Japan Media Arts Festival  

21st Summary of Entries

The 21st Japan Media Arts Festival closed entries on October 5, 2017. As in previous years, the festival saw enthusiastic participation with a total of 4,192 works submitted. Entries came from 98 countries and regions, marking a record high. These numbers reflect the festival’s increasing international recognition as a showcase that widely presents diverse and contemporary artistic expressions in the field of “Media Arts.”

  • Total number
  • Entries from Abroad

Total number: 4,192

Art Division

Interactive art: 178
Media installations: 244
Video works: 637
Video installations: 168
Graphic art: 598
Internet art: 52
Media performances: 91
Total: 1,968

Entertainment Division

Games: 38
Video / sound works: 233
Multimedia productions: 84
Gadgets, electronic devices: 48
Websites: 32
Application software: 20
Total: 455

Animation Division

Animated feature films
Animated series: 84
Animated short films: 576
Total: 660

Manga Division

Comics published in book form
Comics published in a magazine: 937
Comics published online: 74
Self-published comics: 98
Total: 1,109

Entries from Abroad: 2,262 works from 97 countries and regions

(last year's festival received 2,249 works from 87 countries and regions)

Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen (Alphabetical order)

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