Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Call For Entry - 24th Japan Media Arts Festival Award 2020, Japan

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) 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. Since its start 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.

The 23rd Festival received 3,566 entries from 107 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating continuing evolution as an established annual international festival. Award-winning Works are exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan to develop and promote the creation of Media Arts, through related support programs and promotional activities. The festival aims to look further into the next generations.
  • Art Division
    • Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (including photographs), internet art, media performances, etc.
  • Entertainment Division
    • Games (video games, online games, etc.), video/sound works, multimedia productions (including special effects videos, performances), products (products utilizing media technologies, R&D devices, etc.), websites, applications, etc.
  • Animation Division
    • Animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc.
  • Manga Division
    • Comics published in a book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile devices), self-published comics, etc.


For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, Special Achievement Awards (Certificate, trophy) will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to individuals or groups who have made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.
  • Grand Prize
    • Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen
  • Excellence Award
    • Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
  • Social Impact Award
    • Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
      * This award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.
  • New Face Award
    • Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
  • U-18 Award
    • Certificate
      * This award will be given to the excellent work by an artist born on or after April 2, 2003 or a unit/group that includes him/her as its members.
  • Special Achievement Award
    • Certificate, trophy
* Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections 

  • The competition is open to artists from around the world.
  • Works must be completed or released between Saturday, October 5, 2019 and Friday, September 4, 2020.
  • Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.
  • While there is no limit to the number of entries each entrant makes, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions.
  • The entrant must hold the copyright of the submitted work. If the work is not submitted by the artist (copyright holder), permission from the copyright holder must be obtained.
  • By submitting works, the entrant is deemed to have accepted all Entry Rules and Regulations as stated.

What to Submit

Materials and information to be submitted vary depending on the division and the screening category of the work. Refer to the table of screening categories below and submit the appropriate materials for your work. The submitted work will be reviewed based on both the registration information and submitted materials.

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04 September 2020


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