MomoCon is happy to screen some of the newest anime available in the US and Japan and some old favorites that are near and dear to the hearts of fans!
MomoCon is now accepting submissions for it’s 2018 AMV & V-MIX Competitions! The submission deadline is Monday, April 23rd, 2018 @ 11:59pm EST, and each AMV Contest finalist will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2018! The top video in each category will also receive a trophy and a $75 Cash Prize. We’re also giving $100 to the winner of the Coordinator’s Choice Award, and $500 to the Director’s Choice Award winner.
This year, MomoCon’s AMV Contest will be welcoming submissions that use all forms of animation! MomoCon also has a separate Video Remix (V-MIX) Competition that welcomes Live Action submissions, Cosplay Music Videos, and animated music videos that would either be ineligible or doesn’t fit into a AMV Contest category. V-MIX Competition winners will receive an award and a free membership to next year’s MomoCon (MomoCon 2019).
We’re encouraging editors to submit videos that match our 2018 theme of “Classic Movie Monsters”. All accepted submissions to either competition will be eligible to win “MomoCon’s 2018 Theme Award” and a $50 cash prize regardless of their genre, content, or whether or not they make finals. This award doesn’t have a designated category, and so participants will still need to determine the best fit category for their video if submitting it to the AMV Contest.
We’re also giving editors that submit to either competition the opportunity to participate in online voting for all 6 AMV Contest categories and the “Editors’ Choice” Award. About a week before the convention, each participant will be given a unique access code to vote for the videos that they’d like to win. For the “Editors’ Choice” Award, votes submitted by ballots at the convention will have a weighted value of 3x the value of votes submitted online. Editors are encouraged to attend the convention to submit their votes both online and in person.
The AMV contest is split into six categories. Entrants are allowed to select the best fit category for each of their submissions, but if our judges strongly disagree with the genre of a submitted video, it may be moved to a better fitting category. *The V-MIX Competition doesn’t have any categories, and so all videos submitted to it will be judged against every other submitted video. The AMV Contest categories are as follows:
The preferred file type is MP4, but we also accept AVI, MPEG-2, WMV, MKV and many more. We strongly discourage submitting QuickTime, DivX, Real Media or Flash Video.
We’ll select the top five videos from each category, and screen them during the convention. Finalists will be announced and notified via e-mail about a week after the submission deadline passes. During the AMV Contest screening (May 26th, 2018), MomoCon attendees will vote on which video they feel should win each individual category. Once the votes have been tailed, the winners will be announced at the contest screening and via twitter https://twitter.com/MomoConAMVs . The AMV contest will also be streamed LIVE on MomoCon’s twitch channel http://www.twitch.tv/team/momocon
In addition to the awards voted on by the audience, there will also be the following:
We’ll also be giving editors the opportunity to label themselves as a “rookie” or “novice” on their submission forms. By selecting these classifications, participants will become eligible to receive the “Best Rookie” or “Best Novice” awards which are meant to recognize the hard work of editors at different levels of experience. For the purpose of our judging, a “Novice” is someone who has been editing for a year or less, and has little to no prior experience in video editing. A “Rookie” is someone who may had prior experience in video editing, but has been editing for a year or less, or has never won a major category award in a contest (Best Action, Drama, Comedy, etc). Selecting either of thee options will not disqualify a participant from making finals or winning additional awards.
Unlike the AMV contest, there will be no finalists for the V-MIX Competition. After the submission deadline passes, our panel of judges will choose videos to receive specific awards that will be announced during the V-MIX Competition screening (May 27th, 2018).
Note: Our panel of judges consists of over a dozen members of MomoCon’s AMV and general volunteer staff. This includes various editors from AMV groups such as PixelBlended Studios, Chaotic Bad Raptor Studios, editors that aren’t affiliated with any group, and also non-editors. MomoCon does not show any bias or favoritism to any particular group or editor, and takes steps to ensure that each video is judged fairly.
Awards & Prizes:
|AMV Category Finalists||4 day Membership to MomoCon 2018|
|AMV Category Winners||$75 Cash Prize|
|Judges, Editors Choice||$50 Cash Prize|
|Theme Award||$50 Cash Prize|
|Coordinator Choice||$100 Cash Prize|
|Director Choice||$500 Cash Prize and GIANT TROPHY!|
|V-MIX Winners||4 day Membership to MomoCon 2019|
2018 AMV & V-MIX Submission Form
The form requires you to provide a download link of your video via a file sharing service like SendSpace. If using Google Drive or Dropbox, please ensure that the URL you send is a “shared” or “public” link. If your AMV is available for local download on A-M-V.org, you also have the option of instead providing a link to it’s video information page. Note: Youtube or ”streaming only” links will not be accepted.
If your video meets the necessary rules and requirements, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within 72 hours. Note: At any time, MomoCon reserves the right to not show or ultimately disqualify any video for any reason.
If you have any questions or comments about either contest, you can contact MomoCon’s AMV Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Place Trailer / Parody “Blades of Yuri” by BecauseImBored1
1st Place Action “Numinous” by MrNosec
1st Place Drama / Serious & Coordinator’s Choice “Colors” by Nekokitkat
1st Place Romance / Sentimental “My Songs & Stories” by Drabaz
1st Place Fun / Upbeat & Editor’s Choice “Money$hot” by MycathatesyouAMV
1st Place Comedy “Suicidal Tendencies” by Sailor Death
Judges Choice “Ambition” by Celia Phantomhive
Editors’ Choice & 1st Place Fun / Upbeat “Money$hot” by MycathatesyouAMV
Director’s Choice “Fiat Lux” by PieandBeer
Coordinator’s Choice & 1st Place Drama / Serious “Colors” by Nekokitkat
Best Production – “Party like a Russian” by Rintamasuunta Cosplay
Best Trailer – “OVERWATCHMAN” by shorisquared
Best Parody – “Desu Standing” by NoglasticNinja
Best Concept – “The Passing of Men” by ClefJ
Best Nostalgia – “Super Jiggy Bros” by drewaconclusion
Most Uplifting – “Soothing Sunlight” by Glitzer
Best Rhythm – “CTFO” by KeiichiFace
Best Mood – “Pyrrhic” by PieandBeer
Most Pleasantly Surprising – “Semi Charmed School Life” by Chaosprojects
Best Technical – “High Fantasy” by irriadin
Best Editing – “Cherry Bomb” by Shin
MomoCon 2017 Theme Award – Make Love, Not Explosions by Glitzer
Best Novice – “Forlorn Silence” by CrashAMV
Best Rookie – “Audacity” by pwcagal272
Best Up-and-coming Star – That’s so Pia