AMV Contest

Inspiring and catchy Anime Music Videos

Matching anime video clips with cool music! These are anime music videos (short: AMV).

And this year once again the AMV contest of DoKomi takes place. So get to the video editing tools and there you go!

The AMV contest is about creating the best music video. It should pay particular attention to fitting music and good timing. The best videos will be presented at DoKomi.


Participation

This year we have some changes of the AMV contest! Instead of three categories as before, there is only one. Instead of three placements, we have five now!

Matching the theme of DoKomi 2019 "Retro" the topic of the AMV contest is: 90s Hits!

Pick a song that appeared in the 90s and create a matching AMV! Anime(s), mood or themes are completely free to you, the important thing is that it fits the song. The best five videos are rewarded with great prizes!

From the 1st of January 2019 you can send in your videos here. There will be a confirmation e-mail for successfully received submissions. Deadline is the 12th of May 2019.

Please read our Rules for Participation. The winners will be announced at DoKomi and published on the website after the con!

If you have further questions about the AMV contest, please have a look at our FAQ. If you cannot find the answer there, Annika will be pleased to help you via E-Mail.


Prizes

There are attractive prizes to be won by our sponsors!

  • 1. Place: Sponsor package worth at least 150 €.
  • 2. Place: Sponsor package worth at least 100 €.
  • 3. Place: Sponsor package worth at least 75 €.
  • 4. Place: Sponsor package worth at least 50 €.
  • 5. Place: Sponsor package worth at least 25 €.

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.

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