Kyoto Animation has confirmed that it decided to cancel the 11th Kyoto Animation Awards after further internal discussions. The awards organizer explained that it would have been difficult to continue the screening and judging process with the current state of the studio. The studio will contact applicants about what will happen with their manuscripts by email by the end of November 2019, and asked applicants to contact the awards organizer if they do not hear back by December 2019.
The studio had announced on April 19, 2019 that it would hold the annual awards again. However, the studio then announced on August 14, 2019 that it suspended its plans for the awards, after the fire at its 1st studio building on July 18, 2019.
Kyoto Animation and Animation DO also announced that they are accepting applicants for their next intensive professional training course from November 20-December 18, 2019.