Applicants must read our guidelines and enter their profile THROUGH OUR ONLINE FORM before the deadline.
Participants will be selected by juries of film producers and specialists in the 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 December (TBD).


Each online application form will be available from October 18th to December 17th, 2023.
※Applicants must submit profile by December 17th, 2023 at 23:59 JST through our form.


*To all those who are considering applying*
Successful applicants will be asked to sign a pledge prepared by KFL. Please understand that those who cannot sign the pledge will not be able to participate in KFL workshop.
[Main content: not to claim any costs other than accommodation and travel expenses supported by KFL (e.g. VISA issuance costs, ticket, meals, any cancellation fees, the costs of being quarantined or if you are entered in illegally, medical costs and costs for voluntary inspection, etc.). In the case of infection with COVID-19, promptly follow the instructions of KFL. Obey the rules of immigration etc.]
The formal content of our pledge will be provided only successful applicants.
See below for the government’s measures related to the COVID-19.

Japanese Border Measures
(Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
*The above is for your reference. Please check the latest information by yourself from time to time.

Applicants are only accepted through our official online form, NOT private email.
Entry form
Please fill out the application form fully and correctly, in English or Japanese. Take special care to include your email address.
Please respect our character limits. Exceeding the limit may be disadvantageous to you during the selection process.
We will send you a registration number after we have received your application. Note that Hotmail email accounts may not receive our automatic reply. We recommend using a different email service (but not a cell phone address). If you plan to use a Hotmail address, please inform us of the situation after your entry.
※ Please set your email account to be able to receive email from
You can only send the entry form to KFL once. We don’t accept any replacements or revisions.


Anyone who has professional experience in the film, video game, or animation industry, OR has made a short film, OR has experience that involved in filmmaking. Examples: 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. Also, students are welcome.
We accept applicants of any nationality.
English communication ability is preferable.
We do NOT accept team/group applications.
Participants must attend all 3 days program from January 26th to 28th.
Those who participated in Hands-on “JIDAIGEKI” in the past can apply to the Masters Session. However, you can’t apply if you have participated in a Masters Session in the past.


Kyoto Filmmakers Lab will send email invitations to successful applicants at the end of December.
Participants need to arrange your own accommodation and transportation. Partial accommodation expenses (Max JPY 7,000 yen /day) will be provided to participants during the KFL program. However, this will not be provided to Kyoto residents, those who can commute from home, or those staying at a friend’s or relative’s house. The accommodation subsidy will be given in exchange for a receipt on the last day.
Partial travel expenses(JPY 60,000 yen) will be provided to participants who lives outside Japan. However, this will be paid during the KFL program period. NO transfers will be made in advance for any reason.
Participation fee is free, but participants need to pay for your own transportation or meals and etc, during KFL.
After submitting your application, an auto-reply email will be sent to you for a receipt. After that, you need to wait for the results. We will send the results to all applicants by email. Please understand that we will not be able to respond to any further submissions by email or enquiries about the progress of your entry or when the results will be announced after you have submitted your application.
Please note that it is the responsibility of the individual to apply for a VISA for your visit to Japan. Our office does not provide VISA acquisition services.


We place the highest priority on the safety of participants and staff. We will take measures in accordance with various guidelines in holding KFL programs.

Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. (It provides in Japanese only)
Japanese Association of Museums (It provides in Japanese only)


Participants hereby agree that their photographs and data may be published on our website and in the reports of Kyoto Filmmakers Lab.
Participants also agree that their profile submitted to Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 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.


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
Curator: Kiyotaka Moriwaki, Atsuko Oya
Sanjo Takakura Agaru Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 6048183 Japan
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