OTAFEST 2018 AMV Contest

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  1. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Back again is Otafest's AMV Contest. This year Otafest 2018 is Celebrating it's 20th Anniversary!

    Otafest take's place in Calgary's Convention Center on May 18 to 20, 2018

    Rules and submission forms can be found HERE
    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 6, 2018

    Quick Rules Summary:
    • AMVs: Must be longer than 74 sec., shorter than 6 min.
    • Trailers, Commercials or Intros: Must be longer than 29 sec., shorter than 3.5 min.
    • No more than 2 entries per person/group.
    • No subtitles, watermarks, logos, text, or credits.
    • Must not have premiered before September 1, 2017.
    • 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

    THIS Contest has no categories and awards are as follows:

    Special Awards
    • Up to a total of 8 special awards (with "special" titles) will be given out.

    Judges’ Top Awards
    • 1st Place (Best in Show), 2nd Place, and 3rd Place

    Audience Favorite Awards
    • 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place

    Vlad G Pohnert
    Otafest 2018 AMV Coordinator
  2. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Just under 2 weeks left, get those entries in!

  3. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator


    Here is the list of finalists (By Credit Name):

    AntaresHeart07 (2X)
    CatGirl Research Society
    Cirera (Tsunderbird Studios)
    Gina Nelson (2X)
    Glitzer and Obsidian Zero
    Howl Works
    Iren S.S.
    MinetChan (2X)
    PaNTSU oF d00m
    PieandBeer (Tsunderbird Studios)
    Rider4Z (2X)
    shorisquared (2X)
    Tasha Livingstone
    TheDestineeAMV (2X)


  4. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator


    Here is the list of Winners.
    The contest was fantastic this year and the audience loved it!
    I will be contacting all the winners and confirming their address so the awards and prizes can be send out.

    Don’t Let Your Memes be Dreams Award
    'Desu Circulation' by Cirera (Tsunderbird Studios) [Everybody's Circulation by TMABird to Various]

    Most Theatrical Award
    'New Star' by GloryQuestor [The Greatest Show by The Greatest Showman Movie Cast to Kaleido Star]

    Most Nostalgic Award
    Galactic Girl' by SOGESNAKE [Atomic Betty Intro to Space Patrol Luluco]

    This Ice Dance Can Move Mountains Award
    'The Beat I Drum - Anthem on Ice' by SyncopatedID [This is Me by Keela Settle to Yuri on Ice]

    Failed First Dates Award
    'Conquer Your Girl' by AntaresHeart07 [Feel So Good by BAP to Various]

    The Your Name Is (Not) Alone Award
    'Your Name 1.11' by CatGirl Research Society [Zen Zen Zense by Radwimps to Your Name & Evangelion 1.11]

    Judges’ 3rd Place & Audience Favorite 3rd Place & The "Tears Just Wont Stop!!" Award
    'Familiar' by shorisquared [When She Loved Me by Sarah McLachlan to She and Her Cat: Everything Flows]

    Audience Favorite 2nd Place & Most Touching Video Award
    'The Greatest Gift' by Rider4Z [A Thousand Years by Christina Perri to Various]

    Judges' 2nd Place
    'Bullets Rain Noir' by Rider4Z [Believer by Imagine Dragons to Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone]

    Audience Favorite 1st Place
    IT-otoro' by Gina Nelson [IT (2017) Trailer to My Neighbor Totoro]

    Judges' 1st Place (Best in Show)
    'SPF (Stereotypical Party Filler)' by Gina Nelson [Cake by the Ocean by DNCE to Various]

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