Festival Platform Award

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Festival Platform Award

Festival Platform Award now is over!

Festival Platform Award: Festival Platform Award is an open call for entries recently organised in liaison with the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival that accepting works from all worldwide completed between 30 November 2019 and 20 October 2020.

Short description

The 24th Japan Media Arts Festival now is calling for entries completed between 30 November 2019 and 20 October 2020, for the Festival Platform Award.

Organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival, call for new exhibition plans that utilize the characteristics of its facilities and award brilliant works.

During the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival there will be an open call for a work to be shown on the Globe-like display at Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

Submission requirements:

Works completed or released between November 30, 2019 and October 20, 2020, or new works created for the spherical exhibitions at Miraikan
Works for spherical surfaces or domes
Video works, or application programs capable of real-time video creation that can be projected onto a screen

Evaluation Criteria:

Concept - Does the work capture and incorporate the video image concept?
Expression - Is the video expression polished and aesthetically pleasing?
Technology - Does the work account for the respective characteristics of Geo-Cosmos or the Dome Theater?
Originality - Does the work incorporate the artist’s distinct viewpoint in an appealing way?
Viability - Can the work be completed in a manner suited to the designated format?

Announcement of a ward winning works is scheduled for March 2021.

Who may enter?

All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works.


The winner in each competition category will receive a certificate, trophy, and prize money up to 500,000 JPY.

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