The call for submissions to the Japan Media Arts Festival is open. The government-backed event will return for its 25th edition next March.
The festival hands out awards across four sections: animation, art, entertainment, and manga. The animation section is open to features, tv and streaming productions, and shorts. Note: in the past, animated works have won prizes in the entertainment section (which is also open to video games).
Various prizes are handed out in each section, including a grand prize of one million yen (USD$9,110). Award-winning works are then exhibited at events around Japan and abroad.