Last year’s Summary of Entries

Total number of entries: 4,417
The entry period for submission of works to the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival ended on Sep 9, 2015. As in previous years, the festival attracted huge interest from around the globe. A 15% increase in the number of entries over last year resulted in a total of 4,417 works being submitted, the highest number in the Japan Media Arts Festival’s 19 year history.
Record-breaking numbers of entries were received in both Animation and Manga divisions, and the total of 2,201 works entered from Japan was the highest number ever submitted to the festival (a 21% increase over last year’s 2,035) .The festival received entries from 87 countries and regions from around the world, the highest number in the festival’s history. The Japan Media Arts Festival is clearly evolving into an international festival, which exemplifies the vast range of contemporary forms of expression and diversity in Media Arts today.

Total number: 4,417

Art Division
Interactive art: 219
Media installations: 240
Video works: 681
Video installations: 179
Graphic art: 448
Internet art: 79
Media performances: 100
Total: 1,946
Entertainment Division
Games: 121
Video / sound works: 272
Multimedia productions: 101
Gadgets, electronic devices: 87
Websites: 79
Application software: 40
Total: 700
Animation Division
Animated feature films
Animated series: 67
Animated short films: 756
Total: 823
Manga Division
Comics published in book form
Comics published in a magazine: 855
Comics published online: 41
Self-published comics: 52
Total: 948

Entries from Abroad: 2,216 works from 86 countries and regions

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe(Alphabetical order)