Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED!

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Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED!

Post by LantisEscudo » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:49 pm

Hey, everyone!

I'm happy to announce that Anime Boston 2016's AMV Contest is now open for entries!

You can find the rules here. Please check out the FAQ as well.

To highlight the changes we've made for this year:
  • New Category - There is a new Trailer/Commercial category for original and parody movie trailers, commercials, and opening sequences.
  • New Award - We've added a Coordinator's Choice award, which is open to all submitted entries, not just finalists
  • Collections of shorts no longer allowed - "AMV Hell" style entries are no longer accepted for competition
  • Shorter freshness period - The freshness period has been shortened to one year (from two years)
The submission deadline is 11:59PM Eastern on February 13th, 2016.

We look forward to all of your entries, and wish everyone the best of luck!
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by thetoddfather » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:03 am

Just to clarify, we are still only allowed two entries, even if submitting into the new trailer category. If it doesn't have enough entires they get rolled into other.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by LantisEscudo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:22 am

thetoddfather wrote:Just to clarify, we are still only allowed two entries, even if submitting into the new trailer category. If it doesn't have enough entires they get rolled into other.
That's correct.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by LantisEscudo » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:18 pm

Just a heads up to everyone, I'm going to be out of the country until December 5th, so I won't be able to respond to questions or send confirmation emails until I'm back.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by Darth Cinema » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:53 pm

Question, youtube watermarks are a no go for the contest either? or is that limited to TV watermarks.

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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by Aidan2 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:30 pm

Darth Cinema wrote:Question, youtube watermarks are a no go for the contest either? or is that limited to TV watermarks.
Stepping out of my lane here but i'm safe with this one.

The rules apply to every video submitted. When it says no watermarks it means no watermarks of any shape or form no matter their source. Having been a prescreener, and knowing most of them, They will find it, Do not try to cover it up or crop around it, they will find it.

Also do yourself a favor and use a good source for your AMV, Youtube and every other online distribution point is not a good resource for high quality content.

Find a Blu-Ray/DVD and buy it. Support the industry.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by LantisEscudo » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:32 pm

Darth Cinema wrote:Question, youtube watermarks are a no go for the contest either? or is that limited to TV watermarks.
Correct. Any form of watermark, no matter the source, is an automatic disqualification. Blurred/feathered watermarks also count.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES, Submission error

Post by chibimike87 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:31 pm

When i went to submit it reads Error file extension. How can I fix this so my Video submits?
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES, Submission error

Post by LantisEscudo » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:33 am

chibimike87 wrote:When i went to submit it reads Error file extension. How can I fix this so my Video submits?
Thank you
What file extension does your file have? The form accepts asf, asx, avi, dv, dvx, flv, m2t, mkv, mov, mp4, mpg, mpeg, ogm, rm, swf, vob, and wmv.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by chibimike87 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:47 pm

my file extension is .mp4

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Post by LantisEscudo » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:51 pm

chibimike87 wrote:my file extension is .mp4
That's odd, then; we've received several files already that use .mp4. I'd suggest checking and making sure that that's the actual extension, especially if you have extensions hidden on your OS. You also might check if you have a space between the dot and the extension.

If that's still not working, send me a PM and I'll look further into it.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by chibimike87 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:07 pm

hey,
I still can't get it to send....No idea what I'm doing wrong.

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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by BasharOfTheAges » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:55 am

chibimike87 wrote:hey,
I still can't get it to send....No idea what I'm doing wrong.
Complete guess on my part, but how large is the file?
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Post by keiichiface » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:40 pm

Any word on the dinner yet? I know it's super ahead of time, but still curious.
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Post by otakuforlife » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:45 pm

Actually with the con approaching quickly, I was just starting the ground work for it.
Seems like people want it at Kings this year on convention Thursday..
Making phone calls and counting heads soon, no worries.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - ONE MONTH LEFT

Post by LantisEscudo » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:42 pm

Hey, everyone,

Just a quick reminder that there is one month left until the submission deadline for the AMV Contest!

We've gotten a bunch of excellent videos already, but we can always use more.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted so far, and we look forward to all the videos that will be coming in over the next month.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - ONE MONTH LEFT

Post by Pint_Sized25 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:27 am

I am so nervous to see if mine get chosen or not. The suspense of waiting another month is killing me XD

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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - TWO WEEKS LEFT

Post by LantisEscudo » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:57 pm

Hey, Everyone!

Just a quick reminder that the deadline is only two weeks away!

We've got a lot of entries so far, but we're still low on Fun/Comedy and Other videos.

Thanks to everyone who's submitted so far!

And the rules for our Hentai AMV contest have gone up now, so please check that out as well!
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - TWO WEEKS LEFT

Post by Yukito Kunisaki » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:59 pm

No chance for an extension, is there? Been so much going on these past few weeks. (Had (dominant) arm surgery, grandmother was put in a home, school started and already being walloped with work and going back to work in a couple of days)

I know it sounds selfish, but I hope it is possible with others needing time too. It's been a Hell of a last month. If it isn't possible, that's fine, but I figured I'd put my bid down on a request.

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Post by LantisEscudo » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:11 pm

Yukito Kunisaki wrote:No chance for an extension, is there? Been so much going on these past few weeks. (Had (dominant) arm surgery, grandmother was put in a home, school started and already being walloped with work and going back to work in a couple of days)

I know it sounds selfish, but I hope it is possible with others needing time too. It's been a Hell of a last month. If it isn't possible, that's fine, but I figured I'd put my bid down on a request.
I'm sorry to say that offering extensions this year is difficult, since the prescreening date is already set and there isn't much time between the current deadline and the screening.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - TWO WEEKS LEFT

Post by LantisEscudo » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:11 am

Hey, everyone!

We're down to the last day! If you haven't filled out the form and uploaded yet, get cracking! There's less than 24 hours left to do so!

If you uploaded your video in the last day and haven't seen a confirmation email yet, I'll be verifying your entry in the morning and you should see the email come in then.

If you uploaded longer ago than that and haven't seen the email, send me a PM or an email through the Contact Form and I'll check what's up.

To everyone that's already submitted, thank you! We have a ton of great videos so far, and it's looking like we're going to have an amazing contest this year.
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest -DEADLINE TONIGHT!

Post by DragonRoy » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:38 pm

AMV now Submitted :D :D Now Time To Hope For The Best
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED!

Post by LantisEscudo » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:33 am

And that's the final horn!

We've reached the deadline, and entries are now closed.

We set a new record for the number of entries this year, crossing the 200 mark for the first time. I'll be posting final numbers and category breakdowns after the prescreening.

The prescreening is set to be done next weekend, so editors can expect to see finalist notifications go out on Monday or Tuesday (Feb. 22-23), depending on how long it takes to tabulate all the results.

Thank you, everyone, for all your entries! Best of luck in the contest!
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Re: Anime Boston 2016 AMV Contest - ENTRIES CLOSED!

Post by Yukito Kunisaki » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:03 am

Wow, awesome. I feel my fire actually burning out personally. MIGHT be my last year submitting. Hardly made it this year and been so busy to boot. Who knows though, we will see.

Anywho, for the guess.....

I am going to say 209.

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