KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest- Closed to New Submissions

This forum is for the announcement and discussion of anime music video contests.

KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest- Closed to New Submissions

Postby GloryQuestor » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:51 am

KuroKiiro Festival's 2nd annual AMV Contest is now accepting submissions. :)

The submission deadlines are:
- By Mail: October 6th, 2010
- By FTP: October 9th 10th, 2010 (EXTENDED ONE MORE DAY!)

Since the website is not up yet, a copy of the official rules will follow in a separate post.

If you wish to submit entries for the contest, or if you have any questions about it, please e-mail amvcontest@tekkoshocon.com (please use donations@animemusicvideos.org for contest submissions -- issues with the tekkoshocon account are being resolved. Put in the Subject Line "KKF 2010 AMV Contest Question")

Good luck! :)
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby GloryQuestor » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:51 am

KuroKiiro Festival's Second Annual Anime Music Video Contest

-AMV Contest Rules-

The following are the contractual rules for KuroKiiro Festival's Anime Music Video Contest. All videos submitted for the purpose of entry into the contest are subject to the following terms and conditions.

There will be two categories of awards presented: those by the audience of the AMV Contest at the time of the convention, and those selected by the coordinator and judging staff of KuroKiiro Festival.

The categories for audience voting (by ballot) awards are as follows:
- Trailer or Commercial Videos
- Romance & Sentimental Videos
- Action Videos
- Upbeat Videos
- Drama Videos
- Comedy Videos
- Best Audience Favorite Video

If the overall submissions' play time is larger than can fit in the appropriate contest time slot, cuts will unfortunately be made. Keep in mind that video selection for the finals will be determined on qualities such as technical aspects, effectiveness of the video and general execution. All accepted entries will be played at least once in the AMV room during the duration of the convention.

You do not need to attend the convention to enter the contest, although it is highly encouraged.

GENERAL RULES & GUIDELINES

- All videos must be received postmarked if sending by mail no later than October 6, 2010. FTP submissions get a few extra days to upload and must FTP access must be requested by the mail in deadline. The absolute deadline for FTP submissions is October 9, 2010.

- As this is an anime music video contest, the majority (approximately 51% or more) of your video must contain Japanese anime or Japanese videogame-related media (that originated in Japan). Music and song tracks are the only allowable audio, with the exception of trailers and commercials.

- There is a time limit of 30 seconds minimum and 6 minutes maximum. Anything beyond 6 minutes may be acceptable at the AMV Contest Coordinators' discretion only.

- You may submit a maximum of three videos in DIFFERENT categories.

- The contest is an all-ages audience showing. Thus, no video submitted for the main contest should rate higher than a PG-13 rating. A good general rule is that if the song cannot be played on the radio without edits (bleeps or omission of certain words), sexual genitalia (no hentai) or very extreme violence, then it's not acceptable for the contest.

- Video entries must have been created after October 2008 and has not won any previous awards prior to the beginning of submissions for the contest, nor videos that were previously entered into the 2009 KuroKiiro Festival AMV Contest. Submissions that have won awards during the submission period up to the convention will be allowed.

- No watermarks in the video will be allowed. This includes the DivX logo, any television station bugs & logos, AMV studio logos, etc.

- No videos will be accepted with "hard subtitles" (subtitles permanently overlaid on video) nor will we accept videos from bootleg or fansub releases with these subtitles. The sole EXCEPTION to this rule is if you create your own subtitles as an actual part of the anime music video.

- Because of the nature of the video judging, KuroKiiro Festival Staff are allowed to enter music videos, unless they are members of the AMV Department Staff or are participating in judging the AMV contest.

Any video that does not follow the guidelines above and rules below WILL BE CONSIDERED DISQUALIFIED AND NOT BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST. The AMV Department will review requests for exceptions, but all judging methods and decisions are final.

KuroKiiro Festival AMV Department and Administration Staff reserve the right to prohibit from convention viewing any video submission entered into the contest for any reason. All submissions become the property of Tekkoshocon, Inc. and/or its assigns, and will not be returned to the submitter -- Please do not send in your only copy of your video submission.

All submissions may be used for display and promotional purposes. All videos entered will be considered to be cleared for this purpose.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

- The following video formats are the only formats that will be accepted for submission to the contest, in order from most preferred to least:

MPEG-2 Video with MPEG-II Layer Audio (.mpeg, .mpg)
Lagarith Lossless Codec encoded AVI (.avi)
H.264 MP4 format (.mp4)
DivX / XviD in AVI format (.avi) encoded at the highest quality possible (Quantizer 1 is most preferred)
Quicktime format (acceptable, but not recommended)
Windows Media format (acceptable, but not recommended)

(Please note that since all video will be encoded to MPEG-2 format for playback purposes, it is highly recommended that you encode your media files to MPEG-2.)

Any file format not mentioned above will not be considered and immediately disqualified. This includes MPEG-1, Real Media, or the use of any codec other than DivX, Lagarith, or XviD. If all fails, contact the Contest Coordinator and we can try to work out an acceptable solution.

It is preferable to use a frame rate of 29.976 or 23.976 as all videos will be played on a NTSC projector. All other frame rates will be converted to the preferred ones.

-SUBMISSION INFORMATION-

To request FTP or to obtain a mailing address, an e-mail must be sent to amvcontest@tekkoshocon.com donations@animemusicvideos.org with the following information:

- Video Title
- Source Used (if more than 3 list as "Various")
- Song Title (if more than 2 list as "Various")
- Music Artist (if more than 2 list as "Various")
- Aspect Ratio of the video (usually "4:3" or "16:9", however you may request on the form that you will leave it up to the AMV Department Staff to put the video into the proper Aspect Ratio.)
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your physical mailing address
- Your choice of category to compete in. If you are not sure, you may leave it blank and we will assign your video to what we think is the best fit.
- (Optional) A phone number you can be reached. It is only used if other means of contact are exhausted.

FTP

An FTP system is being provided this year for uploading contest videos. Each user will be given their own username ID and unique password. If you wish to be provided with a user account and password for your video upload, e-mail amvcontest@tekkoshocon.com (donations@animemusicvideos.org temporarily) with a text file of the video information and a subject line of "KKF 2010 AMV Contest - FTP Upload request".

Please be aware that the FTP account will only fit 1 GB maximum. If you need to upload more files than what would fit under the account size limit, use the options below to contact the coordinator so the files can be moved. If your single video file is larger than 1 GB, you should burn the file to disc and mail it instead.

MAIL

If you wish to send your entry by postal mail, please indicate as such in your e-mail and an address will be provided. Please include a copy of the submission form in the mailer. If sending by mail, videos must be on a data disk (DVD or CD-R). Any other media will not be accepted. Also, do not author your videos as VOB-format DVD playback files. Please burn the actual files onto a CD-R or DVD+R/DVD-R Data Disc.
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:49 pm

Ill be attending, so Ill probably do a vid considering I have a good amount of time.
Talk to me on skypes and stuffs: Mycathatesyou0000
User avatar
MycathatesyouAMV
Based Dicknugget
 
Joined: 06 Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Status: Looking for candy

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby GloryQuestor » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:30 pm

We're still looking for video submissions. 36 days to the deadline. Send in your videos! :D

Also, if you are going to be attending KuroKiiro Festival, please let me know. We might have special editor-related events depending on how many editors will be attending. :wink:
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby GloryQuestor » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:59 pm

Only a little over 18 days left, and we're still looking for entries!

Let me know if you have any questions about the contest or the FTP. :)
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby theDarkSite » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:44 pm

I'm going to participate, I'll send my submission soon ^^
PSYence Series in progress... loading...

The eyes are limited in what they can perceive,
whereas the mind is limitless and unfathomable...
User avatar
theDarkSite
 
Joined: 20 May 2006
Location: Bulgaria

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby GloryQuestor » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:59 pm

theDarkSite wrote:I'm going to participate, I'll send my submission soon ^^


Cool. Can't wait to see it. :D
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby Cross/fade » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:00 pm

Yay! I'm in (at least for now :wink: ).
User avatar
Cross/fade
Type-Moon <3
 
Joined: 17 May 2004

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby HalOfBorg » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:57 am

I'm TRYING to get this one done, but the universe keeps intruding.
Help HalOfBorg fight his cancer - http://www.gofundme.com/21ygdk

ImageImageImage
ImageImageImage
User avatar
HalOfBorg
 
Joined: 14 May 2008

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby Kyssifur » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:44 am

KuroKiiro again :D Yeah :D
we are awesome
User avatar
Kyssifur
 
Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Status: I can Ntertain

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby nethernode » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:56 am

I'll--most definitely--participate. :up:
Image
User avatar
nethernode
 
Joined: 21 Aug 2010
Status: Working!!

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby GloryQuestor » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:59 pm

Just 10 days until the deadline day, and we're still looking for submissions. :)
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby Rider4Z » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:06 pm

ftp requested :up:
Image Image
Image Image
Anime Conji AMV Contest Coordinator
Anime Vegas AMV Contest Co-coordinator
User avatar
Rider4Z
Pirate King
 
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Location: Your pants
Status: ppbbbbbbbbbb~

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby GloryQuestor » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:17 pm

The mail-in deadline is today, with the FTP deadline is fast approaching! We still have a lot of room for more videos, so send in your submissions! :D

(Note that we will also give you a few days to upload after the deadline if you need it. ;))
( :| Serious Business Studios :| )
Website Administrator, AnimeMusicVideos.Org
Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society Events - AMV Department Head
Anime Weekend Atlanta - Video Art Track Department Supervisor
Another Anime Convention - Fan-Works Theater Staff
ImageImage
User avatar
GloryQuestor
Moderation Hero
 
Joined: 13 Apr 2004
Location: Cane Ridge, TN
Status: Moved to a new town, looking around.

Re: KuroKiiro Festival II AMV Contest - Deadline Oct. 9th 2010

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:53 am

Gonna try and put mine up to the ftp tomorrow. Just need to stop being lazy.
Talk to me on skypes and stuffs: Mycathatesyou0000
User avatar
MycathatesyouAMV
Based Dicknugget
 
Joined: 06 Feb 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Status: Looking for candy

Next

Return to AMV Contests

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BluKandai, Cyanna, MaboroshiStudio and 2 guests