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The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works. Since its start in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works, has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases
2020 Call for entries:
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (October 5, 2019 ‒September 4, 2020)
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award.
Animation Division: Eligible works
Animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc.
For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, Special Achievement Awards (Certificate, trophy) will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to individuals or groups who have made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections.
Media Arts Festival Award
Festival Platform Award
Entry Period: Monday, August 3, 2020 ‒Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
Awards : Festival Platform Award / Geo-Cosmos Category: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese yen / Dome Theater Category: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese yen
2019 Festival Coverage: