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17th Japan Media Arts Festival: exhibition of award-winning works

The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival’s award-winning works and Special Achievement Awards have been chosen.

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu), open February 5–16, 2014, that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won awards.

For the 17th Festival we received a record number of 4,347 works from 83 countries and regions, a 24% increase from last year, including 2,347 entries from abroad. After strict screening, the jury of each Division selected the winners of one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards, and three New Face Awards.

At the Awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, each prize winner will be presented with an award certificate and a trophy. The exhibition of award-winning works will be held from Wednesday, February 5 to Sunday, February 16 at the National Art Center, Tokyo and other venues. Through this exhibition, film screenings and a concurrent program of symposia, presentations and workshops, we gather diverse artists and creators from Japan and abroad and present myriad forms of contemporary expression. These 12 days offer a precious opportunity to encounter works representing the most contemporary trends in Media Arts.

Grand prizes of the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival

Art division:
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Carsten Nicolai (Germany)

Entertainment division:
Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989
Sugano Kaoru / Yasumochi Sotaro / Orai Yu / Nadya Kirillova / Yonezawa Kyoko / Sekine Kosai / Sawai Taeji / Manabe Daito [Japan/Russia]

Animation division:
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Jung/Laurent Boileau (Belgium/France)

Manga division:
JOJOLION -Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part8-
Araki Hirohiko (Japan)

*For more detailed information, please check on the Japan Media Arts Festival’s official website.

Exhibitions / film screenings / manga library / performances / talk events / workshops / guided tours etc.
–Brings together a total of approximately 120 works selected from 4,347 entries from 84 countries and regions
–Presents a cross-section of contemporary artworks from diverse genres
–Offers new perspectives on emerging styles of filmic expression through an extensive film program
–Holds a program of approximately 40 talk events, workshops, performances etc. throughout the entire duration of the festival
–Presents an experience of new cultural forms and ideas made possible by evolving technology

Other venues:

Tokyo Midtown
9-7-1, Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo

Cinem@rt Roppongi
3-8-15, Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo

3-1-25 B1F Nishi-Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Free admission

Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

National Art Center, Tokyo
7-22-2 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Daily 10–18h, Fridays 10–20h
Closed on February 12