Sorry to keep folks waiting! >_<
It is my great pleasure to announce the finalists of the Otafest 2011 AMV Contest! Out of 69 (a few squeaked in at the deadline) entries received, these are the 35 entries that we will be able to show, announced in alphabetical order by Creator name!
Alaina Brown - Swaying
Alicia Wan (Fidelity Studios) - Exit
Anil Singh (SPK) - Time Is Not The End
Brad DeMoss - Mad World
Caroline Dawe - Nami Can't Be Tamed
Chiikaboom/Reversed Studio - Ramen:Light
D.Emblem Productions - All About Kon
Deuce Loosely Production - I'm In a Cup
Dragon/Roy - Can't Bring You Back
Drew Brisco - A Different Kind of Dance
Electra Stanley - Sugar Voodoo
Erin Nguyen - To The Future
F.a.r.m. Studios - Divine
Gillylilly - My Oh My, Nadja
Honeyham52 - Nami & Luffy - Teenage Dream
Howl Works - Princess Tutu Story
Ileia (Corn Dog VidVids) - Bleak Friday
JudgeHolden - Disco Heaven
Killer Penquin Productions - Kamus Nomex: Galge Revolution
Mewflame - Let's Play
MewMintyNaara - Through The Looking Glass
Moonbunnychan - Untouched
Nya-chan Production - This Time
Otaku Lounge Productions - The Bridge Effect
Quill - Kiss of the Vampire
Ranmaman 2003 - Geek and Gamer Girls & Zero's Familiar and the Trailer of Parody
RiderG - Son of Man
Shin - Extraball & A Prelude to Dreams
Silver Lining Studio - The Moment
Warlike Swans - Dreamhunt
XcapriconzeroX - Come on Get Higher Anime Mix
xDreww (Dream On Studios) - Maho Clash
XEnchantedMarshie18X - The Story of us - Kazehaya and Sawako
As always, this year's contest was very difficult to judge, so in addition to the scores, we used a lot of other qualitative considerations in banging out this year's finalists, and to that end, I'm still not altogether happy with the final outcome, as we will ultimately not be able to play many deserving entries.
The decision on which entries to show was made with reference to the following factors:
1) The score of the video. This was the primary factor.
2) The number of videos you submitted. With limited exceptions (invoking the 'crime-against-humanity-if-I-don't-show-these' clause), we decided to show only 1 video per creator, in order to showcase as many creators as possible.
3) Whether you were attending Otafest. Because Otafest is a smaller convention based in Calgary attended mostly by locals (around 4000 people almost exclusively from Alberta), we wanted to have a balance of locally created videos in order to encourage local talent, and to let creators actually see their work on the big screen. Therefore, as roughly 30% of contest entrants were local creators, 30% of the entries showing are from local creators as well.
Thank you very much to everyone for entering our contest this year; the AMV contest is one of Otafest's best highlights, only because of you folks! The show will happen on Sunday, May 22nd at 12:30pm - 2:30pm in our main events room - ST148! Winners will be announced during this time! Winner of the Fan Favourite Award based on audience vote will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in the main events room! Finally, on Monday, May 23rd, I will also announce via email, on the Otafest Forums, and the a-m-v.org forums, the Otafest 2011 AMV Contest Winners!
Thank you very much once again, and good luck to everyone!
Otafest 2011 - AMV Contestamv@otafest.comhttp://www.otafest.com