The applicants must read our guidelines and entry your profile THROUGH OUR ONLINE FORM before the dead line.
Participants will be selected by juries of film producers and specialists of film industry in Japan.


1. Online Entry (profile)

Entry form is in our official website.
Please fill out entry form fully and correctly.
※Are you an eligible person? Please read “ELIGIBILITY” before you apply.

2. Receive email from KFL

Kyoto Filmmakers Lab will send you a REGISTRATION NUMBER. Please check our email.


Kyoto Filmmakers Lab will send email invitations to successful applicants at the end of September (TBD).


Each online application form will open from July 13th until September 11, 2018.
※Every applicants need to submit profile before September 11, 23:59 JST through our form.


The application is only available our official online form NOT private email.
Entry Form
Please fill out the application form fully and correctly in English or Japanese. Especially don’t miss your e-mail address.
KEEP OUR LIMIT OF NUMBER OF CHARACTERS/ LETTERS. *In case of exceeding the limit of number for characters/letters, it may be disadvantageous at the selection.
We will send you a registration number after we have received your profile entry. If you plan to entry with hotmail address, it will happen to not to receive our automatic mail reply from our office. Therefore applicants who have another email address, we reccommend to use another one(*but it can’t use the cell phone address). If you plan to entry with hotmail address, please tell us the situation after your entry.
※ Please set your PC or mobiles to be able to receive our e-mail from
You can send entry form to KFL only once. We also don’t allow to accept any replacement or revise version.


You have professional experience in the film, videogame or animation industries, OR you have made a short film, OR You are a film school/program graduate or graduate student. ex.) Filmmaker, Director, DP, Production Manager, Producer, Grip/Electrics, Sound operator, Music Composer, Editor, Production Designer, Art Director, Set Decorator, Makeup, Special Effects, Visual Effects, Costume, Scenario Writer, Actor/Actress, Game Designer, Game Creator, Game Programmer, Sound Creator, Graphic Designer, Animator, Character Designer,etc.
We accept applicants of any nationality.
English communication ability is preferable.
We do NOT accept team/group applications.
You must be able to attend all 4 days of the program, from October 27th to November 2rd, 2018 (training camp/retreat–style Workshop).
You must use the group lodgings and stay together the group members throughout the workshop.*We don’t allow you to attend from friend’s house or hotel during the KFL program.
Those who participated in Hands on JIDAIGEKI in the past can apply to Masters Session. However, you can’t apply for those who have participated in Masters Session only.


Kyoto Filmmakers Lab will send email invitations to successful applicants at the end of September.
Partial travel expenses (60,000 JP yen) will be provided to participants who lives outside of Japan. We provide it during KFL program. Under any circumstances, we do NOT provide it before the period of KFL.
We are unable to issue VISA documents. Please see the list of countries (MOFA website) that have a visa exemption agreement with Japan before you apply. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Participants hereby agree that his/her photographs and data may be published on our website and in the reports of Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 2018.
Participants also agree that his/her profile submitted to Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 2018 will be published on our websites as a catalog for alumni.
To avoid any doubt, this agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Japan.
Participants should not disclose any information that he/she gets to know through each studios. Also, participants should not share the photos related with the studios.
Participation Fee is free. We can also cover the accommodation fee but participants need meal fee and transportation fee during the KFL.


The Kyoto Filmmakers Lab respects each person’s right to privacy. We do NOT sell or distribute personal information for commercial purposes. Your application data will be treated confidentially. Only the staff of Kyoto Filmmakers Lab has access to your application data.


The Museum of Kyoto
Chief Curator: Kiyotaka Moriwaki
Sanjo Takakura Agaru Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 6048183 Japan
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