The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on Friday, June 28, 2013. Unless prior arrangements have been made, all uploads must be completed by this time.
The Florida Supercon Anime Music Video contest operates under the direction of The Video Art Track. Rules and schedules are subject to change without notice. By submitting a video, the video editor grants Florida Supercon and The Video Art Track and their designees permission to exhibit and distribute their work. The video editor otherwise retains all rights and responsibilities relating to their work. All other rights involved remain with the original rights-holder.
Artistic Rule #1: Content inappropriate for an “R″ rating in the United States will be censored, up to and including exclusion from exhibition at Florida Supercon. Generally this means that any nudity and foul language must be brief and non-sexual in nature. This applies both to video and audio content. For audio content, when in doubt we ask you to prefer a “Radio Edit” over an “Explicit Lyrics” version of a song.
Artistic Rule #2: This contest is an Anime Music Video contest. Every video submitted must PROMINENTLY FEATURE animated source material produced for the Japanese market as either the sole source of material for the video, or as the dominant artistic focus of the work.
Artistic Rule #3: This is an Anime Music Video contest. Every video submitted should be set to music. We do also allow “trailer” submissions using audio from motion picture trailers. You may edit your audio for content and/or duration. Entries may be from 1 to 6 minutes in length.
Videos should not have lengthy “studio” bumpers. Your video should start and end with the primary artistic content of your submission. Brief studio identification (a few seconds) is acceptable at the start of your video. A brief (again, a few seconds) dedication at the start or end is also acceptable. “Production credit” rolls are strongly discouraged. Because of time constraints, bumpers are likely to be trimmed from exhibition.
The recommended duration of a video is 2 minutes 42 seconds.
We’ll screen videos recognized by the judges, and time permitting, other submissions, during our awards show. The order of presentation is decided by the judges.
Judging will be held in advance of the convention, conducted by staff members and experienced fan Anime Music Video editors. The judges’ deliberations are private and final.
Judges will present an award for Best of Show, and may present awards for the traditional genres of Best Action, Best Comedy, Best Drama and Best Romance. Judges may also present additional awards at their discretion.
Categories and Awards included here are guidelines only, and may be added, changed or eliminated. Awards have no significant cash value. Awards may, indeed, have no tangible value whatsoever.
Anyone may submit a video to this contest. Any submitted video conforming to these rules may be awarded recognition by the judges.
Only attendees of Florida Supercon are eligible for any physical prizes, which must be picked up in person at the awards show. A Florida Supercon membership and badge is required to attend the awards show. Physical awards will only be released in person to the primary point of contact when registering your video upload.
Submission Rules and Technical Requirements
All entries must be registered online at our website, here. If you are part of a multi-person group who created the files, please submit the file once on the account of the person who will serve as the primary point of contact.
You may upload your video directly to our website by using the file upload controls on the submission form. You can also upload your video to animemusicvideos.org or your own website. Just include download URL or animemusicvideos.org page of your video, instead of uploading it with your registration.
(a) MPEG-4 in the MPEG-4 (*.mp4) container is the exclusive accepted video format.
(b) Please review the entire video for quality, aspect ratio and, most important, timing errors before submitting.
(c) It is strongly recommended you include 1 second of silence and black before and after the video.
(d) Please do not interlace video.
(e) Do not submit a video and its respective audio as two individual files.
We do not accept WMV, AVI, MOV, MKV or any other video formats.
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder available for OSX, Windows and Ubuntu. It is available at http://handbrake.fr/.
If you are not familiar with encoding MPEG-4 video, you may be able to use HandBrake’s default settings and built-in profiles to convert your video. Please keep in mind that this may introduce artifacts or other issues into your video. Please review the entire output for quality, aspect ratio and, most important, timing errors before submitting you video.
We recommend using the “Apple Universal” profile, the “Regular Normal” profile, or the “Regular High Profile” built-in profiles, in that order.
Thank you for submitting your videos, and good luck!