Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Post by Rider4Z » Tue May 07, 2019 10:05 pm

Anime California will take place in Burbank, California 8/23-8/25. DEADLINE for submissions is July 11, 2019.

Categories
ACTION – Adventure, intensity, adrenaline…
DRAMA – Angst, pain, fear…
COMEDY – Humorous, silly, quirky…
SENTIMENTAL – Inspiring, emotional, uplifting…
UPBEAT – Dance, movement, energy…
TRAILER – Coming to a theater near you…

Contestants may enter up to three (3) videos, but only one (1) per category. We reserve the right to move your entry to another category if we feel it’s better suited elsewhere. If we decide to move your entry to another category already containing one of your entries only one may be permitted to advance to the finals. (Participants may or may not be notified of the change before the reveal of finalists.)


Video Resolutions
Videos must be a minimum of 640×480 and maximum of 1920×1080. (NO 4K). COMPRESS YOUR FILE(S). We will not download anything larger than 350MB.

Format
Acceptable containers include the common standards of:
AVI
MP4
MKV
Frame rate should be a standard of 23.97fps or 29.97FPS – anything else may result in playback error.

We will try to work with you if you have questions or concerns about file types, or if we have trouble working with your entry.

Requirements
Your video(s) must meet the following criteria:

1.) Good quality. Videos found to be poorly encoded, such as containing artifacts, interlacing or red-lining audio are not permitted.
2.) Keep it PG-13. Excessive violence, derogatory material, explicit sexual content/innuendo, and/or strong language are not acceptable.
3.) No subtitles unless they serve a specific artistic purpose intended by the creator. No industry credits if opening/ending footage is used.
4.) Video length must be between 30 seconds and 6 minutes.
5.) ALL ANIMATION is permitted, including manga.
6.) No bumpers, credits, *watermarks or title screens. All videos will be given uniform identifying slides.
7.) Any trailers entered MUST NOT contain proper titles or authorities in their opening green screen. If the MPAA did not view your trailer, then you may NOT use their name. Parody versions with mock companies are permitted.
8.) Your video cannot have been entered into previous Anime California contests.
9.) Your video must not have premiered anywhere before July 11, 2017.

*Watermarks are constant symbols, typically small in the corner of the screen. They suggest you obtained/downloaded your footage illegally, and are not tolerated.

Not adhering to one or more of these rules will result in the disqualification of your entry.

“Inexcusable” Rules
1.) Dishonorable Participation (Penalty variable based on severity) Participants who engage in a manner that causes grief, harm, or dishonor to others or to the event may be reprimanded. This includes intentional rule violations and unsportsmanlike behavior.
2.) Dishonesty (Penalty variable based on severity) Participants who provide false, incomplete, or misrepresented information on their entry form may be reprimanded. This includes the part where you affirm that you’ve read and understood all rules.
3.) Plagiarism (Penalty of blacklisting. You will be ineligible to participate in further Anime California AMV Contests.) Do not submit someone else’s AMV as if it were your own. Do not use parts of someone else’s AMV or submit an “improved” version of someone else’s AMV unless you have the original creator’s explicit permission to do so.

Judging and Winners
All entrants will be prescreened blindly and judged prior to the convention. The overall favorite video will be awarded “Judges’ Choice”. Audience members will be given a voting ballot for the contest and choose their favorite video for each category. The most popular video of each category will be awarded Best in its Category. At the end of the show, audience members will be asked to select three videos out of the entire show to be voted as their overall favorite. The one video with the most votes will be awarded “Audience Choice”. Winners will be announced later during the convention at a to-be-determined time and place.

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It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to submit your AMV early, especially if your AMV content or format is questionable. Creators whose videos meet any of the disqualification criteria will be notified and updated. Videos may be resubmitted for consideration as long as it’s received before the deadline. It is also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to respond and read your e-mails frequently during the contest submission period for updates, information and confirmations.


If you have any questions about the contest or submitting your video, please contact us at amv@animecaliforniacon.com.

Remember, DEADLINE IS JULY 11TH 2019.
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Post by Rider4Z » Tue May 07, 2019 10:06 pm

FINALISTS

AntaresHeart07
AquaSorceress
BecauseImBored1(x3)
Cyanna
DopplerDo
drewaconclusion
EnQuatre
FanEditz
Jurious
Kireblue
Maboroshi Studios
MadMegatax
ManlyMangodes
Mycathatesyou69(x2)
NATALEO
Nekokitkat
Oscar
PaNTSU oF d00m(x2)
Rei-chan
SerAvium
ShinAMV
shorisquared
Speedy180
Synaesthesia
Tasha Livingstone
Tigrin
Trenzilla
Trenzilla & JanikaChan
UnluckyArtist
Xophilarus(x2)
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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:20 pm

Just a little over a month until the deadline! All entries have been processed. If you entered something and have not received a confirmation email from me, check your spam folder and then let me know asap!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:44 pm

Just over 3 weeks remaining! Remember we have a 2 year freshness policy and accept all types of animation!

Current stats:

Total entries received so far: 41

Action: 6
Comedy: 2
Drama: 8
Sentimental: 8
Trailer: 3
Upbeat: 3

DQs: 11 (READ THE RULES!! :mrgreen: )

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:00 pm

2 weeks remaining!!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Jester*Gurl » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:47 pm

Sending a video your way now ~
AKA Evolvulus*Vixen
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I'm shy, but not anti-social!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:12 pm

One week remaining!!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:58 pm

So here's where we stand and only 4 days to go!

Total entries received so far: 76

Action: 14
Comedy: 5
Drama: 14
Sentimental: 16
Trailer: 7
Upbeat: 6

DQs: 14 (really?)

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am

DEADLINE TOMORROW!!!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Silent Hero Studios » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 am

Rider4Z wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am
DEADLINE TOMORROW!!!
I believe you already have my entries, right?

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by TnAdct1 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:39 am

Rider4Z wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am
DEADLINE TOMORROW!!!
Saw that you were low on Comedy, so I sent you one.

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:01 pm

Thanks!
Silent Hero Studios wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:30 am
Rider4Z wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am
DEADLINE TOMORROW!!!
I believe you already have my entries, right?
Yes I have 1 upbeat and 1 drama from you, thank you!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Silent Hero Studios » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:35 pm

Just submitted an Action entry!

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by Rider4Z » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:13 am

Last call - submissions close tonight at 11:59pm PST.

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Re: Anime California 2019 AMV Contest | July 11 DEADLINE

Post by General Agemo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:49 pm

>deadlines tonight
>video's arguable at 48 percent done
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