20th Japan Media Arts Festival

The 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, other events, such as symposiums, screenings and showcases have been held.

Entry Period: from July 7 to September 9, 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 September 10, 2015 and September 9, 2016.
Entries are accepted in four divisions and a wide range of categories in the field of Media Arts (Japanese: “Media Geijutsu”).

Entry Guidelines:
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 magazines (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc. — Asianews net.

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Subhadra Devan

A journalist who has been writing about culture, arts and heritage since the 1980s. She is herself gobsmacked to have started the Sunday arts pages for English newspapers in Malaysia, in the new millennium. The passion for these genres rages on.

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