Animethon 27 AMV Contest - Cancelled

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Animethon 27 AMV Contest - Cancelled

Post by Vlad G Pohnert » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:07 am


It’s with great sadness that I inform you all that Animethon has been postponed till next year due to the COVID-19 situation.

So, what does this mean for the entries you have submitted to the AMV Contest?Since the deadline is still several months away and we have received a small amount of entries so far, so we are cancelling the contest for 2020.

HOWEVER,  for next year we would relax the freshness rule and increase the amount of entries a creator or group can submit so that those who submitted into this year’s contest could resubmit their entries into the 2021 contest if they so desire. We have plenty of time to work out the exact details and will incorporate them into the next year's contest overview and rules.

Thanks to everyone for supporting Animethon's AMV Contest and can’t wait to see all your amazing videos you send to us next year!

 Vlad G Pohnert
Animethon 2020 AMV Contest Coordinator


Animethon's AMV Contest is back for it's 18th year!


DEADLINE: Friday, June 19, 2020

QUICK RULES SUMMARY (Full set of rules can be found HERE):

• The duration limits for each submission are as follows:
--- AMV Entries: 75 seconds minimum, 6 minutes maximum.
--- Trailers, Commercials or Intros: 30 seconds minimum, 3 minutes & 30 seconds maximum.
• No more than 2 entries per person/group.
• No subtitles, watermarks, logos, text, or credits.
• Must not have premiered before December 1, 2019.
• The majority of your entry’s video content must consist of anime-styled or manga-styled content.
• Audio for all AMV entries (except Trailer/Commercial/Intro) must be majority music. No excessive dialogue.
• Must be age 14+ appropriate.
• AMV-Hell style entries will not be accepted.
• Must satisfy our technical requirements.

As the contest will be two hours in length, all accepted entries will be judged by a panel of judges to determine the finalists.


AMV fixed categories have been eliminated and replaced with a larger number of elements that make up the essence of the AMV (i.e. Dramatic, Artistic, Parody, Trailer, Effect Oriented, etc.) found on the entry form. Once all entries have be received after the deadline, all the selected elements will be tabulated and all accepted entries will be grouped into the top six most common categories for judging.

Category Awards:
Up to six Awards. Categories will be determined after the submission deadline

AMV Contest Coordinator Choice Award
Awarded to a video selected by the AMV Contest Coordinator

Grand Prize Awards:
Best in Show
Audience Favourite

Best “Made in Alberta” Award
Awarded to a video entry made in the province of Alberta

Vlad G Pohnert
Animethon 27 AMV Coordinator
Sakura-Con 2013 - 2020 AMV Coordinator
Otafest 2012 - 2020 AMV Coordinator
Animethon 10 (2003) - 27 (2020) AMV Coordinator


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