The Japan Media Arts 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 presents 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.
To mark the 20th Anniversary of the Japan Media Arts Festival, the special exhibition Japan Media Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Exhibition “Power to Change” will take place in October. For this reason, the schedule of jury screening and announcement of the award-winning works has changed significantly. The winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, Special Achievement Awards, as well as the Jury Selections will be announced in mid-March 2017. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works is planned for summer / autumn 2017.
Entry Period: Thursday, July 7 – Friday, September 9, 2016 (6pm Japan Standard Time)
Entries are accepted in a wide range of categories in the field of Media Arts including: interactive art, video works, games, web-based works, animations and comics.
More info on http://j-mediaarts.jp/en.php
When: 7 Jul - 9 Sep 2016,