October 2016 in SAPPORO

Vision and concept

Now the interactive world of film, music, IT and AI has become borderless, "new territories" and "unknown territories" have emerged. No Maps will plot those new possibilities on a blank map, through various cooperations.

By leveraging the experience and business relationships we cultivated in the operation of the Sapporo International Short Film Festival, we plan to host a comprehensive and cutting-edge international convention that will cross over industry, science and culture through competitions, exhibitions conferences, workshops, and include short films, as well as "music" and "interactivity", two areas with great affinities.


October 10 (Mon) - 16 (Sun), 2016
Halls located around Sapporo city/Tanukikoji area (TBD)
Business Purpose:
  • ○Stimulate the creative industry and influence other industries
  • ○Support entrepreneurs/create new industries
  • ○Foster a creative citizen culture
  • ○Increase the international popularity/appeal of Sapporo/Hokkaido
  • ○Make a reality of "SAPPORO as one of the most innovative cities in the world"


One of the biggest international short film festival & market in Japan. The festival receives more than 3,000 submissions from around 100 countries every year. In our competition international Jurors choose 2 grands prix and more than 20 category awards.



Sapporo music scene is exciting, and Classic/Jazz/Rock performances are held almost everyday. In the summer there is an outside rock festival attracting 60,000 audiences, serving as a starting point for many famous artists.



Sapporo is known as "Sapporo Valley" for its concentration of IT companies, and many IT ventures are established in Sapporo. There are many companies that excel in software development and are known worldwide for digital content.


Where is Sapporo

Sapporo is the fourth-largest city in Japan by population, and is the northernmost ordinance-designated city of Japan. Despite its heavy snowfalls, about 2 million people live in the city, where the Winter Olympics were held in 1972. And in 2013, Sapporo was designated as a "Creative City of Media Arts" by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), attracting attention from around the world.

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