Call for Entry: 21st Japan Media Arts Festival

art excellence award
© Jller, Benjamin Maus and Prokop Bartoníček (2015)

The Japan Media Arts Festival honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media. Since its creation in 1997, the festival has rewarded significant works of high artistry and creativity. In addition to a yearly exhibition, the festival has held other events such as: symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works for the 2017 Edition of Japan Media Arts Festival!

Award-winning works will be exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of Cultural Affairs, a branch of Japanese government.

DIVISIONS:

ART

Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (illustrations, photographs, computer graphics, etc.), internet art, media performances, etc… 2016 Grand Prize:

© Ralf Baecker – Interface 1 (2016)

ENTERTAINMENT

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… 2016 Grand Prize:

© TOHO CO, LTD (2016) // Anno Hideaki and Higuchi Shinji

ANIMATION

Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc… 2016 New Face Award:

© Cinema Fantasma // Arturo ‘Vonno’ Ambriz and Roy Ambriz

MANGA

Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile devices), self-published comics, etc… 2016 Excellence Award:

© Shogakukan (2016) // Taiyo Matsumoto

Awards:

Grand Prize: Certificate*, trophy, ¥600,000 ($5,500).
Excellence Award: Certificate*, trophy, ¥300,000 ($2,700).
New Face Award: Certificate*, trophy, ¥200,000 ($1,800).
Special Achievement Award: Certificate*, trophy.
Other outstanding entries will be selected by the jury.

*Certificates will be presented by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science,  and Technolgy.

Deadline:

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6pm (JST).
No work older than Saturday, September 10, 2016 will be eligible.

More information.

Best of luck!