Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
It is my great pleasure to announce the finalists of the Otafest 2012 AMV Contest. Out of 96 entries received, these are the 34 entries that we will be able to show, announced in alphabetical order by Creator name!
AimoAio - You're Too Cute
Anil Singh - A Message From the Edge
animAe (Ebullient Designs) - Hallucinations
Ashley Masuch - Obito Has No Way Out
Chiikaboom (Reversed Studios) - Imagica
desukakido - Kissagami
Drabaz - Hands Up!
drewaconclusion - A Brainless Video
drewaconclusion - She Loves that Rock and Roll
EimiJ7 - Unlimited
F.A.R.M - T
Galia & Kitty - M.A.tsuri
Ghost - Making a Man out of Ippo
GloryQuestor - The Book of Amnesia
Helix - Stay
irriadin - Illusion
Jade_eyed_angel - A Few Wrong Notes
James Zhong - Wired Schizophrenic
Jeroen Wolf - The Other Side of Me
Kamih - Nobody Here is Perfectly Fine
l33tmeatwad - Requiem of endless Eight
Pacotacoshell - Surfer Girl Serenade
Peter Vad (Kyssifur) - (In Don's Curve)
Ranmaman 2003 (Rspectcopyrightmyass Studios) - Bronfied Friday
RiderG - FULLMETAL'S BACK
Ryan Molina - Naruto Ball Z Shippuden - Heros Come Back
Samantha Daley - ENUR Mix DanceLove Live!
SammySamaProductions - The Time Traveler's Wife
SatoshiSakura - Coup d'etat (Long Live the Shadow King)
Shin - I Heart Tsundere
Warlike Swans - Marketing Ploy
XcapriconrzeroX - Clocks Anime Mix
XCosplayGamerX (Sugar Hearts Studios) - Puella Magi Oz Magica
xShiroy AMV - Take Me
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 playlist. Please note that there are still too many deserving entries that we could not show during the contest, but we will be trying our best to get an 'all entries' showing block for future year's Otafests.
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 only 1 exception (citing the 'crime-against-humanity-if-i-don't-show-this-video-clause), we decided to show only 1 video per creator, in order to showcase as many creators as possible. We will try to show the 2nd videos in other AMV showing blocks during Otafest.
3) Whether you were attending Otafest. Because Otafest is a smaller convention based in Calgary attended mostly be 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 25% of contest entrants were local creators, 25% 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 20th in the AMV Showing room with exact times to be announced! 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 20th (exact times tba) in the main events room! Finally, on Monday, May 21st, I will also announce via email, on the Otafest Forums, and the a-m-v.org forums, the Otafest
2012 AMV Contest Winners!
Thank you very much once again, and good luck to everyone!
Otafest 2012 - AMV Contestamv@otafest.comhttp://www.otafest.com