(call) The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival: Call for Entries ( 2015.09.09 )

JMAF writes:

The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival Call for Entries has started

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 18th Festival received of
3,853 works from 71 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 develop and promote the
creation of Media Arts by focusing primarily on the new generation of
artists understanding/awareness/ appreciation of Media Arts.

We begin
the 19th Festival on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 with our call for entries.
Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and
commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released
between Wednesday, September 3, 2014 and Wednesday, September 9, 2015
are eligible for entry in the four divisions – Art, Entertainment,
Animation and Manga. Through a rigorous judging process for each
division, Award-winning Works will then be selected based on their
artistic quality and creativity. In late November, we will announce
the winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards
and Special Achievement Awards, as well as other Jury Selections.
Award- winners will receive prizes from the Minister of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Entry Period: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – Wednesday, September 9, 2015
(18:00 Japan Standard Time)

Entries are accepted in a wide range of categories in the field of
Media Arts including: interactive art, video works, games, web-based
works, animations and manga.