International AMV Competition

The International AMV competition will be held on Saturday. For the most up-to-date time & location, please check the schedule.

It is no longer possible to sign up for the International AMV competition.

These are the rules of the Abunai! 2024 International Anime Music Video Competition. In this AMV competition, we welcome international competitors and competitors residing in the Netherlands.

You can enter with a total of three AMVs in any of the following categories:

  • Action/Adventure; Exciting, adventurous and dynamic.
  • Comedy/Parody; Funny, amusing and quirky.
  • Conceptual; Artistic concepts, creative ideas or aesthetically pleasing visuals.
  • Drama/Romance; Give us all the feels, sadness, happiness and anything in between
  • Upbeat/Fun; Makes you smile, get up and dance, good vibes all the way!

You do not need to be physically present at this competition. You also do not need a valid Abunai! 2024 ticket in order to enter.

If you have any questions, please contact the AMV Netherlands team by sending an e-mail to Please be sure to consult the FAQ, where oft-expressed concerns are addressed, before contacting us.

Submission Rules

  • The submission deadline is Sunday, the 16th of June 2024 at 23:59:59.
  • Do NOT submit any videos that have been submitted to Abunai! AMVs contests previously. We would like to keep the contest fresh, so if you’ve sent it before please don’t send it again.
  • You can enter the International AMV Competition and AMV Competition with different entries. You are not allowed to enter both competitions with the same AMV.
  • You can enter this competition with a total of three AMVs in any of the following categories: action/adventure, comedy/parody, conceptual, drama/romance and upbeat/fun.
  • When entering two AMVs into the same category and you qualify for the finals only one AMV will be shown in this particular category.
  • All submitted AMVs must have been finished or premiered after the 11th of June 2023.
  • Please note that Abunai! staff and sponsors are not eligible for entry. Your entry will be denied.

Video Rules

  • Title bumper/credits are NOT allowed. If you submit an AMV with a title bumper or credits we will request you submit a clean version. A title card will be added by us for the convention.
  • “Special thanks” screens are allowed, but cannot include material from sources.
  • Sources you are allowed to use in your AMV are as follows: Anime, Manga, (fan)art and game footage (as long as it follows the rule below). There is no limit to the number of sources you are allowed to use. 
  • Usage of non-Japanese sources is allowed as long as it is similar to an anime style. If you are unsure whether your source is allowed or not, you can check by contacting AMV Netherlands through e-mail.
  • We do not allow AI-generated content. We do however allow the usage of AI to upscale media in case you would like to upscale an old anime.
  • We recommend the following resolutions: 1280x720p or 1920x1080p. Other resolutions will be accepted but we cannot guarantee they can be displayed in their full quality.
  • The maximum length is five minutes (excluding intro/outro), but shorter entries (about three minutes in length) are preferred.
  • A multi-editor project is allowed.
  • The preferred file type is MP4. Other file types may be rejected.
  • Excessive violence, graphic depictions of blood and injuries, gore, nudity and/or other content not suitable for minors is not allowed. If you wish to make an AMV with this kind of content you’re more than welcome to join our 18+ AMV Competition
  • Logos, subtitles and watermarks from sources are not allowed. You are allowed to add subtitles or texts to your AMV.
  • Frame blending which resembles ghosting in your entry, (example: ) can badly affect the general score to the point of disqualification if used excessively.  
  • Allowed frame rates are as follows: 23.976/24 fps, 29.97/30 fps, or 59.97/60 fps.

Audio Rules

  • Audio can be of any source and in any language
  • Minimum audio quality is 192kb/s MP3
  • Vulgar language or language otherwise not suitable for minors is not allowed.

(These rules are subject to change.)

Submitting Your AMV

You can sign-up through the official form. You can find the sign-up form here: Sign-up form International AMV Competition (

  • The AMV filename should be named as follows: (nick)name – title of the video.extension, for example: Kitsune – My First AMV.mp4.
  • For uploading your AMV we recommend the following:
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • Mega

If any of the information required is missing, your sign-up will be rejected. We will notify you if your sign-up form has been received.

Last Year’s Winners

Action Winner: Hail The Furious Dead by SilkAMV

Drama/Romance Winner: Big Mood by Moonpie

Dance/Fun Winner: Irregular Nation II by Lightning

Best of Show & Comedy Winner: The Neckst Episode by Sayoria

Conceptual Winner: Cyberpunk Ressurections by Rider4Z

All 2023 Finalists IN 1 Playlist: