This year, AMV-France brings back an old contest from the distant past... A contest tied with no offline event, a contest which only takes place on the net and which was formerly attractive thanks to some of his particular rules... Here is the comeback of the Online Contest.
Why Rebirth? Because it has been put aside since the second edition and no news ever since. But today, AMV-France gives it a new youth to offer more challenge and to finally offer a pure ONLINE contest. Forget Japan Expo for a bit please.
. No theme will be imposed, let your imagination run freely
. The video's length cannot be under 2min
. The video must be made exclusively for this contest
. The following containers are allowed: .avi, .mp4, .mkv
. Your amv cannot exceed 500Mo unless there is a valid reason
. Your amv cannot feature logo, subtitles and such (unless it is part of the video's concept)
. Your amv cannot feature any intro or outro
You read well, neither intro, neither outro, neither any hint which could reveal who made this amv. This contest is supposed to be anonymous. You read well again, COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. Thus, nobody will be able to say the name had a role, because the judges will not know who made what. However, the reverse holds true, the contestants will not know who the judges are either, why can't they be anonymous too? Any amv featuring an intro, outro or hints about its author will simply be disqualified.
. Contestants can send one amv and one MEP
You have more freedom because you are not limited to only one amv by person but you can also send an amv and a MEP. Each editor will be able to enter twice at most. People taking part in a MEP, even if they did not send it themselves, will still be accounted as a double participation to avoid any abuse. The MEP must also be an exclusivity.
. The amvs must not be uploaded publicly online before the end of the contest
First, because that would ruin the anonymity, but moreover we will show the creditless versions ourselves through the AMV-France website. You will then be able to see them without having to wait for the end of the contest and the results. And it might be fun to see who guessed the right editors at the end!
. The deadline is October 31th 2015
◄ Other Information
The diffusion of the amvs will be continuous with 2 or 3 amvs per day. It will start when enough amvs are sent. If the number of videos fails to reach our expectations, the diffusion will consist of only 1 or 2 amvs per day. We will use an exclusive YouTube channel dedicated only to the Online Contest. The top 5 will be uploaded (with credits, of course) on the AMV-France channel, from 5th to 1st place.
There will be 3 to 5 judges maximum, depending on the volunteers. Besides, you will send your amv to the host of the contest, i.e. Cross, because he will be the one to upload the amvs/MEPs on YouTube (he will neither take part in the contest, nor be a judge). Moreover, a viewer's prize will be awarded to the video with the most "likes" on YouTube.