AMV Contest

Inspiring and catchy Anime Music Videos

Anime video clips with cool music! These are anime music videos (AMV for short).

Creating an AMV is about re-cutting different scenes from anime and adding effects. You can create a completely new plot, tell the story of a certain character or express certain feelings, there are no limits to your creativity. However, it is always especially important to pay attention to coordinated music and good timing.

The AMV competition has been part of DoKomi for many years, and in 2024 the award ceremony will once again take place in the AMVarea. So grab your video editing tools and let's go!


This year's DoKomi theme is: "Movies"! Let your creativity run wild and create an AMV that does justice to this theme. Of course, it's not about your source material being in the form of an (anime) movie.

Instead, the theme could be reflected in some way in the scenes used, e.g. cinema, drama, film/series production, animation, parodies of well-known film clips or simply something like watching films at home. Otherwise, the entire AMV could also be in the style of a well-known movie or created in the style of a movie trailer. These are just a few key points to give you an idea of where the journey should take you. Beyond that, you are of course free to decide what you want to do. In the end, the theme "Movies" must be brought across in a recognizable way.

Participation period: January 10 - April 30, 2024

Create a captivating AMV fitting the theme and use the participation form to enter your AMV in the competition. The best five videos will be presented at Dokomi and rewarded with great prizes. Winners will also be published on our website.

(the application is in German. Please use a translation service to understand the questions. You can fill out your answers in English)

Please note the new rules and the general and AMV-specific questions in the FAQ!! If you don't find what you are looking for there, the AMV-Area Team will be happy to help you.

Winners 2023

Topic: Galaxy

You can find the full award ceremony HERE.

1st place

AMV: Karma Police

Editor: Nakanoi (

Music: AG ft. Lissie - Karma Police

Anime: --- Various —

2nd place

AMV: Starlight (2.0)

Editor: Saika (

Music: Dua Lipa - Levitating, Thorsteinn Einarsson - Galaxy

Anime: --- Various ---

3rd place

AMV: Code Red

Editor: Kozumiice (Recherche zum YT-Kanal ergebnislos, gerne melden!)

Music: 2WEI feat. Ali Christenhusz - Code Red

Anime: --- Various ---

4th place

AMV: Project: Starlight

Editor: 67TheShadown (

Music: Starset - Echo

Anime: --- Various ---

5th place

AMV: Blinding Lights

Editor: Sweetcatpaw (

Music: The Weeknd - Blinding Lights

Anime: Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Winners 2022

Topic: Food

Take a look at the winner AMVs!

Platz 1

Editor: Saika
Music: Royal Republic - Addictive
Anime: Shokugeki no Souma (+ others)

Platz 2

AMV: Watermelon Sugar
Editor: Michelle M.
Music: Koosen, Green Bull & Fets - Watermelon Sugar
Anime: --- Various ---

Platz 3

AMV: Sabers Food Passion
Editor: Vitium
Music: S3LR ft. Kayliana - You Are Mine
Anime: Today's Menu for the Emiya Family, Fate/stay night, Carnival Phantasm

Platz 4

AMV: Shokugeki
Editor: Filip J.
Music: Edith Piaf - Non, Je ne regrette rien
Anime: Shokugeki no Souma

Winners 2021

Topic: Warrior

  1. Platz: Darlene H.

  2. Platz: Stefanie S.

  3. Platz: Michelle M.

  4. Platz: Laila D.

  5. Platz: Lara S.

Winners 2020

Topic: Friendship

  1. Platz: Stefanie Schmidt

  2. Platz: Marco Mühlen

  3. Platz: Filip Junic

  4. Platz: Nhi Tran

  5. Platz: Karolin Traulsen

Winners 2019

Topic: '90s songs

  1. Place: Stefanie Schmidt

  2. Place: Darlene Henneberg

  3. Place: Carina Fenn

  4. Place: Anna-Maria Pöttker

  5. Place: Michelle Brinkhoff

Winners 2018

Category: Party

  1. Place: Melanie Graf

  2. Place: Darlene Henneberg

  3. Place: Christian Stupp

Category: Food

  1. Place: Anna-Maria Pöttker

  2. Place: Zoe Harder

  3. Place: Ari Hasriadi Syam

Category: Gaming

  1. Place: Maren Aderhold

  2. Place: Max Horvat

  3. Place: Laila Dzogovik

Winners 2017

Category: Ecchi

  1. Place: Max Horvat

  2. Place: Michaela Aereboe

  3. Place: Deborah Schlipphack

Category: Sport

  1. Place: Sarah Kleinkonradt

  2. Place: Filip Juric

  3. Place: Melanie Graf

Category: Slice of life

  1. Place: Natalie Laaser

  2. Place: Felicitas Meyer

  3. Place: Piyush Katore

Winners 2016

Category: Robot Action!

  1. Place: Sarah Kleinkonradt

  2. Place: Sophie Stolp

  3. Place: Mohamed El Bouhali

Category: Summer Holidays

  1. Place: Selina Schmitz

  2. Place: Vincenzo Badalamenti

  3. Place: Sabrina Kariouh

Category: Funny Animal Sidekicks

  1. Place: Samira Abdelkadous

  2. Place: Melanie Graf

  3. Place: Laila Dzogovic

Winners 2015

Category: Fantasy

  1. Place: Phillip Kahlow

  2. Place: Alexander Reichert

  3. Place: Selina Schmitz

Category: Drama

  1. Place: Laura Pawlak

  2. Place: Melanie Graf

  3. Place: Samira Abdelkadous

Category: Fanservice

  1. Place: Sarah Kleinkonradt

  2. Place: Tobias Thiel

  3. Place: Daniel Friese

Winners 2014

Category: Epic

  1. Place: Tatina Klotz

  2. Place: Sandra Schaper

  3. Place: Somaly Ernst

Category: Romance

  1. Place: Sarah Kleinkonradt

  2. Place: Michelle Kodura

  3. Place: Keun-Jin Lee

Category: Action

  1. Place: Philipp Gilgen

  2. Place: Max Horvat

  3. Place: Julia Ulm

What are AMVs?

AMV means Anime Music Video. Videoclips cut together with a fitting song, like the music clips known from chart songs. Often used are clips and scenes from animes or video games. They should fit together with the song and perhaps even tell a little story which also fits to the song.

If you search for inspiration or did not understand what an AMV is then search for the term 'AMV' at a video page of your choice.

With which tools can I create an AMV?

First you need anime video clips an your computer. You can cut, link and align them with the music using video editing softwares. But of course it is not as easy as it sounds! ;)

Here you find a list of video editing softwares.