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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Japan Media Arts Festival

Published by Amy at 6:21 AM

Japan Media Arts Festival

The Japan Media Arts Festival is an event that promotes the creation and development of the media arts such as comics, animation, games, and media art.  Currently there are four divisions that are awarded prizes: art, animation, entertainment, and manga.  The Japan Media Arts Festival currently accepts submissions from 48 nations and regions.  


Art Division: Artwork created with computers or other electronic devices.  Interactive art, media installations, video works, digital photographs, graphic art, website works, etc.


Entertainment Division: Entertainment created with computers or other electronic devices.  Games (including web games and social network games), video works (music videos, publicity films including TV commercials, digital special effects videos), toys (including figures), character merchandise, website works (including advertisements, etc.), application software, etc.


Animation Division: Theatrical animation, TV animation, other original animation, animated short films, etc.


Manga Division:  Manga published in book form, in magazines (including works still being serialized), produced independently and in small private magazines, on websites (PC/mobile), etc.




For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity.  In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the jury to a person or group having made a special contribution to media art in the four specified divisions.  Potentially 9 awards in each of four divisions.


Grand Prize
Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy
600,000 Japanese Yen


Excellence Award
Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy
300,000 Japanese Yen


New Face Award
Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy
200,000 Japanese Yen


Special Achievement Award
Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy


Application Period 2011
The receipt of entries for the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival closed on September 22, 2011.


Judge, Announcement of Results
October through November: Jury Judge
December:
1. Notification of winners
2. Announcement of Results of the Japan Media Arts Festival website and in the mass media (TV, Newspapers, Magazines)


Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tokyo Midtown


Exhibition of Award-winning Works
Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, March 4, 2012
The National Art Center, Tokyo




Previous Winners:


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