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The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Japanese: “Media Geijutsu”) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media, in the four divisions – Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the Award-winning and other notable works. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity.

The 20th Festival calls for entries. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators from across the globe. Works completed or released between September 10th, 2015 and September 9th, 2016 are eligible for entry in those four divisions. In mid-March, 2017, they will announce the winners of Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards and Special Achievement Awards, as well as other Jury Selections. Award-winners will receive prizes from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The Exhibition of Award-winning Works, in which these will be presented, will be held around Summer to Autumn 2017. Visit their 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Website for more information.

The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Call for Entries
Entry period: July 7th – September 9th, 2016
Announcement of Award-winning Works: mid-March, 2017
Exhibition of Award-winning Works: Summer / Autumn 2017(TBC)
Inquiry: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat [c/o CG-ARTS]
Office Hours: 10:00-18:00 on weekdays

Tel: +81 (0)3 3535 3501

Text: Aya Shomura

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