SacAnime AMV Contest Info:

The SacAnime AMV Contest will take place both Friday and Saturday night in the “Panels A” room. Come laugh, cry, or “awwww” at the great entries from our talented contestants, then fill out your ballot to vote for the winners! If you are interested in submitting an AMV, please be sure to read through all of the rules and submission guidelines.

General Guidelines

There are two types of AMVs we will be accepting: Competition: Videos submitted for consideration of an award. Competition entries may only be submitted by SacAnime attendees with any badge. (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and/or Weekend badges.

Exhibition: Videos submitted only to be played for the audience, but not considered for an award.

  • Submitting a video does not necessarily guarantee that it will be played during the AMV Contest show. We will be attempting to show all videos submitted, However, priority is given to Competition entries, and if we are running short on time, Exhibition entries will be cut first.
  • We are aware that mistakes can be made, both on the editor’s end and our own. Be sure you have given yourself enough time to be able to work with us to correct any such mistakes before the con begins by not waiting until the last minute to submit your video.


AMV Contest Rules:

Changes have been made to the AMV rules which are posted on the AMV Contest page.

  • For “Competition” entries, you must be a registered attendee of SacAnime. Can have any badge to enter the competition. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, &/or weekend badge to be eligible for a prize.
  • You may submit up to THREE (3) videos to this contest.
  • Each video may be up to five minutes in length.
  • Have the video format be WMV or MP4. AVI is fine, but it will have lower quality.
  • No live action. Has to be a type of animation and/or gaming. PG-13 rating.
  • Editors can NOT use clips from other people’s AMVs. If the AMV staff finds a video that uses clips from another amv it will be disqualified.
  • Any animated clips can be used in the competition, i.e. anime, cartoon, video game etc. Fan art or animation can be used as well, however to be entered into the competition an editor must ask the artist permission if they can use their work. To prove this the editor must email a screen shots of asking the artist if they can use their work in a competition where they could potential win money from and the artist’s response. Without screen shots or other word from the artist the video can only be entered into exhibition. Fan art/animation are allowed to have their original watermarks in the competition.
  • No vulgar language, extreme violence, or extreme sexual themes. We do understand that this is a an anime con, and some artistic content will be permitted, but the AMV staff reserve the right to disqualify any video they deem in poor taste. If you unsure if your video qualifies please email to check.
  • Do not include title bumpers to your videos. Title bumpers are anything before or anything after the video itself that says what the video is, or who made it. We will be adding uniform title bumpers to each video shown in the contest. If your video is submitted with a title bumper, we will ask you to resubmit the video without the bumper. We are not responsible for late entries due to re-editing time.
  • Do not submit any videos that includes subtitles or other logos, not associated with the video. (I.E. no subtitles unless it is important to the video and no Cartoon Network/Disney/TV Tokyo logos etc.),
  • No videos entered into a previous SacAnime AMV contest are allowed to be entered again.
  • The AMV Contest will last roughly 2 hours. If we receive multiple videos after the two hour mark because the website doesn’t close off entries quick enough, editors will be contacted to see if they would like their videos entered into the next SacAnime competition.

SacAnime AMV staff reserves the right to make changes to these rules at any time.

Video Formats We would prefer that your file arrives as either a WMV or MP4. AVI is fine, but it will have lower quality. If you choose to select a format that is different from the two listed please send us an e-mail at to confirm that it will work with our system. We can convert several types of formats such as .WMV and others, but we prefer that you handle the conversion yourself so you are happy with the quality output. We have a lot of hard drive space available, so please do not be afraid to send us the best quality video you have. We are projecting on large screens and want your video to look good as much as you do. Also, please if possible, have the video name written in the file name when submitting a video. We take a great deal of care to match up the correct video with the correct editor, but with over a hundred entries, it can be hard to distinguish files when they all read (narutoAMV.mpg) or (FFXvid.avi)


When submitting a video you will choose what category your video belongs in. Typically the competition will be separated by categories but if there is not enough videos in one category it will be combined with another. If a video does not seem like it is in the correct category it will be moved to the appropriate category and the editor will be emailed about this change.
Action: Fast paced videos usually showing adventure, action, or horror anime
Drama: Slower videos that show usually show more sadder or serious situations
Comedy: Make the crowd laugh using hilarious anime or music
Romance: Videos with romantic interests or love stories
Fun: Something fun to watch that doesn’t really fit in any of the other categories, including video trailers.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact the AMV staff at anytime so that we may assist you. The staff email is Also please check SacAnime forums for frequently asked questions and updates regarding the event.



SacAnime Summer 2017 AMV Entries

Romance 1 (R1)
Video Title: A Reason to Change
Editor: Ramil Anthony Ronquillo
Song Used: The Reason
Artist of Song Used: Hoobastank
Footage Used: Koe no Katachi

Romance 2 (R2)
Video Title: Let Me Be Your Today
Editor: Matt Gutierrez
Song Used: Today
Artist of Song Used: Mario
Footage Used: Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Romance 3 (R3)
Video Title: Can Soul Have This Dance? {Soul x Maka}
Editor: Yuvia Martinez
Song Used: Can I Have This Dance?
Artist of Song Used: High School Musical
Footage Used: Soul Eater

Romance 4 (R4)
Video Title: Anime Sunshine
Editor: Michele Young
Song Used: Something Like This
Artist of Song Used: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Footage Used: Various

Romance 5 (R5)
Video Title: Silent Love
Editor: Jared Harold-Husted
Song Used: See you again
Artist of Song Used: Tyler the Creator
Footage Used: Koe no Katachi

Romance 6 (R6)
Video Title: Yuri On Ice Once Upon A December
Editor: Emma Trestler
Song Used: Once Upon A December
Artist of Song Used: Deana Carter
Footage Used: Yuri On Ice

Romance 7 (R7)
Video Title: A Miraculous Couple
Editor: Brie Parr
Song Used: Miracle
Artist of Song Used: Shinedown
Footage Used: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Romance 8 (R8)
Video Title: Be With You
Editor: Matt Gutierrez
Song Used: Be With You
Artist of Song Used: Ray J
Footage Used: Sword Art Online

Action 1 (A1)
Video Title: Final Fantasy Childhood Memories
Editor: Caleb McDonald
Song Used: Fight (Nightcore Cover)
Artist of Song Used: All Good Things
Footage Used: FINAL FANTASY XV Brotherhood

Action 2 (A2)
Video Title: Monster
Editor: Lindsey Tuttle
Song Used: Monster
Artist of Song Used: Skillet
Footage Used: Parasyte

Action 3 (A3)
Video Title: Concrete Massacre
Editor: Angus McNay
Song Used: 3D
Artist of Song Used: Gaika
Footage Used: Jin-Roh

Action 4 (A4)
Video Title: Countdown
Editor: Justin Demma
Song Used: Zero
Artist of Song Used: Crown the Empire
Footage Used: Various

Action 5 (A5)
Video Title: Power of DNA
Editor: Jared Harold-Husted
Song Used: D.N.A
Artist of Song Used: Kendrick Lamar
Footage Used: Boku no Hero Academia

Action 6 (A6)
Video Title: Uncharted Shut Up & Dance
Editor: Carlos Gamboa
Song Used: Shut Up and Dance
Artist of Song Used: Walk the Moon
Footage Used: Uncharted series (video game)

Action 7 (A7)
Video Title: It Has Begun
Editor: Ayoub Berrada
Song Used: It Has Begun
Artist of Song Used: Starset
Footage Used: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

Action 8 (A8)
Video Title: Zombie Disney
Editor: Stacy Bradford
Song Used: In the House, In a Heatbeat
Artist of Song Used: John Murphy
Footage Used: Various

Comedy 1 (C1)
Video Title: Another 11 Drinking Song
Editor: Sean Longfellow
Song Used: Another Irish Drinking Song
Artist of Song Used: Da Vinci’s Notebook
Footage Used: Code Geass

Comedy 2 (C2)
Video Title: Everything Is Ordinary
Editor: Angus McNay
Song Used: Make Your Youth Complicated
Artist of Song Used: Cyclops Rock
Footage Used: FLCL

Comedy 3 (C3)
Video Title: If Asuna Had Admin Privileges
Editor: Erinn Thompson
Song Used: Senpai Notice Me
Artist of Song Used: Random Encounters
Footage Used: Sword Art Online

Comedy 4 (C4)
Video Title: Seven Deadly Sins Giant Woman AMV
Editor: Chris Rumenapp
Song Used: Giant Woman
Artist of Song Used: Rebecca Sugar
Footage Used: Seven Deadly Sins

Comedy 5 (C5)
Video Title: Super Ultra Smash Bros.
Editor: Gabriella Garcia
Song Used: Smash
Artist of Song Used: Starbomb
Footage Used: Boku No Hero Academia

Drama 1 (D1)
Video Title: Mitsuha and Taki’s Flaws
Editor: Yuvia Martinez
Song Used: Flaws
Artist of Song Used: Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Footage Used: Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)

Drama 2 (D2)
Video Title: Your Hello in April
Editor: Brie Parr
Song Used: Hello
Artist of Song Used: Evanescence
Footage Used: Your Lie in April

Drama 3 (D3)
Video Title: Do You Know How The Other Team Felt?
Editor: Serena Florez
Song Used: Fireflies
Artist of Song Used: Owl City (Laura Rychlik & Jemall Earle Cover)
Footage Used: Haikyuu!!

Drama 4 (D4)
Video Title: Drown
Editor: Miranda Alvarez
Song Used: Dareka Umi Wo Eng Cover
Artist of Song Used: OG: Aimer COVER: Horiphin
Footage Used: Terror in Resonance

Drama 5 (D5)
Video Title: Set Me Free
Editor: Kylie James
Song Used: Only You
Artist of Song Used: Hurts
Footage Used: Akatsuki no Yona: Zeno Arc

Drama 6 (D6)
Video Title: Innocence
Editor: Gabriella Garcia
Song Used: Innocence
Artist of Song Used: Madeon
Footage Used: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Drama 7 (D7)
Video Title: You Were the Limelight, Asuna
Editor: Brie Parr
Song Used: Limelight
Artist of Song Used: Boyinaband
Footage Used: Sword Art Online

Drama 8 (D8)
Video Title: Sweet Dreams
Editor: Stacy Bradford
Song Used: Sweet Dreams
Artist of Song Used: Emily Browning
Footage Used: Various

Drama 9 (D9)
Video Title: AMV Sad song
Editor: Weixuan Jia and Richie Chan
Song Used: Sad song
Artist of Song Used: We the Kings
Footage Used: Various

Fun 1 (F1)
Video Title: Dragon Maids
Editor: Erinn Thompson
Song Used: Dragon Tales Theme
Artist of Song Used: Mary Wood
Footage Used: Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Fun 2 (F2)
Video Title: Square Mom Squares Up
Editor: Angus McNay
Song Used: Stronger Than You (chiptune cover)
Artist of Song Used: FREAKY_GEEKY
Footage Used: Steven Universe

Fun 3 (F3)
Video Title: OCEAN GIRL!
Editor: Jared Harold-Husted
Song Used: Ocean Man
Artist of Song Used: Ween
Footage Used: Ponyo

Fun 4 (F4)
Video Title: Yuri Ouran with Lights
Editor: Michele Young
Song Used: Lights
Artist of Song Used: Ellie Goulding
Footage Used: Various

Fun 5 (F5)
Video Title: Hackers
Editor: Laura Andrews
Song Used: Hackers movie trailer
Artist of Song Used: Hackers movie trailer
Footage Used: Summer Wars

Fun 6 (F6)
Video Title: AMV Chained to the Rhythm
Editor: Emma Trestler
Song Used: Chained to the Rhythm
Artist of Song Used: Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley
Footage Used: Various

Fun 7 (F7)
Video Title: Running
Editor: Sophie Reitz
Song Used: Running in the 90’s (Hardcore Rave Edit)
Artist of Song Used: NJB
Footage Used: Various

Fun 8 (F8)
Video Title: Dante Makes a Man Out of Ryu
Editor: David Nguyen
Song Used: I’ll Make a Man Out of You
Artist of Song Used: Donny Osmond
Footage Used: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Devil May Cry 4, Final Fantasy 7: Advent

Exhibition (E1)
Video Title: Defy Fate
Editor: Kylie James
Category: Drama
Song Used: Dog Days
Artist of Song Used: Within Temptation
Footage Used: Kyoukai no Kanata

Exhibition (E2)
Video Title: Yuri On Ice Within You
Editor: Emma Trestler
Category: Drama
Song Used: Within You
Artist of Song Used: David Bowie
Footage Used: Yuri On Ice

Exhibition (E3)
Video Title: Let Me Help You
Editor: Matt Gutierrez
Category: Romance
Song Used: Let Me Help You
Artist of Song Used: Mario
Footage Used: Toradora!