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.
The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, organized by the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee, will be held from Wednesday, February 4 to Sunday, February 15, 2015 at The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi), and other venues.
The exhibition will present the Award-winning Works from the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, chosen by the jury from among a record number of 3,853 entries from 71 countries and regions. The winners of Special Achievement Awards will also be shown.
The Award-winning Works, selected after a rigorous judging process, reflect the most recent trends in their respective fields. These works, along with a program of concurrent events gather diverse artists and creators, exemplifying the “here and now” of Media Arts.