JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

How to Enter

Three Easy Steps
To enter a work, use the procedure described below.

Go to the entry website.
a) Enter your email address and password and proceed to the account registration page.
b) Complete the Account Registration form. Please provide all information requested.
c) A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided on the form. Complete account registration by accessing the entrant page form the link in the email you receive.

STEP 2: Enter information about the Artist(s) and Work(s)

a) Follow the link in the confirmation email to the Entry form on the website.
b) Select the division and enter details of the Artist(s) and Work(s) as follows:

Artist information: Artist’s name, birthday, nationality, country of residence, etc.
Work information: Title, category, date of release or completion, brief summary, etc.

Note that you may submit entries for multiple works via the same account.

STEP 3: Submission of work and/or reference materials for screening

a) Please submit work and/or reference materials for screening using any of the methods A, B or C specified below.
※When submitting videos, please choose submission method depending on file size, etc. Note that lower file size may result in reduced video quality. Please ensure quality accurately represents the work.

A
Upload data to a web server of your choice and register a URL
Please upload the data to a web server of your choice (e.g. your own website, a video sharing site, a picture sharing site etc.) and register the URL.

For the screening process, please make sure that the files are available to view or download until February, 2017.

1) Use of video sharing sites or picture sharing sites

■ Examples of sharing sites: Vimeo / You Tube / pixiv / Flickr / deviantART

When using video or picture sharing sites, you must adhere to the site’s terms, guidelines and restrictions.

2) Use of a web server of your choice other than those listed under 1)

Please use one of the data formats specified as follows:

■ Data Formats
Video: mov / mp4 / mv4 / wmv / avi
Photographic images: jpg / pdf / gif
Documents: doc / pdf
As a rule, file types other than those listed above will not be accepted.
B
Upload data to Japan Media Arts Festival web server
Upload the data of work and/or reference materials for screening to the web server of the Japan Media Arts Festival.
The Application Server can be accessed from the Work Information page, upon creating your account.

Please note that the size restrictions vary according to the submitted file type.
If any password, procedure or other information is needed to view or download the data, be sure to provide details.

Data Formats
Video: mov / mp4 / m4v / wmv / avi – maximum size 300MB
Photographic images: jpg / pdf / gif – maximum size 10MB
Documents: doc / pdf – maximum size 10MB

As a rule, file types other than listed those listed above will not be accepted.
C
Send by post
After all work-related information has been entered and confirmed, an entry confirmation will be created. Print out this confirmation and attach it to the media (two copies) in which the data of work and/or reference materials for screening or the printed material, and send them.

Postal Address
If you submit by post, please send disk media, or work and/or reference materials to the following address:
Japan Media Arts Festival Submission Receptionist
c/o Nikko Graphic Arts Co. Ltd
Kamata K-1 Building 5F,
5-8-7 Kamata, Ota-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
144-0052
Telephone: +81-3-3535-3501

Please send two (2) copies of all materials, you submit.
If a password or other information is needed to view or download the data, be sure to provide details.
*Please note the permitted media formats below, if you send data.

Media Formats
Acceptable media if sending discs by post: DVD / BD

Data Formats
Video: mov / mp4 / m4v / wmv / avi
Photographic images: jpg / pdf / gif
Documents: doc / pdf
As a rule, file types other than listed those listed above will not be accepted.

《Important》
For the Animation Division, when submitting animated feature films, animated short films, and animated series, the restriction of the above video formats does not apply.
Please ensure the following region codes of your discs:
DVD: Region Code 2 or All
BD: Region Code 2 or Free

Submitted works and reference materials will be returned only in exceptional circumstances.

b) Upload an image of the work.
Image: One photographic image, PNG/JPG format, minimum 600 pixels on longer side, maximum size, maximum size 5MB.\

What to Submit

Materials and information to be submitted vary depending on the division and the screening category of the work. Refer to the table of screening categories below and submit the appropriate materials for your work. The submitted work will be reviewed based on both the registration information and submitted materials.
All Divisions and Screening Categories
* Regarding the work with languages other than Japanese, be sure to submit the translation or caption text in Japanese or English.
* If any other materials are necessary for screening, be sure to include them.
Art Division
Interactive art Video recording of the work (including scenes of the work on display)
* In the case of videos of 30 minutes or more, also submit a three-minute digest movie.
Media installations
Media performances
Video installations
Video works Main Work
* In the case of videos of 30 minutes or more, also submit a three-minute digest movie.
Graphic art
(digital illustrations, digital photographs, computer graphics, etc)
Data of the work
(Original work can also be sent by mail. However as a general rule, the work(s) will not be returned.)
Internet art URL
* In all cases, if a video presenting the work is available, also include this video.
Entertainment Division
Games
(video games, online games, etc.)
Video games: 2 copies of the original game (ROM)
Online games: URL
* In all cases, if a video presenting the work is available, also include this video.
Video / sound works
(music videos, independent and advertising videos, etc.)
Main Work
* In the case of videos of 30 minutes or more, also submit a three-minute digest movie.
Multimedia productions
(including special effects videos, performances, projections)
Video recording of the work
* In the case of videos of 30 minutes or more, also submit a three-minute digest movie.
Gadgets, electronic devices Introduction video
(Original works can also be sent by mail. However as a general rule, the work will not be returned.)
Websites
(including web promotions, open source projects)
URL
* In all cases, if a video presenting the work is available, also include this video.
Application software
Animation Division
Animated feature films, animated series Main Work
* In the case of videos of 30 minutes or more, also submit a three-minute digest movie.
Animated short films
Manga Division
Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine
(including works still being serialized)
2 copies of published or printed materials that include submitted work
(Submission of data is also accepted.)
※Please submit a URL, where the work (or extracts of the work) are viewable online, if available.
Self-published comics
Comics published online (for computer or mobile) URL
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