So much of anime history is intertwined with amv’s. For some of us it was our only outlet outside of toonami for finding out what happened in our favorite shows. Eventually, amv’s began to have a life of their own as media became more widely available to the point that they started to bring new meaning and outlooks on our favorite anime. Some of them rising so far above to not only make us love the shows and characters in them even more but out pacing and becoming even greater than the art used to create the video itself. So, we want to help foster the growth of the amazing subset of our community and bring a new opportunity into the mix.
We don’t want to limit your creativity, especially in this first year. We want to see what you’re capable of with virtually no restrictions. So, for this 1st competition the only requirement is that it must be something brand new, made for this event. The details and specifics of that will be listed below but other than that, you are unbound. Show us what you got. We can’t wait to see them all.
We also know that every journey requires a first step, so instead of trying to overwhelm everyone (ourselves included) by jumping into the deep end, we are keeping it simple this time in order to create a solid foundation from which to build upon in the following years. And we hope to have your help along the way starting with categories. This years categories will be:
R&T: Rhythm and Transition
AMV’s that focus on matching beats and frames. Usually having no limit on the number of anime they pull from, these people have an unmatched ability to find similar shots with in seconds of scenes
Using commercial, trailer, or comedian audios to make you see an anime in an entirely new light
AMV’S that use the lyrics of the music to retell/reframe the anime or shine a light on a particular relationship
The current timeline:
All AMV submissions must be in by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2022. Post your video as an UNLISTED (SEE: Not Private) Youtube Video and submit the links to the form on our website.
Judging will take place over the following week. Finalists will be notified of their status as such on Monday August 15, 2022
Please No AMV’s that have been used in previous competitions. As much as we love seeing these amazing works of art, the purpose of this is to create an opportunity for new works to enter the community.
No longer than 5 minutes
As of this year there are no restrictions on audios except we can not allow explicit content as this will be an all ages event. If you can make something great with it, we want to see it
Use whatever sparks your imagination. As long as it is “anime adjacent” we are open to it
Solo or Group:
It can be an individual, it can be a colab. Some people have different strengths and if you want to work together on a submission you are more than welcome.
Number of entries:
The only stipulation we have is that there is only one entry per category per person which includes if you work as a colab in one. We know sometimes it can be hard limiting yourself when you have a bunch of really good ideas so as long as they can fit in a separate category you can submit more than one.
They will be announced closer to the con