Call for Entry

25th Contest

Entry Period2021.7.1-9.3

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.

Festival Platform Award

Entry Period2021.7.1-9.3
Organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival call for new exhibition plans that utilize the characteristics of its facilities and award brilliant works.

Call for Entries in 25th Festival

In 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.
To be eligible for entry, works must satisfy all of the following conditions.
・Works for spherical surfaces or domes
・Video works, or application programs capable of real-time video creation that can be projected onto a screen

* Works submitted for the Festival Platform Award cannot be submitted for awards in the Art, Entertainment, Animation, or Manga divisions.