Japan Media Arts Festival | open call
Announcing the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival, organised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs annually since 1997 with the aim of promoting the creation and development of the media arts. The Japan Media Arts Festival makes awards for outstanding creative works in the divisions of Arts, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, and provides opportunities to introduce these works through the award announcement, ceremony, and exhibition of the award-winning works.
Entry Divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga
Artwork created with computers or other electronic devices.
Interactive art, media installations, video works, digital photographs, graphic art, website works, etc.
Entertainment created with computers or other electronic devices.
Games (including web games and social network games), video works (music videos, publicity films including TV commercials, digital special effects videos), toys (including figures), character merchandise, website works (including advertisements, etc.), application software, etc.
Theatrical animation, TV animation, other original animation, animated short films, etc.
Manga published in book form, in magazines (including works still being serialized), produced independently and in small private magazines, on websites (PC/mobile), etc.
For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity.
In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the jury to a person or group having made a special contribution to media art in the four specified divisions.
＜Grand Prize＞ Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy 600,000 Japanese Yen
＜Excellence Award＞ Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy 300,000 Japanese Yen
＜New Face Award＞ Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy 200,000 Japanese Yen
＜Special Achievement Award＞ Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy
Jury Selection Works considered to have special merit will be exhibited or screened along with the award-winning works at international media art and film festivals in Japan and elsewhere.
14th Japan Media Arts Festival Facts Sheet
Total: 2,645 works
Art Division: 1,101 works / Entertainment Division: 669 works / Animation Division: 425 works / Manga Division: 450 works
694 works from 48 nations and regions: Argentina, Australia,Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia,Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel,Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia,Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland,Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Serbia, Singapore,Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States.