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Exhibition of Award-winning Works


Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 27, 2020


Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation


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Admission free

Awards Ceremony


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Entry Period:

Saturday, August 1 – Sunday, October 4, 2019

Cooperative Programs:

Inter College Animation Festival (ICAF)
Dates: Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Sunday, October 4, 2020
Venue: Special Site + Virtual Venue (Online) + The National Art Center, Tokyo (Broadcast Studio)
Admission: Free
Organizers: Inter College Animation Festival Committee
Cherish, your imagination
Dates: Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Sunday, September 27, 2020
Venue: The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Exhibition Gallery 3F
Admission:Adults – 1,300 Yen / University & College Students, Over 65 – 1,000 Yen / High-school & Junior High-school Students – 800 Yen /Elementary School Students & younger – free
Organizers: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Co-organized by: NHK Enterprises, Inc.

GⅢ vol.133 Read the end of 19s Century (Belle Époque) deeply through items appear in TAKAHAMA Kan’s Manga ―Exhibition of Nyx’s Lantern, Cho-no-michiyuki…
Dates: Saturday, Feburary 22, 2020 – Sunday, April 26, 2020
Venue: The Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto G3・Nobumichi Ide Memorial Gallery
Admission: Free
Organizers: The Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto [Kumamoto City・Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation]
Cooperation: Leed Publishing Co., Ltd., CG-ARTS
Dates: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019
Venue: Shibuya Hikarie, Shibuya Stream Hall, LINE CUBE SHIBUYA (Shibuya Public Hall), EDGEof, LIQUIDROOM
Admission: Charged (Some of them are free)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – Friday, December 13, 2019 @ Shibuya Stream Hall 4,000 yen
Saturday, December 14, 2019 and Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ LINE CUBE SHIBUYA (Shibuya Public Hall) 6,000 yen
Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ LIQUIDROOM 3,500 yen
Organizers: MUTEK.JP
Short Piece! Sendai Short Film Festival 2019
Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Monday, September 16, 2019
Venue: sendai mediatheque
Admission: Charged
Advance ticket
All-access pass 4,000yen (Only 30 sets)
Coupon ticket for three programs 2,500円 (Only 20 sets)
Ticket for one program 1,000yen (Only 30 for each program) * Only available online
Same-day ticket
Ticket for one program 1,000yen
Organizers: Sendai Short Film Festival Executive Committee
Co-organized: sendai mediatheque


23st Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee


MIYATA Ryohei [Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan]

Operating Committee:

FURUKAWA Taku [Animation Artist]TATEHATA Akira [President, Tama Art University]


Art Division

ABE Kazunao [Curator, Art Producer and Professor, Tokyo Polytechnic University] / AKIBA Fuminori [Aesthetician and Associate Professor, Nagoya University] / Georg TREMMEL [Artist and Researcher] / IKEGAMI Takashi [Researcher of Complex Systems Sciences and Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo] / TASAKA Hiroko [Curator of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum / Director of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2020]

Entertainment Division

KAWADA Tom [Inventor / AR3Bros. (Three Brothers of Augmented Reality)]MORIMOTO Chie[Communication Director, Art Director]NAKAGAWA Daichi [Critic, Editor]SAITO Seiichi [Creative Director and CEO, Rhizomatiks co.,ltd.]TOKITA Takashi[Producer and Game Creator, Square Enix Co., Ltd.]

Animation Division

SATO Tatsuo [Animation Director and Scriptwriter]SUGAWA Akiko [Professor, Institute of Urban Innovation Yokohama National University]UDA Kounosuke [Animation Director]YOKOSUKA Reiko [Animation Artist]WADA Atsushi [Animation Artist]

Manga Division

KAWAHARA Kazuko [Manga Essayist]KURATA Yoshimi [Manga Artist and Professor, Otemae University]NISHI Keiko [Manga Artist]OMOTE Tomoyuki [Researcher, Kitakyushu Manga Museum]SHIRAI Yumiko [Manga Artist]

Festival Platform Award

KAWAMURA Masashi [Creative Director and CCO, Whatever Inc.]MIZUGUCHI Tetsuya [Founder and CEO, Enhance / Project Professor, Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design]MIZUTANI Hitomi [Sales & Marketing, THETA Business Division, Smart Vision Business Unit, Ricoh Company, Ltd]

Selection Members:

Art Division

HAGIWARA Shunya [Web Designer and Programmer] / HIRAKAWA Norimichi [Artist] / IMURA Yasuko [Lecturer, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences] / MYOKAM Hiroko [Curator and Researcher] / TAKAWO Shunsuke [Lecturer, Department of Creative Media Studies, Faculty of Literature, Konan Women’s University] / TSUDA Michiko [Artist] / YUBISUI Yasuko [Assistant Curator, NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]] / WATANABE Tomoya [Artist, Talent]

Manga Division

HIDAKA Toshiyasu [Researcher of Manga] / INOMATA Noriko [Associate Professor, Ibaraki University] / KUBO Naoko [Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts Hijiyama University Junior College] / KURAMOCHI Kayoko [Researcher, Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center] / MATSUDA Naomasa [Manga Artist] / MIURA Kazushi [Associate Professor, Shokei University] / NISHIHARA Mari [Lecturer, Aichi Gakusen University] / ODAGIRI Hiroshi [Freelance Writer] / OGINO Hitoshi [Manga Artist and Research associate, Tokyo Polytechnic University](Alphabetical order; position titles are current as of the entry period)

Special Achievement Award

General Critiques


President, Tama Art University


Animation Artist