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25th Japan Media Arts

25th Japan Media Arts Festival

Country: Japan
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Call for 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) 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. In the 25th festival, there will be an open call for a work to be shown on the Globe-like display at Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.


  • 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, multimedia productions (including special effects videos, 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 a computer or mobile devices), self-published comics, etc.


For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded.

  • Grand Prize: 1,000,000 Japanese Yen
  • Excellence Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
  • Social Impact Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
  • New Face Award: 300,000 Japanese Yen
  • U-18 Award: Certificate


  • The Japan Media Arts Festival is free to enter for everyone.
  • Works must be completed or released between September 5, 2020, and September 3, 2021.
  • Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during that period are eligible for entry.
  • While there is no limit to the number of entries each entrant makes, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions.
  • The entrant must hold the copyright of the submitted work. If the work is not submitted by the artist (copyright holder), permission from the copyright holder must be obtained.
  • By submitting works, the entrant is deemed to have accepted all Entry Rules and Regulations as stated.

Rules and Regulations of 25th Japan Media Arts Festival


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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline03 September,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerJapan Media Arts Festival



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