The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honours 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 recognised 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 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.
- Entry Period: Tuesday, July 7 – Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
- Announcement of Award-winning Works: Late November 2015
- Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
- Exhibition of Award-winning Works: Wednesday, February 3 – Sunday, February 14, 2016
- Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Tokyo) and other locations
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.
Works for entertainment created with digital technologies.
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 promotion, open source projects), application software etc.
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series etc.
Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialised), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics etc.
Works must be completed or released between: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards and three New Face Awards will be given out based upon artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be given out on recommendation of the Jury to a person or group giving 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.
JMAF Official Website: http://j-mediaarts.jp/en.php
Organiser: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee
Contact Information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat [c/o CG-ARTS]