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Call for Entries | 19th Japan Media Arts Festival

Begins: February 3, 2016

Deadline: September 9, 2015 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media - from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed or released between September 3, 2014 and September 9, 2015 are eligible for entry in the four divisions - Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.

Winter Film Awards Events

CALL FOR ENTRIES | 2016 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Fest

Begins: February 24, 2016

CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2016 Indie Film Festival featuring emerging filmmakers in all genres.  Feb 24-27 2016 in NYC!

Animation Film Festival Events

Call: Tricky Women International Animation Filmfestival 2016

Begins: March 2, 2016

(Note: Please find the application form attached!)


Tricky Women is the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women filmmakers. Since 2001 it has been held in Vienna each March.


  • Awards:

Tricky Women Award of the City of Vienna worth 4000 Euro

3-month scholarship to live and work at quartier21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence Program

Sawczynski-Award worth 1,000 Euro

Sielecki Award worth 500 Euro (for an Austrian animation)

Tricky Women Audience Award

Awards and prize money will go to the directresses of the films.


  • The festival offers an international competition of animated short films finished after January 1st, 2014 and realised by female artists (male co-directors are welcome). We want to open the festival to trans*inter* filmmakers and would be delighted to receive your entries. Each filmmaker, producer or distributor may submit as many films as they like. Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and sent on a separate DVD. No films entered in prior Tricky Women Festivals shall be admitted.


  • The deadline for applications for the preliminary selection is October 10th, 2015.


  • Moreover, we welcome shorts entitled “work” (working conditions in the digital era, work-life-balance, desired workplaces, ...) and Animated Feature Films for our non-competitive sections; these films can also have been produced earlier than 2014.