18th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries
Deadline: 2 September 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
Application fee: none
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. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.
Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 13, 2013 and September 2, 2014 are eligible for entry in the four divisions - Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.
Entry Period: Monday, July 7 - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
Announcement of Award-winning Works: Late November 2014
Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Exhibition of Award-winning Works: Wednesday, February 4 - Sunday, February 15, 2015 Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Tokyo) and other locations.
The Four Divisions（Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga）
- Art Division
Works of art created with new media and digital technologies.
Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (digital illustrations, digital photographs, computer graphics, etc.), internet art, media performances, etc.
- Entertainment Division
Works for entertainment created with digital technologies.
Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, independent and advertising videos, etc.), multimedia productions (including special-effects videos, performances, projections), gadgets, electronics, websites (including web promotion, open source projects), application software, etc.
- Animation Division
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc.
- Manga Division
Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc.
Monday, July 7, 2014 - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
- Works must be completed or released between:
Friday, September 13, 2013 and Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
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
Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections
(* Certificates will be presented by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
JMAF Official Website:
Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee
Contact Information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat [c/o CG-ARTS]