top of page

The 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. Since its start in 1997, the festival has recoganized 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.

The 25th Festival received 3,537 entries from 95 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 for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan which aims to develop and promote the creation of Media Arts, focusing on the new generation.

Entry Requirements:

  • Please confirm that your entry satisfies all of the following conditions before submission. Entrants must own copyrights for the works they submit. People other than artists (copyright holders) submitting works must obtain consent from the copyright holder. * Please read and consent to the rules and special conditions of entry before submitting entries. Works may not contain the following types of content. ・As a public facility, the museum does not permit excessively violent expressions, sexual expressions, or any other expressions that violate public order and morals. ・Miraikan is unable to screen video works that seek to publicize or advertise merchandise (including corporate logos and names of merchandise) or the like; such works are ineligible for selection.

  • Already completed or released video works It must be possible to convert or adjust the submitted work to the prescribed format for screening at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition of Award-winning Works in the event that it wins an award.

  • Video works to be newly created for the spherical exhibitions at Miraikan (planned/unfinished works) The work must be created and completed in the prescribed format for screening at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition of Award-winning Works in the event that it wins an award. * Works submitted for the Festival Platform Award cannot be submitted for awards in the Art, Entertainment, Animation, or Manga divisions. Works submitted for awards in any or all of the four divisions as well as the Festival Platform Award will be declared ineligible for screening in any category.

Awards Schedule: As per 2022 released dates, the exhibition of Award-winning work took place from September 16 to September 26.

*Please note that the list provided is not comprehensive and may not include all relevant details about the event. For complete and up-to-date information, we encourage you to visit the official


bottom of page