Free anime storyboard template

Free PDF storyboard template for 1.85:1 aspect ratio anime films

This is a free storyboard template in PDF format on DIN A4 vertical (portrait) page, designed for print. This template has 5 frames per sheet each in 1.85:1 aspect ratio (Widescreen). The layout is inspired by the beautiful storyboards from Studio Ghibli.

  • The first column indicates cuts. Use it to number your shots—you can have several pictures for the same shot.
  • The second and main column is the picture screen. That’s where you draw your storyboard shots.
  • Then there is a space for your script notes: action, dialogue, etc.
  • The last column, time, is for writing the duration of your shots in seconds.

Print it out to draw on paper, the old school way, or import it into Adobe Photoshop, and use the template to frame your work in multiply mode and draw your storyboard on a new layer underneath it.

(Click on the pictures for details)

Can I get this template, please?

If you are looking for the Japanese version of this free template, you can find it at

If you want an editable version of this template, you will find the InDesign version at

There is also a version of this template for Apple Pages, which is quite good:

Software: PDF

Free PDF storyboard template, Ghibli-style, for 1.85:1 aspect ratio anime films on A4-vertical, ready to print.

$ Free