These are the rules for the 2019 edition of the Abunai! Advanced Anime Music Video Competition. The Advanced AMV competition will be held on Saturday the 24st.
In this AMV competition, we welcome national and international competitors. Dutch AMV makers are welcome to participate if their AMVs haven’t been been shown at any other Dutch convention before. Experienced Dutch AMV makers are in particular encouraged to participate in this competition.
You can enter two AMVs in all of the following categories: action, comedy, dance/fun, drama/romance and “conceptual”. The conceptual category is for AMVs that do not belong to any of the other mentioned categories. They may, for example, focus on a mood or aesthetic, or merely focus on showcasing editing skills matching the music.
You do not need to be present at this competition. You also do not need a valid Abunai! 2019 ticket in order to enter.
If you have any questions, please contact the competition team by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to consult the FAQ, where oft-expressed concerns are addressed, before contacting us.
- The submission deadline is Sunday, the 14th of July 2019 at 23:59:59.
- You can enter the Advanced AMV Competition and AMV Competition with different entries. You are not allowed to enter both competitions with the same AMV.
- You can enter this competition with two AMVs in the following categories: action, comedy, dance/fun, drama/romance, and conceptual.
- All submitted AMVs must have been finished or premiered after the 14th of July 2018.
- Netherlands-based AMV editors are allowed to enter, but can not enter if one of their AMVs has been shown at previous AMV Competitions at a Dutch convention.
- Sources you are allowed to use in your AMV are as follows: Anime, Manga stills, (fan)art, game footage, and anything else Japan-related. There is no limit to the number of sources you are allowed to use. Usage of non-Japanese sources is allowed in moderation. This may influence the judging process.
- We recommend the following resolutions: 1280x720p or 1920x1080p. Other resolutions will be accepted but we cannot guarantee they can be displayed in their full quality.
- Entries can be of any length (no minimum or maximum length), but shorter entries (about three minutes in length) are preferred.
- Title bumper/credits are not allowed. If you submit an AMV with a title bumper or credits we will request you submit a clean version. A title card will be added by us for the convention.
- “Special thanks” screens are allowed, but cannot include material from sources.
- The maximum file size is 500MB.
- The preferred file type is MP4. Other file types may be rejected.
- This is a PG-13 event. Excessive violence, gore, and/or other content not suitable for minors is not allowed.
- Logos, subtitles and watermarks from sources are not allowed. You are allowed to add subtitles or texts to your AMV.
- Frame blending which resembles ghosting in your entry, (example: http://amvnews.ru/images/news/mistakes/04.jpg ) can badly affect the general score to the point of disqualification if used excessively.
- Allowed frame rates are as follows: 23.976/24 fps, 29.97/30 fps, or 59.97/60 fps.
- Audio can be of any source and in any language
- Minimum audio quality is 192 kb/s MP3
- Vulgar language or language otherwise not suitable for minors is not allowed.
Submitting your AMV
You can sign-up through the official form. You find the sign-up form here: Sign-up form Advanced AMV Competition (https://forms.gle/kSU7c1VKqEPua8rt7).
- The AMV filename should be named as follows: (nick)name – title of the video.extension, for example: Kitsune – My First AMV.mp4.
- For uploading your AMV we recommend the following:
- Google Drive
If any of the information required is missing, your sign-up will be rejected. We will notify you if your sign-up form has been received.