Japan Media Arts Festival  

Image from the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, 2016

20th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition of Award-winning Works


The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival received 4,034 entries from 88 countries and regions in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works will present selected works featuring a wide range of styles, genres and forms of expression, as well as materials documenting the lifetime accomplishments of Special Achievement Award winners. The festival program will also include symposia, artists’ talks, workshops and other related events. Gathering diverse artists and creators from Japan and abroad, the thirteen days of the festival will offer a precious opportunity to experience works representing the most contemporary trends in Media Arts (in Japanese: Media Geijutsu).

Exhibition Screening Related Event
  • Period

    Saturday, September 16 – Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Venues

    NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC],
    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, and other locations
    *please check the venue information.

  • Admission


  • Organizer

    20st Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

  • Chair

    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
  • Cooperation

    Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Japan, FabCafe Tokyo, Hibino Corporation, J-WAVE, KORG INC., LUMINE CO.,LTD., LUMINE EST Shinjuku, Music Office Bop Wind, NEWoMan Shinjuku, Peatix, SANAGI SHINJUKU, Sony Corporation, TOHO CINEMAS Shinjuku, Totto Culture Center, YAMAHA CORPORATION

  • Highlights

  • Over 150 works selected from 4,034 entries received from 88 countries and regions.

  • “Alter,” a lifelike robot with complex motions which won the Excellence Award in the Art Division. Some of the latest VR gadgets and computer games will also be here.

  • Documentation of the making of manga and animations; rarely shown materials including original drawings from “Sunny,” the winner of the Excellence Award in the Manga Division.

  • Grand Prize winning films: “SHIN GODZILLA” from the Entertainment Division and “your name.” from the Animation Division. Other animations and live-action films are also included in our screening schedule.

  • Manga Library: books of all Award-winning Works and Jury Selections from the Manga Division available for reading.

  • Various symposia, artists’ talks, performances and workshops featuring JMAF award-winners.

  • Download Flyers as PDF
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