What we do

80s Japanese independent animation archive project

  • Organization : KRAUT FILM
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Visual Art / Media Art


We digitized the films of the artists who belonged to the animation production group “Animation 80”, which was active in the 1980s, and release them for free on the Vimeo channel of the applicant’s own label, in order to spread awareness of the Japanese art animation culture of the 1980s. In addition, as the closure of the mini-theatres due to the Corona disaster makes it difficult to show private films that do not go through commercial channels, we sought a new form of distribution for artists’ films using VOD.


KRAUT FILM is a private label that archives some Japanese non-commercial visual art works (including a wide range of nuances such as experimental and personal films, video art, media art, etc.) that are currently difficult to view and acquire, and distributes them through screenings and packaging.