Anime Frontier is thrilled to present our second annual AMV contest!

AMVs selected for our contest will be presented at our AMV Contest at this year’s Anime Frontier, with winners announced the following Sunday, December 4th. Exact screening times will be published with the programming schedule.

Anime Frontier submissions are now closed. You will hear back on the status of your AMV by the latest November 14th, 2022.

Finalists and judges will be given one (1) complimentary three-day badge if they are chosen.


Each video submitted must fall into one of the following categories:

*NEW* Trailer

  • AMVs set to parody or otherwise utilize commercials, trailers, or other promotional media as the audio source for the video


  • Videos that center on fast paced scenes and exhilarating moments in animation.


  • Videos that focus on more emotional sentiments such as romance, platonic expression, character growth, etc.


  • Videos that focus on more serious or thrilling moods and stories.


  • Videos that make us laugh.



Deadline: November 5th, 2022 11:59pm CT.

AMVs must not be presented before December 2nd 2020.

A participant has the ability to submit at max two AMVs to two different categories. An editor may enter a third video if and only if one of those 3 videos are submitted to comedy or trailer.

All submissions must be made over a cloud-based file sharing service that is accessible to the public (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) YouTube or “streaming only” links will not be accepted.

We do not accept submissions via physical media.

Finalists and judges will be given one (1) complimentary three-day badge if they are chosen.


Minimum video length is 1 minute and 30 seconds, excluding the trailer and AMV

Maximum time allotment, no matter the category is 5 minutes

Videos should not contain (1) watermarks, (2) TV logos, (3) studio bumpers, (4) credits or texts that are unnecessary to the content or context of the video. Videos will be reviewed and discretion will be utilized on a case by case basis. Furthermore, credits that are separate from the video duration will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Videos should also not contain subtitles that were not created by the editor.

Entries should be of reasonable video and audio quality. Videos that have a resolution and frame rate less than 480p and 23.976fps may be disqualified.

Except for trailer/commercial-style videos, the audio of each entry should be mostly music.

Videos must be in a format that can be read by VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic.

Files sizes should be kept small. Please keep files to be at max 2 GB.


Videos should consist of clips edited solely by the entrant(s) or group listed on the entry form. Entries found to have been plagiarized from other AMVs may result in disqualification and/or non-eligibility for future AMV events.

In the case of collabs, MEPs, or videos edited by multiple people, each participant and a group name, when needed, must be listed on the submission form.

Video submission limits

  • To the AMV contest, a participant or participant(s) may only enter in a max of two videos, unless the participant(s) submits to the trailer or comedy category, in which the participant is allowed to send 3 AMVs. If a participant has entered along with another set of participants in an MEP or collaboration, that participant is only allowed to submit one other video (in either a solo work or another collaboration).


Videos should not contain excessive violence, language, or content that would place it above a PG-13 rating. AMVs are allowed at max 1-2 curse words, however racial slurs and other derogatory language aimed to denigrate or unfairly harass others is barred from the contest.

  • Nudity, sexual content, or excessive gore/violence will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but will usually get you disqualified.

All video editing and concepts must be your own.


All videos must be submitted digitally via our application form. Submissions received in any other way will be disqualified. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox are free, easy to use, and highly recommended, but please ensure that the URL you provide is a “shared” or “public” link. If your AMV is available for local download on, you also have the option of instead providing a link to its video information page.


During the AMV screening at Anime Frontier, our audience will vote for their favorites. Only AMVs that received top ratings from our judges will be screened at Anime Frontier. For that reason, attendance to a convention is not required to enter its competition, and will not improve your odds of winning or making finals.