednesday|

- November 30, 2022|Wednesday|

Must arrive



Grand Prix: 300,000 yen (1 work)


Semi-grand Prix: 200,000 yen (1 work)


Special award 50,000 yen (4 works)


Citizens' Examination Award 70,000 yen (1 work) 

Jury Prize decided by citizens  


Good award 30,000 yen (1 work)

Award based on the number of good votes on YouTube 

Announcement of award-winning works

Announced on the official website at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

No award ceremony will be held.


Release of the selected works

Selected works (there will be about 15 works in total) is scheduled to be released on the official website and a special YouTube channel on February 1, 2023. (Award-winning works will not be announced at this time due to the selection of the Good Award.)


The 1st Ibaraki Film Arts Festival Interview Video

The 1st Ibaraki Film Arts Festival Interview Video

The 1st Ibaraki Film Arts Festival 2020 gathered 78 diverse video works, and four judges (Kosuke Kimura, Akiko Kasuya, kenta Oka, and Yuki Hayashi) and the mayor of Ibaraki City will talk about the winning and selected works. They will look back on the first edition held at the COVID-19 pandemic and talk about current video and art.

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