Otafest 2019 - AMV Contest

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  1. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Otafest’s AMV Contest is back and open to everyone who wants to submit an AMV video into competition.
    You do not need to be present at the event to enter, but attendance is always encouraged when possible.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 5, 2019

    Quick Rules Summary:
    • 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, credits, references to other contests or text that is unnecessary to the concept.
    • Must not have premiered before September 1, 2018.
    • 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.

    Special Awards
    - Up to a total of 8 special awards 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

    Awards and prizes will be given out at the event, however If you are unable to attend the festival and you win something, you will be notified after the event by email. Your mailing address will then be requested so that any awards and prizes may be sent to you.

    Good Luck and we look forward to more amazing videos!

    Vlad G Pohnert
    Otafest 2019 AMV Coordinator
  2. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator


    Here is the list of finalists. Congratulation to to everyone that made it to the finals as judging was very tough with so many outstanding entries. Finalists are listed by Editor's Credit Name

    The contest is scheduled to start at 9:00 pm on Saturday night in Main Events! Accepted Non-Finalists will be played in the AMV Room on Sunday from 10:00 am. Winners will be announced and played on Sunday at 2:30 pm in Main Events

    Auto AMVs
    Bennett Katz
    Cirera (Tsunderbird Studios)
    James Blond
    King Redeem
    Maboroshi Studio
    MadMegatax (2X)
    Opner (2X)
    Salt AMV
    Sean.PNG (2X)
    SOLO MVs
    Tasha Livingstone (Otaku Lounge Productions)
    Will (2X)
    Xophilarus and ShinAMV
    Yue Li

    Vlad G Pohnert
    Otafest 2019 AMV Coordinator
  3. Vlad

    Vlad Member AMV Contest Coordinator


    It was a great contest and we had comments from the audience that it was tough to decide their favorite. Thanks to everyone that entered.

    Spookiest Trailer Award
    "The Wolves of Hill House" by Tasha Livingstone (Otaku Lounge Productions) (The Haunting of Hill House Trailer to Wolf Children)

    The Internet Is Weird Award
    "YIAYMV" by Bennett Katz (We Wrote an Anime Theme Song by Jacksfilms to Various)

    The Get Up and Dance Award
    "Sugar Hips" by Shin (Body Talks by The Struts ft. Kesha to Welcome to the Ballroom)

    The Cleanest Hero Award
    "Plus Ultra Bodywash" by Maboroshi Studio (Old Spice Commerical to My Hero Academia)

    Pacific Coast Highway Award (Awarded by Rizer 4Z)
    "A New Light" by UnluckyArtist (New Light by John Mayer to Fireworks)

    Judges’ 3rd Place
    "Into The Cyber-Verse" by Ileia (What's Up Danger by Blackway & Black Caviar to Ghost In The Shell (Various))

    Judges' 2nd Place & Can’t Sleep, Clowns will Eat Me Award
    "Pachyderm Panic" by drewaconclusion (Pink Elephants on Parade by Disney Studio Chorus to Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

    Judges' 1st Place & A Brush of Color Award
    "Happy Little Clouds" by Glitzer (Bob Ross Remixed by Melodysheep to Various)

    Audience Favorite 3rd Place
    "KonoSuba Rhapsody" by Opner (Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen to KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World!)

    Audience Favorite 2nd Place
    "Bury A Friend" by mtagstyle (Bury A Friend by Billie Eilish to Tokyo Ghoul
    ,Tokyo Ghoul Root & Tokyo Ghoul Re)"

    Audience Favorite 1st Place & The Rural Albertan’s Seal of Approval Award
    "Girls und Chevy" by Showtime (Truck Got Stuck by Corb Lund to Girls und Panzer)

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