Anime Los Angeles 2020 AMV Contest - Winners Announced!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Yuusharo, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Yuusharo

    Yuusharo New Member


    Anime Music Video Contest

    Take your seats, class is in session, as we invite you all to join us for the return of the Anime Los Angeles AMV Contest!

    This year's contest will take place on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. We would love to meet all of your amazing creators, so drop by if you can!

    Please be sure to review all of the rules below before submitting your videos, and send any questions you have to We can't wait to see what creations you'll serve up this year. Good luck!

    The Rules
    Main Categories

    • Action / Adrenaline
      • Power, Intensity, Adventure
    • Drama / Theater
      • Suspense, Angst, Thriller
    • Fun / Upbeat
      • Whimsy, Energy, Swing
    • Sentiment / Feels
      • Passion, Nostalgia, Character
    • Comedy / Humor
      • Quirky, Silly, Outrageous

    Bonus Categories
    • Trailer
      • Film, Games, Teasers
    • TV Intro
      • Parody of TV Show Openings
    • Commercial
      • Short Advertising Spots
    Note: The final categories are subject to change depending on the amount and type of entries we receive

    Entry Guidelines

    Please review all of the guidelines. Contact us with any questions before submitting your entry.

    • Guidelines - All Entries
      • The majority of your entry's video content must consist of anime-styled or manga-styled sources. Consideration may be given to other sources that fit within the spirit of this event.
      • This is a PG-13 / TV-14 event. Excessive violence, coarse language, or adult situations/innuendo may lead to disqualification.
      • Must satisfy our technical standards
      • Must not have any corner watermark trademarks or logos
      • Must not have premiered online or participated in any public event prior to January 1, 2018
        • Bonus category entries are exempt from this rule

    • Guidelines - Main Categories
      • Up to 3 entries per creator or group
      • Duration: 1 minute minimum, 6 minutes maximum
      • Audio content must be primarily driven by music. No excessive dialog.
      • No unnecessary or excessive subtitles, text, or credits
        • Artistically relevant titles may be accepted
      • Multiple entries may be entered into the same category
        • Only 1 entry per category may advance to the finals. The judges and coordinator reserve the right to recategorize your entry where appropriate.

    • Guidelines - Bonus Categories
      • Up to 5 bonus entries per creator or group
        • These entries do not count against your main category maximum
      • Duration limits:
        • Trailer: 1 minute minimum, 3 minutes & 30 seconds maximum
        • TV Intro: 15 second minimum, 1 minute & 30 seconds maximum
        • Commercial: 15 second minimum, 1 minute maximum
      • Winners from these categories are determined by the judges. Trailers may be considered for Audience Choice.

    Technical Standards

    • Resolution: 640x480 minimum, 1920x1080 maximum
    • File Size: 300 megabytes maximum
    • Formats: MP4 (preferred), MOV, AVI, MKV or MPG
      • Windows Media Format (WMV) will not be accepted.
    • The following video technical flaws may be subject to disqualification depending on severity:
      • Interlacing
      • Incorrect, or squashed/stretched aspect ratios
      • Chunky/blocky video (often caused by low quality source or excessive data compression)
      • Extreme Banding (i.e. Color gradients caused by video re-compression)
    • The following audio technical flaws may be subject to disqualification depending on severity:
      • Audible distortion
      • Levels that are too high, overdriven, or clipped
      • Levels that are too low or inaudible
      • Audible discontinuities caused by flawed audio edits
      • Pitch-shifted or speed-adjusted audio (unless by obvious artistic necessity)

    Disqualification and Rejection

    Entries may be disqualified or rejected for any reason listed in these rules or for any reason not foreseen by these rules as deemed by the coordinators or staff volunteers. All entries will be screened prior to judging to test for playback and rules compliance.

    • Disqualified entries may be resubmitted at any time prior to the submission deadline with advised corrections.

    • Rejected entries may not be resubmitted. A rejection may result in a temporary or permanent ban from this event depending on severity.
    Your entry may be rejected for the following reasons (subject to change, not limited to...):

    • Plagiarism
      You may not submit another AMV creator's work as your own. You may not use another AMV creator's work, even partially, without explicit acknowledgement. All persons involved in an entry must be listed on the submission form at the time of submission, and all must give consent to participate in this event.

    • Dishonorable Behavior
      You may not engage in behavior that causes grief, harm, or in any way violates the rules of the convention with other creators, ALA attendees or ALA volunteer staff. This includes conduct on social media sites and private encounters.

    • Dishonesty
      You may not submit false, inaccurate or misleading information when submitting an entry or while discussing with the contest coordinator or ALA volunteer staff. This includes stating you have read all of the rules before submitting an entry.

    • Minimal Effort / Zero Edit Submissions
      You may not submit an entry that is deemed to have little to no editing of original sources.

    • Troll Submissions
      You may not submit an entry for malicious purposes towards anyone.


    All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm PST on Saturday, December 14, 2019. You must fill out the online submission form and include a working download link to your entry by this time.

    Entry Submission

    • Entries must be submitted digitally, no physical media of any kind will be accepted.
    • Please use an appropriate file sharing service like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
    • Please do not link to video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

    Submission Form: Anime Los Angeles 2020 - AMV Contest

    Last Year's Winners

    Contact Information

    Please email any questions, comments or concerns to:
  2. Yuusharo

    Yuusharo New Member

    Finalists Announced

    Greetings everyone,

    Let me begin by taking a moment to thank you for participating in this year's AMV Contest here at Anime Los Angeles. It is an honor each year to be given an opportunity to showcase all of these amazing works made by creators such as yourself.

    On behalf of Anime Los Angeles, all of the volunteer staff, and as a personal message from me, thank you. We would be no where without your continued support!

    After weeks of discussion and debate, our panel of judges have narrowed down the finalists for this year's AMV Contest.

    We are proud to present finalist entries from the following creators:

    Espresso Yourself
    PaNTSU oF d00m
    Silent Hero Studios
    The Negative 1
    Toon Addict Productions
    xSnowflakes and KaeldraicProductions

    The AMV Contest will take place this Thursday, January 9. If you would like to attend, please be sure to arrive when the doors open at 8pm. The contest will begin at 8:30pm.

    Winners for the AMV Contest will be announced during the Encore & Awards taking place on Saturday, January 11 beginning at noon PST. Winners will be announced in real time on Twitter using the hashtag: #AnimeLA16.

    Even if your name is not listed above, your AMV entry may still be played! We will once again highlight some of the best of the non-finalists and honorable mentions during our pre-show block on the main stage, and we will showcase many more during our AMV Programming all weekend long in the video room.

    Once again, thank you so much for being a part of this event. I hope to continue to see more works by you for years to come.

    Take care!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  3. Yuusharo

    Yuusharo New Member

    Winners Announced
    Finalist play order, winners in bold:

    Action / Adrenaline

    Bang Goes the Railgun (Silent Hero Studios)
    Duelists in Winter (Kirbygal)
    Slay Your Demons (Pikapwn)
    Manic Melody (BecauseImBored1)
    This Is How We Burn (Opner)
    Bending Inferno 2.0 (Rider4Z)

    Drama / Theater

    Dopamine (Kireblue)
    S E A R C H I N G (BleachShippu5678)
    Clover Dreams (Nekokitkat)
    Fly High (Rider4Z)
    Weaving Wounds (Xophilarus)
    The Tin Man's Journey (Speedy180)

    Fun / Upbeat

    Poppycockers (Mycathatesyou69)
    All Eyes On Me (MadMegatax)
    Bloom, Too (SliceofLife)
    KyoAniNoon (Toon Addict Productions)
    Lock and Key (UnluckyArtist)
    Carole's Poppin' Tuesday! (Nekokitkat)

    Sentiment / Feels

    Breakdown (TwigglyFiggly)
    Battle of Tsunshima (EnQuatre)
    Beyond the Unknown (Rider4Z)
    This is Us (xSnowflakes and KaeldraicProductions)
    The Stars, Misaligned (Espresso Yourself)
    Sad Piece (Sean.PNG)

    Comedy / Humor

    The Ouran Book Report (AquaSorceress)
    YIAYMV (ShizayaFanart)
    Diznee Presents: Kuroko’s Basketball (Pikapwn)

    Bonus Blocks (Played between categories)

    Block 1
    Kaguya Wants To Play A Game (of War) [Opner]
    Thank You For Your Alchemy (The Negative 1)

    Block 2
    Fizzy Water Juice (UnluckyArtist)
    Madoka and the Nutcracker Witch (Kireblue)

    Block 3
    thirsty II (MadMegatax)
    The Dark Soul Gem (Rider4Z)

    Block 4
    Bebe Doo, Where Are You! (drewaconclusion)
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Endgame (PaNTSU of d00m)

    Additional Awards

    Coordinator's Choice: "Beyond the Unknown" by Rider4Z
    Judges' Choice: "Madoka and the Nutcracker Witch" by Kireblue
    Audience Choice: "Diznee Presents: Kuroko’s Basketball" by Pikapwn


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