Announcing the Video Art Thunderdome!

The VAT has added a new event to its line up: The Video Art Thunderdome, completely new this year, is a music video editing event. During the convention teams of editors work to complete a Multi-Editor Project using footage provided and to a song selected from a limited list. The resulting videos compete on Sunday with you the audience being the final arbiter!

What is The Video Art Track?

More than just the home for anime music videos, The Video Art Track is the single largest event for fans and editors of amateur music videos, fan parodies and amazing and astounding original video art. Now in its 16th year, the Video Art track has always promoted remix culture and participatory fandom by supporting the creation and exhibition of fan works of art in video media.

This year, amongst nearly 80 hours of programming, the Video Art Track hosts several major events:

The Music Video Exposition (sometimes “The Exposition” or just “The Expo”) started in 1995 at the very first Anime Weekend Atlanta. Its goal has always been to exhibit as many videos as possible while awarding recognition to as many deserving videos as is practical. The Exposition is just that, an exposition and not a contest. Recognition is awarded, but there are no prizes.  Entries are judged by the Video Art Track Crew members, taking into account primarily artistic elements. Often new awards are created on the spot for innovative and creative entries.

The Professional Awards, much like the Academy Awards, is an opportunity for editors to recognize the outstanding work of their peers, and thus is a higher standard for those who wish to participate.   The categories are selected and prizes awarded by the very participants of the contest.

The Masters is hosted every two years and represents our highest standard for both artistic and technical music video production. The Masters is judged exclusively by The Video Art Track director. While the director may consult with anyone on matters artistic or technical, the final decision is theirs alone. The judging for the Masters Competition is blind, and the director’s only consideration is the finished submission.

To learn more, or enter your video, please visit The VAT’s page here: