Animefest 2011 AMV contest rules


  • Action/UpBeat
  • Drama/Romance
  • Comedy/Parody

Every contestant can enlist at most one AMV in each category from those listed above (AMV can consist of more independent parts). While enlisting the AMV, contestant should specify which category he/she enlists his/her AMV in. Organisers reserve the privilege to reassign the category.

Following prizes will be awarded:

  • Best AMV of AnimeFest - awarded to AMV with most votes from audience across categories
  • Best AMV in "Action/UpBeat" category - awarded by votes from audience
  • Best AMV in "Drama/Romance" category - awarded by votes from audience
  • Best AMV in "Comedy/Parody" category - awarded by votes from audience
  • Animefest portal award - (for Czech authors only) awarder by votes from portal users
  • Jury Award
  • Jury Award for personal improvement - (for Czech authors only) awarded to author who shows radical improvement from last year or created an extraordinary AMV above levels of common AMV production

Basic rules

Technical rules

  • Enlisted AMV must be at least 1 minute long (without credits) but not longer than 5 minutes. AMV must consist of video and sound track.
  • Enlisted AMV must not have subtitles or logos in picture or have picture deformed, if it's not authors intention
  • Enlisted AMV must consist of at least 70% of scenes from anime or manga. All used video sources must have a record on ANN encyclopedia.
  • Enlisted AMV must not use other AMV as a source.
  • Size of submitted file should not exceed 200MB


  • Video resolution should be 640x360 pixels at least but not more than 1920x1080.
  • Suggested video containers: AVI, MPEG, MKV, MP4
  • Video containers WMV and MOV are allowed but not suggested due to possible issues with playing.
  • Allowed video codecs:  Xvid, DivX, H.264, H.263, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, Windows Media Video
  • Video frame-rate should be at least 23,976 FPS


  • Allowed audio codecs: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, ACC
  • Suggested sampling rate: at least 44,1 kHz @ 16 bit


  • AMV must contain credits with following: Authors name or nickname, used song (name and author), video sources (list of all used animes and mangas)
  • Contestants should provide two versions of their AMV - one complete and one anonymous - without author's name. Anonymous version will be screened during the contest.