And here they be for those who missed the announcement in the closing ceremony or have not wandered to the Manifest
forums yet to have a look.
Best Drama/Romance - Game of Hearts
Best Action/Upbeat - Magic Pad
Best Fun/Trailer - Plunder Propaganda
Best Comedy/Parody - AMV Technique Beat
Fan Favourite Runner Up - Plunder Propaganda
Fan Favourite Winner - AMV Technique Beat
Peppa-chan and Friends Award - Second Life
Manifest Choice - Z for Zero
All these videos will be receiving medals and prizes. Mail outs will happen in the next week or so, but don't expect anything (or start harrassing me) until about a month from now
I'm still recovering from the whole AWA/US experience, not to mention Manifest before that (it's been the most hectic two weeks that I can remember) XD
It was a very interesting result this year. AMV Technique Beat won over Plunder Propaganda in the fan votes by a mere 0.5 points. The runner up videos for the category winners were also so very close to each other that during the judging session, we had to review the videos repeatedly to make sure that the video most deserving won. Anyway, here below are the runner up videos which I want you all to know because if I could give them prizes too, I would because they're awesome.
Runner Up Action/Upbeat - Don't Break
Runner Up Drama/Romance - Our Innocence
by AtomX and Nessephanie
Runner Up Comedy/Parody - One Fine Day
Runner Up Fun/Trailer - Centre Forward
Of course, there was also the Iron Chef AMV Competition and that was one intense battle. To not delay anymore, here are the results.
Iron Chef AMV Winner - Lockstock
Runner Up - Warpwind
For a second year in a row, Warpwind got second place in the race and I reckon if she had actually finished her idea, it would have won (she lost by only 1 point in the judges scores). The few bits that she focussed on were so very well done. And of course, bluetrain lost his title now, but if I may enter in my own opinion here, I think the reason behind it is that he went the safe route. Lockstock has been for the most part an action video man, while bluetrain has been drama. I think the fact that Lockstock went with a drama video this time and took on a different approach to his usual got him the win in the end.
Anyway, thank you all for entering. Once again I've been quite happy with the turn out. Overall I received a little over 3 hours of material from everyone. It's a bit less than last year, but I expected that since I limited the number of video entries to 2 per person only (as last year, I absolutely didn't have time to show them all). It was fantastic that I was able to show every single person's AMV this year, though it was unfortunate some people missed on seeing them on the Friday because of the huge lines in the registration desk. I hope you all enjoyed the show, and please, keep supporting us by sending even more and better videos next year