2020 Festival Coverage:
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.
2019 Call for entries (Archive)
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival.
All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2018 – October 4, 2019).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, Social Impact
Award and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2020. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in September 2020.
Animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc. Works must be completed or released between Saturday, October 6, 2018 and Friday, October 4, 2019.
* Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.
* While an unlimited number of entries may be made, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions.
Call for entries Entertainment Division: Games (video games, online games, etc.), video / sound works (music videos, independent and advertising videos, etc.), multimedia productions (including special effects videos, performances, projections), gadgets, electronic devices, websites (including web promotions, open source projects), application software, etc.
Selection: October 2019 to March 2020 (TBC)
Announcement of Award-Winning Works: March, 2020 (TBC)
Exhibition of Award-Winning Works:Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 27, 2020 (TBC)
Venue : National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) (Odaiba Area, Tokyo) etc.