I realize this has little to do with AMV's, but I figured that I'd at least like to bring this to people's attention.
I'm sure several people here are familiar with the community site CGSociety/CGTalk. If not, it is a site/community revolving around digital art (in both 2D and 3D realms in both still and animation). It is frequented by beginners, novices, and professionals alike and hang out there enough and you're bound to see some absolutely incredible work.
Anyways, I bring it up cause they do these sponsored "challenges" every so often. Basically, they have a theme, and then you take that theme and create a piece of artwork around it. Whether it be a 2D Illustration, a 3D still image, a 3D animation, or in this case, a short film using a specific script.
The big thing about these challenges is that the prize packages are simply unbelievable
... Check them out here: http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge ... prizes.php
Scroll to the bottom of the page. For one thing, the software they're giving away is reeaallly valuable, but those BOXX Workstations are a digital artists DREAM machines... o_o
They're really encouraging team entries, especially on the Short Film category, so if you're an aspiring animator, or you're in school for animation, or something along those lines, definitely check this out and consider it. I mean hell, even if you don't win anything, the experience alone plus the potential material for a portfolio is wonderful. Anyways, check it out