No one would expect such an interesting theme for the 11th Laputa International Animation Festival, a festival that hosts a competition amongst various animation clips and movies. After the March 11th disaster, this is bound to happen and this 11th annual animation festival serves to be anti-nuclear power with the theme being the "Accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants". Both professionals and amateurs can submit an animated short, being fairly brief (as they say on their website "5 seconds, 15 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes." Simply put, make it short.) The deadline for submission of 2D, 3D, and other various animation media is by the end of August.
The Laputa International Animation Festival has been ongoing for 11 years, beginning in 2000. In April 2008, they founded the Laputa Animation School to seek out prominent animation students under the guidance of professionals and hopefully, have them become animation professionals themselves. This school is quite similar to the other project previously mentioned before in another article called the "Young Animator Training Project".
Only people living under a rock haven't heard of this disaster that deeply affected Japan and the world's view upon nuclear power. This animation festival only serves to deepen this thought of anti-nuclear power by using it as the theme. Of course, please continue to support Japan.