Submissions are open for this year. The contest deadline for submissions will be September 22, 2021 11:59 PM MDT. Link to rules and FAQ page https://www.animebanzai.org/amv-information/ Submission Page https://www.animebanzai.org/amv-information/amv-submission-form/ Quick rundown of the basic rules. Please see links above for the full event rules. 1. Videos must include anime related material, and video game content is allowable. We are shooting for around 80% content here. As usual, exceptions may be made by the panel of judges. Each circumstance is going to be different. 2. There are to be ABSOLUTELY NO BANNERS/BUMPERS either before or after the video. We will be adding our own bumpers for the contest. 3. Please no subtitles, watermarks, or credits of any kind. Just don't do it. It makes my judges sad because we end up DQing good videos. There are exceptions to this rule. It usually involves integration of some kind. Again it will be determined by the panel of judges. 4. No references to other contests. We cannot show videos promoting any other con/event. 5. Quality has really been a big thing over the last few years. We want your highest quality videos. This is starting to be 720p or better due to the large availability of high quality source. Not an absolute, merely a suggestion. I can accept very large files, so don't let that stop you. 6. Please keep it to a PG-13 rating. If you have a question whether it is allowable, please feel free to contact me. 7. You may submit a maximum of 4 entries per editor. 8. The categories that we will sort the videos into. If you have a category you think your video is best for, feel free to make a comment on the submission form. We will take it into account when picking the categories. Action - Fast paced movement, explosions, fighting etc. Comedy - If it makes us laugh, it will probably end up here. Parodies and trailer videos usually end up here. Drama - It makes us cry, feel empathy, or tells a story. Cat X - Anything that does not fall under the other categories. May include trailer videos, dance, extreme editing/effects, unique concepts etc. 9. Last but not least. The video must not have a creation date any earlier than May 1, 2020.