Call for Entries | 18th Japan Media Arts Festival




18th Japan Media Arts Festival | Call for Entries

Deadline: 2 September 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (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. Last year, the 17th Festival received a record 4,347 entries from 84 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival. Award-winning works are exhibited both within Japan and abroad through various projects and events organized by The Agency of Cultural Affairs which aims to promote the creation, development and understanding/awareness/appreciation of Media Arts.

Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 13, 2013 and September 2, 2014 are eligible for entry in the four divisions - Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.


Entry Period: Monday, July 7 - Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

Announcement of Award-winning Works: Late November 2014

Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Exhibition of Award-winning Works: Wednesday, February 4 - Sunday, February 15, 2015 Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Tokyo) and other locations.

JMAF Official Website:

Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

Contact Information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat [c/o CG-ARTS]