Japan Media Arts Festival 2015

20th Japan Media Arts Festival 2016

Last date to apply

September 9, 2016

About 20th Japan Media Arts Festival

  • Japan Media Arts Festival 2016 is a comprehensive festival of media arts which honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media ranging from animation and games to comics and media arts.
  • The Festival was started in 1997 and 18th Japan Media Arts Festival received 3853 entries from 71 countries around the world.
  • The award winning works are exhibited in Japan as well as in other countries by the means of various projects and events.
  • The entries fortheawardswillaccepted in the below mentioned 4 Divisions:
    • Art Division: Includes Interactive art, Media installations, Media performances, Video installations, Video works, Graphic art and Internet art.
    •  Entertainment Division: Includes Games, Video / sound works, Multimedia productions, Gadgets, electronic devices, Websites and Application software.
    • Animation Division: Includes Animated feature films, animated series and Animated short films.
    • Manga Division: Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine, Self-published comics and Comics published online.
  • There is no participation fee and an applicant can submit any number of entries in any category but a single entry can not be submitted to multiple categories.
  • The winner of Japan Media Arts Festival 2016 will be awarded a cash prize of 600,000 Japanese Yen along with Certificate and Trophy.

Japan Media Arts Festival Important Dates 2016

Date

Event                      

September 9, 2016

Application Deadline

September to November 2016

Judging and Selection

Mid March 2017

Announcement of Award-winning work

Summer to Autumn 2017

Exhibition of Award-winning Work

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20th Japan Media Arts Festival Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age 18 years and older
Details
  •  Nationality: Japan Media Arts Festival is open for citizens of all nationalities.
  • Time period of Work: The work must be completed or released between September 03, 2015 and September 09, 2016
  • Copyright: The copyright of the work need to be with the entrant and in case the work is being submitted by a representative, permission from the copyright owner is must.

20th Japan Media Arts Festival Reward

The Japan Media Arts Festival 2016 has 4 categories in which the artwork can be submitted and in each category the following prizes will be given:

  • Grand Prize: The winner of the grand prize will get Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan along with a trophy and cash prize worth 600,000 Japanese Yen (Approx. 300,000 INR)
  • Excellence Award: Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, cash prize worth 300,000 Japanese Yen (Approx. 150,000 INR) and a Trophy will be awarded to the winner of Excellence Award.
  • New Face Award: A Trophy, cash prize of 200,000 Japanese Yen (Approx. 100,000 INR) will be given to the candidate along with a certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
  • Special Achievement Award: To the contestants entitled to Special Achievement Award will get a certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan along with the trophy.

20th Japan Media Arts Festival Application form and Process

The Application process of Japan Media Arts Festival is completely online and the interested candidates can submit their artwork simply by registering on the website and following simple steps. The details are as follow:

Application Process: To complete the application process and submit an artwork for the Japanese Media Arts Festival, the contestants need to follow just 3 simple steps:

Click Here to Enter

  • Step 1- Registration: The applicant need to go to the entry website; enter email id and password to complete the registration process. Complete the registration process by entering the details asked in the application form. A verification mail will be sent to the registered email account.
  • Step 2- Enter information related to artist & work: Follow the link given in the confirmation mail, select the division and enter details of the artist & work in the following manner: Artist information: Artist’s name, birthday, nationality, country of residence, etc. Work information: Title, screening category, category, date of release or completion, brief summary, etc.

Submission or Uploading the work

Any of the three methods can be used by the participants to submit their work for the awards:

  • Method 1: Upload data to a web server and register the link: Participants can upload data to any video/image sharing website such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker etc. and share the link. The following data formats are supported:
    • Video: mov / mp4 / mv4 / wmv / avi
    • Photographic images: jpg / pdf / gif
    • Documents: doc / pdf
  • Method 2: Upload data to Japan Media Art Festival web server: Candidates can use Japan Media Art Festival’swebservers to upload their entries. But the following data restrictions will be applicable:
    • Video: mov / mp4 / m4v / wmv / avi – maximum size 300MB
    • Photographic images: jpg / pdf / gif – maximum size 10MB
    • Documents: doc / pdf – maximum size 10MB
  • Method 3: Send by post: Candidates are required to send 2 discs of the media if they want to send their entries by post. The entries are to be sent to the following address:

Japan Media Arts Festival Submission Receptionist
c/o Nikko Graphic Arts Co. Ltd Kamata K-1 Building 5F,
5-8-7 Kamata, Ota-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
144-0052
Telephone: +81-3-3535-3501

20th Japan Media Arts Festival Selection Process

The decision regarding the winning entries will be taken by an expert panel having renowned experts from relevant fields.

  • Result: The announcement of the result will be done in late Mid March 2017.

20th Japan Media Arts Festival Address

Japan Media Arts Festival Submission Receptionist
c/o Nikko Graphic Arts Co. Ltd Kamata K-1 Building 5F,
5-8-7 Kamata, Ota-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
144-0052

20th Japan Media Arts Festival Contact Details

Telephone: +81-3-3535-3501

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