AMV Competition

These are the rules for the 2020 edition of the Abunai! Anime Music Video Competition.

This AMV competition is open to residents in the Netherlands. If you reside outside of the Netherlands, please participate in our International AMV Competition.

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

Submission Rules

  • This is a local AMV Competition. You have to live in the Netherlands and be in possession of a valid Abunai! 2020 ticket to sign up for this competition. You have to be a visitor (this includes guests and volunteers) for at least one day of the convention to participate in the competition.
  • 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.
  • The submission deadline is Sunday, the 26th of July 2020 at 23:59:59.
  • You do not have to be present at the competition, though it’s highly preferred that you are.
  • You can enter this competition with one AMV. You are not allowed to submit multiple entries.
  • Your AMV has to be created for this competition specifically. It is not allowed to enter an AMV that has been publicly shown before. This includes but is not limited to: competitions, usage in a workshop, publication on YouTube or similar video services. We do allow your AMV if it was shown at small private screenings to your closest friends or family for feedback purposes.

Video Rules

  • Sources you are allowed to use in your AMV are as follows: Anime, Manga, (fan)art and game footage (the game must be of Japanese origin). There is no limit to the number of sources you are allowed to use. Usage of non-Japanese sources is allowed in moderation. If you are unsure whether your source is allowed or not, you can check by contacting our AMV team through e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Maximum length is five minutes (excluding intro/outro).
  • A multi-editor project is allowed.
  • 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.
  • The maximum file size is 500MB.
  • The preferred file type is MP4. Other file types may be rejected.
  • Excessive violence, gore, and/or other content not suitable for minors is not allowed.
  • 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: http://amvnews.ru/images/news/mistakes/04.jpg ) can badly affect the general score to the point of disqualification if used excessively.  
  • Allowed framerates 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 192 kb/s MP3.
  • Vulgar language or language otherwise not suitable for minors is not allowed.

Submitting Your AMV

You can sign-up through the official form. You find the sign-up form here: Sign-up form AMV Competition (https://forms.gle/ULFN5fAVc1hGSgQTA).

  • 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.