The three weeks artist residency program “NipponNordic” has received 42 submissions from professionals and students of Japan and Denmark. The projects will be considered by a committee to select a maximum of 16. The selected candidates will develop their projects in Viborg, Denmark, supervised by acknowledged tutors, from September 11 to 29. On the last day of the residency, during Viborg Animation Festival (VAF), the participants will get the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a jury of high-level professionals from the creative industries who will also advise them on how to best reach the market and go into production. The best projects will get the chance to take their development through additional residencies and to access pitching sessions in major festivals and partner-events throughout Europe and Asia.