Entries for the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival are open. In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plans using the specific characteristics of its venue (open to organizations presenting proposals in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival).
Award-winning works selected from among the entries will be widely exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in the aim of developing and promoting the creation of media arts.
In all divisions professional, amateur, independent and commercial works are eligible for entry from across the globe. The jury results will be announced in March 2022 after the screening by the juries.
Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Division / Festival Platform Award
Submission of entries is free of charge.
Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (including photographs), internet art, media performances, etc
Games (video games, online games, etc.), video/sound works, spatial representation (including special effects videos and directions, performances), products (products utilizing media technologies, R&D devices, etc.), websites, applications, etc.
Animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc.
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.