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Japan Media Arts Festival

Japan Media Arts Festival

25th Contest

The Japan Media Arts Festival is seeking diverse works that carve out a path for a new era.
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.

Art Division: Interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (including photographs), internet art, media performances, etc.
Entertainment Division: 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.
Animation Division: Animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc.
Manga Division: 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.

In all divisions professional, amateur, independent and commercial works are eligible for entry.
For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity.

Works must be completed or released between Saturday, September 5, 2020 and Friday, September 3, 2021. Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.

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