AMVs. Anime Music Videos. You take some anime, smoosh it with some music, boom. You’ve got a video. An ANIME MUSIC VIDEO!
And we’ve got a contest for doing that. Isn’t the world crazy? Here’s the rules.
AMVs may not exceed 3 minutes and 45 seconds in length.
AMVs must be kept at a maximum of PG-13. This means no nudity, excessively foul language, or excess gore.
The animation in your AMV can be from any source: Japanese Anime, American Cartoons, Video Games, Web Videos, 3D or 2D, etc. Videos that are primarily live action will not be accepted.
- VIDEO QUALITY / FORMAT
– Video resolution should be no less than standard definition (640×480), though higher resolution (1920×1080) is preferred.
– Please render your AMV in MP4 format. If you submit a video in any other format, it will be converted to MP4. If we cannot convert it to MP4, it may not be shown.
- CREDITS / BUMPERS
Please remove any credits before or after the AMV. AMVs with pre-video bumpers or post-video credits will have them removed or may not be shown.
You must have created the AMV you are submitting. The AMV Contest is a show of your skill, not a showcase of someone else’s AMVs.
JUDGING / AWARDS
- AMVs will be judged by the audience via text or ballot voting for a winner in each category.
- Each category winner will receive a Kami-Con Season 11 AMV Contest TROPHY!
- You MUST be present at the end of the AMV Contest to claim your award.
- HOW MANY AMVs CAN I SUBMIT?
You may enter one AMV per category, meaning you can submit up to a total of five AMVs, provided they are in separate categories.
- AMV COMPLETION DATE
Your AMV’s completion date must be no older than 2 years from the AMV Contest deadline. If the deadline is Feb. 10, 2019, then your AMV’s completion date should be no older than Feb. 10, 2017.
- CUTTING FOR TIME
The AMV Contest is a 2-hour event, which includes voting and awards. As such, not all AMVs received have time to be shown. A panel of judges decides which AMVs will be shown at the contest. If your AMV does not make it, please do not be discouraged as it is not necessarily due to quality, but a number of factors including time, variety, and so on. If your AMV was not shown, you can always submit it again next year!
– AMVs that have been shown in previous Kami-Con AMV Contests are not allowed.
– However, AMVs that were submitted to a previous Kami-Con AMV Contest but were not shown are allowed.
If the judges feel your video would be better suited for a different category, it may be reassigned.
All AMVs must be received by Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 11:59pm CST
AMVs that get our blood pumping. Running, gunning, and explosions, baby!
AMVs that make us laugh! This category can include AMVs set to funny songs, vines, comedian standup, whatever!
These AMVs are intense and keep us on the edge of our seats. If you really want us to feel, your AMV goes here!
The AMVs that melt our hearts and celebrate the relationships between our favorite anime characters.
AMVs that are just fun or don’t seem to belong anywhere else. A dance AMV would be a good example!
AMVs set to movie, anime, or videogame trailers are now submitted to the category that best represents the AMV. An AMV set to a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer might go in Comedy, where one set to a The Grudge trailer might go in Drama. This still counts as your one submission for that category.
SUBMISSION FORM GUIDELINES
- If you are submitting multiple AMVs, please submit them separately.
- We have provided a space for you to link your AMV (Please use Google Drive or DropBox)
- Do NOT link YouTube videos. We will not download these. Please use an upload site such as the ones listed above.
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If you have any difficulties, please do not hesitate to message us at KamiConAMVs@kamicon.net
WANT TO HELP YOUR AMV’s CHANCES OF BEING SHOWN?
We get a lot of AMVs and can usually only show 4 or 5 per category. To give yourself the absolute best chance, here are some helpful guidelines:
- Make sure you have good video quality. 1920×1080 source resolution is usually a safe option. (Note: This doesn’t mean stretch a low resolution video to fit. That’ll make it look worse!)
- Try to use source video that doesn’t have subtitles or watermarks (like the “TV Tokyo” or “Funimation” logos in the corner). Covering subtitles or watermarks by Letterboxing can help these problems, if you’re just starting out and have no better options.
- Try to avoid using the opening or closing credits from your source, unless you have raw videos without the credit text.
- Leave off pre-video bumpers or post-video credits. These eat up time and are more likely to get your AMV cut from the line-up!
- More unique AMVs get preference. A Sasuke/Naruto Waterfall Fight Scene set to Linkin Park won’t be shown. It just won’t be.