Image from the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2015
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Japanese: 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. This year, the 20th Festival received 4,034 entries from 88 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating is 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, Government of Japan which aims to develop and promote the creation of Media Arts by focusing primarily on the new generation of artists.
Organizer Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

MIYATA Ryohei [Commissioner for the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan]
Operating Committee
AOKI Tamotsu [Director General, The National Art Center, Tokyo]
FURUKAWA Taku [Animation Artist]
TATEHATA Akira [President, Tama Art University]
Jury Members (TBC)
Art Division
FUJIMOTO Yukio [Artist]
ISHIDA Takashi [Painter, Film Artist and Associate Professor, Tama Art University]
MORIYAMA Tomoe [Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo]
NAKAZAWA Hideki [Artist]
SATOW Morihiro [Historian of Visual Culture and Professor, Kyoto Seika University]

Entertainment Division
ENDO Masanobu [Game Creator and Professor, Tokyo Polytechnic University]
HIGASHIIZUMI Ichiro [Designer and Creative Director]
KUDO Takeshi [Curator, Aomori Museum of Art]
SATO Naoki [Art Director and Professor, Tama Art University]
YONEMITSU Kazunari [Game Designer]

Animation Division
KIFUNE Tokumitsu [Animation Artist and Representative, IKIF+ and Professor, Tokyo Zokei University]
TAKAHASHI Ryosuke [Animation Director]
NISHIKUBO Mizuho [Visual Director]
MORINO Kazuma [Director and CG Artist]
YOKOTA Masao [MD and Ph.D., Professor, Nihon University]

Manga Division
FURUNAGA Shinichi [Man of Letters and Associate Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University]
INUKI Kanako [Manga Artist and Visiting Professor, Osaka University of Arts]
KADOKURA Shima [Manga Journalist]
MATSUDA Hiroko [Manga Artist]
MINAMOTO Taro [Manga Artist and Manga Researcher]
Selection Members
Art Division
FUJIKAWA Haruka [Curator, Chigasaki City Museum of Art]
FUKUHARA Shiho [Artist and Researcher and Textile and Creative Lead for Google ATAP Project Jacquard]
HATTORI Hiroyuki [Curator]
MIZUNO Masanori [Lecturer, Department of Creative Media Studies, Konan Women's University]
NISHIKAWA Mihoko [Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo]
TADOKORO Atsushi [Creative Coder]