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

Entertainment Press Releases Wednesday March 22, 2017 12:00
TOKYO--22 Mar--Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/InfoQuest
The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival's Award-winning Works and Special Achievement Awards have been chosen.

The Grand prize for the Art Division is media installation work "Interface I" by German artist Ralf BAECKER; for the Entertainment Division is video work "SHIN GODZILLA" by Japanese artists ANNO Hideaki and HIGUCHI Shinji; for the Animation Division is animated feature film "your name." by Japanese artist SHINKAI Makoto; and for the Manga Division is "BLUE GIANT" by Japanese artist ISHIZUKA Shinichi. For all other awards, please visit the website of the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival.

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the award-winning works.

For the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival, we received 4,034 works from 88 countries and regions. After strict jury screening, every Division selected the winners (Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards and New Face Awards), as well as the winners of Special Achievement Awards, those who have made exceptional contributions to the field of Media Arts.

The Exhibition of Award-winning Works will be held in September, 2017, at the NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) and the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Hatsudai, Tokyo).

Honored by the Japan Media Art Festival are outstanding works from a diverse range of media -- from animation and comics to media art and games. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings and showcases, in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works.

Official website: http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/
SOURCE: Japan Media Arts Festival
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