Deadline: 9 September 2016
Call for entries

OPEN CALL for the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee organizes the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival. We are calling for entries which display new forms of expression reflecting our present time.

Japan Media Arts Festival Official Website:

Entry period: from July 7th 2016 to September 9th 2016.

(18:00 Japan Standard Time)

Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works must be completed or released between Sept 10th, 2015 and Sept 9th, 2016.

Entries are accepted in four divisions and a wide range of categories in the field of Media Arts (Japanese: Media Geijutsu).

Accepting Entries in four Divisions:

Art Division: Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (digital illustrations, digital photographs, computer graphics, etc.), Internet art, media performances, etc.

Entertainment Division: 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.

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.

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.Japan Media Art Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Japanese: 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. 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.