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. The 21st festival since its inception in 1997 started calls for entries from August 1st.
Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators from across the globe. Works completed or released between September 10th, 2016 and October 5th, 2017 are eligible for entry in those four divisions.
In mid-March, 2018, they will announce the winners of Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards and Special Achievement Awards, as well as other Jury Selections. The Exhibition of Award-winning works, in which these will be presented, will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo from June 14th and exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects. Visit their 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Website for more information.
The 21st Japan Media Arts Festival Call for Entries
Entry period: August 1st – October 5th (18:00 Japan time) , 2017
Announcement of Award-winning Works: March, 2018
Exhibition of Award-winning Works: June 13th – 24th 2018 (The National Art Center, Tokyo)
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: Ayumi Yakura