Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - Now Closed

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Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - Now Closed

Postby COAF AMVs » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:16 pm

Colorado Anime Fest is returning for its third year in 2018! We had 2,500 attendees last year and we expect to continue growing this year. (Check out our website for more info if you haven't heard of us before.) We are accepting submissions for our AMV Contest now.

Submissions are open until end of day on March 4, 2018.


Categories

There are six categories for the COAF 2018 contest:

Positivity: Your happy endings, words of encouragement, and unicorns go here.
Intensity: Action, suspense, wild digital effects, conflict!
Drama: Epic sagas, loss, triumph, and dramatic gophers of the more serious type.
Romance: Make us feel the love tonight.
Comedy: Weird. Funny? Surprising!
Trailers: Now playing at an AMV contest near you… (Fake commercials also fit in here.)
In addition, we will award two other prizes: Judges’ Choice, chosen by our panel of AMV judges, and Best In Show, chosen by our attendees.


Content Restrictions

We try to run a clean show. All videos submitted must be PG-13 or below. This means we want NONE of the following: panty shots, exposure or fondling of ‘private parts,’ gross or gory dismemberment, profanity (swear words,) or themes likely to insult or disparage by race, social class, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality – because that’s NO FUN for anybody.

Also, you can make your own subtitles, but you should remove subtitles from your source material. You must also remove any broadcast logos and any other commercial logos (such as DiVX) from your video. (One exception to this rule is if the AMV is a parody of incompetent video editing…)

Finally, it’s not a music video if it does not have music through at least 80% of the video (except for the Trailers category).


What counts as anime?

Anime is animation created first in Japan by Japanese artists and studios, including Japanese games. All entries must have at least 90% anime by frame count. Compositing anime onto other stuff makes it count as anime.


Submitting and Video Formats

Submit the form (linked below) with a link to your video.

Videos must be downloadable as standalone video files (e.g. not YouTube) and accessible without a paid account. We recommend download pages from or AMV fan sites such as AnimeMusicVideos.Org, AKROSS, AMV News, etc. where possible. We can also download from SendSpace and similar free services. (We're happy to make alternate arrangements as well if need be.)

Link us to the best quality you can provide because we run our contest in 1080p and we want to show off your hard work as best we can. The minimum acceptable video resolution is 480p because anything less would look terrible, and the maximum is 1080p. And it’s 2018, so there’s no such thing as a maximum file size, just data caps, so maybe don’t send a HuffYUV file.

Videos should be playable without additional codecs or configuration in VLC. These support a vast array of codecs and containers, so it shouldn’t be a limiting factor. But if your video can’t be played in either of those players, we would need to convert it to be shown in the contest regardless, and the quality will be better if you export a supported format than if we transcode your ideal format into something that we can easily play.

• Preferred containers: MKV, AVI, MPG, and MP4.
• Preferred video codecs: H.264 and MPEG-4.
• Preferred audio codecs: AAC, MP3, and AC-3.

The ideal video for our presentation has a 1080p resolution; has video encoded in H.264; has audio downmixed to stereo and encoded in AAC; and is stored in an MKV file. While H.265/HEVC is new and awesome, its ecosystem isn’t as mature as our preferred H.264, so we would prefer H.264 over H.265 even if it’s at the expense of a larger video file (we have lots of bandwidth and storage space).


Deadlines

Submissions must be sent in by 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time (UTC -7) on March 4, 2018.

A panel of judges will convene to review all entries and select up to six AMVs per category. The judges’ decisions on the playlist is final.

All entries must have premiered or been created no earlier than January 1, 2017.


Prizes

Every winning video will receive a cash prize. (Who doesn't like cash?)


• The winner of each category will receive $50.
• The winner of the Judges’ Choice award will receive $50.
• The winner of the Best In Show award will receive $100.
Prizes stack for videos that win multiple awards. Prizes will be awarded on-site for any winners that attend COAF. Winners that do not attend COAF will receive an e-mail in the weeks following the convention to arrange receipt of the prize. Winners outside the US will receive the equivalent of $50 in their local currency where possible.


GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!


Now that you’ve read the rules, submit an AMV!
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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 3 Weeks Left to Enter!

Postby COAF AMVs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:01 pm

Hi everyone!

We've had many great entries already this year. Just a reminder that there are only three weeks left to submit your entry to this year's Colorado Anime Fest AMV Contest!

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby COAF AMVs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:05 pm

We're down to the last week of entries! The contest will accept entries until the end of day on March 4th.

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby Cirera » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:06 pm

I couldn't find a contact email, and I remember sending my videos a while back but never got any sort of confirmation. Is there a way to check if you actually received my entries?
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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby COAF AMVs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:44 pm

Contact email is: amvs@coanimefest.com.

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby COAF AMVs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:44 pm

Also, if the form says that you submitted successfully, we have received your entry. There is not an email confirmation.

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby COAF AMVs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:45 pm

Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby shorisquared » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:05 pm

COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?
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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby MaboroshiStudio » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:47 pm

shorisquared wrote:
COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?


Been awhile... no idea what is taking so long
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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby Kireblue » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:51 pm

MaboroshiStudio wrote:
shorisquared wrote:
COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?


Been awhile... no idea what is taking so long

colorodo anime fest doesn't take place till the 19th http://coanimefest.com/

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby MaboroshiStudio » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:53 pm

Kireblue wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:
shorisquared wrote:
COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?


Been awhile... no idea what is taking so long

colorodo anime fest doesn't take place till the 19th http://coanimefest.com/


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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby MaboroshiStudio » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:56 pm

Kireblue wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:
shorisquared wrote:
COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?


Been awhile... no idea what is taking so long

colorodo anime fest doesn't take place till the 19th http://coanimefest.com/


upon further review... April 19th is the date for 2019. The con already happened...

https://twitter.com/hashtag/COAF2018?src=hash
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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby Kireblue » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:09 pm

MaboroshiStudio wrote:
Kireblue wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:
shorisquared wrote:
COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?


Been awhile... no idea what is taking so long

colorodo anime fest doesn't take place till the 19th http://coanimefest.com/


upon further review... April 19th is the date for 2019. The con already happened...

https://twitter.com/hashtag/COAF2018?src=hash

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - 1 Week Left to Enter!

Postby ProjectTwinsAMV » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:26 pm

Kireblue wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:
Kireblue wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:
shorisquared wrote:
COAF AMVs wrote:Entries are now closed. Good luck to everyone who entered. Results will be announced at Colorado Anime Fest 2018 and then the winners will be contacted.


Have results been posted yet and winners contacted?


Been awhile... no idea what is taking so long

colorodo anime fest doesn't take place till the 19th http://coanimefest.com/


upon further review... April 19th is the date for 2019. The con already happened...

https://twitter.com/hashtag/COAF2018?src=hash

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Re: Colorado Anime Fest 2018 AMV Contest - Now Closed

Postby COAF AMVs » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:29 am

Yes, I will be posting which videos were shown at Colorado Anime Fest this week and which ones won.


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