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18th Japan Media Arts Festival – Call for Entries

The Call for Entries of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival is open and submissions are currently being accepted for the Festival’s competitive programs. The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) 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.

Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe.

Works completed or released between 13 September 2013 and 2 September 2014 are eligible for entry in the four divisions.

For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards, and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to a person or group having made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.

  • Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 600,000 Japanese Yen
  • Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
  • New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 200,000 Japanese Yen
  • Special Achievement Award: Certificate, trophy

Last year, the 17th Festival received a record 4,347 entries from 84 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival.