Rules for Submissions
Please read all the rules, especially those for the event you wish to enter. Most disqualifications can be avoided by simply reviewing and considering the rules before submitting.
The following rules apply to all music video events at Anime Weekend Atlanta. All events operate at the discretion of The Video Art Track and Anime Weekend Atlanta crew. Rules are subject to change without notice. Category and Award descriptions available on this website are guidelines only. Crew may add, change, or eliminate categories as they see fit. Awards have no significant cash value. Often, they have no tangible value whatsoever.
By submitting to The Video Art Track, the video editor grants us non-revocable permission to exhibit and distribute that work. The video editor otherwise retains all rights and responsibilities relating to their creation. The Video Art Track and Anime Weekend Atlanta support Remix Culture. All participants retain all rights to the value added by their creative endeavors and respect the rights retained by the original creators of the material they transform.
The Video Art Track does not dictate decisions of artistic judgment. The expression of your entry may draw from any type of source material. Specifically, we follow the Japanese use of the word anime to mean animation including computer-generated, hand-drawn, and stop-motion animation. Live action and video game sources are also permitted. We take no consideration of such things as country of origin or target market.
We encourage artists to seek out new and original projects. You may submit to as many events as you wish, but a single work may not be submitted to more than one of our events, present or past. The Music Video Exposition accepts works that have participated in other events, even those that have previously won awards. Other events require new works that have not been publicly exhibited in any fashion, either at an event or online.
The purpose of The Video Art Track is to showcase the creative works of the music video community. We make an effort to show at least one video from everyone who submits. So long as a panel or event is not in progress, and during any screening block, we will take requests to show any video. There is nothing we enjoy more than editors bringing their friends to The VAT to show off their works on the big screen with the big sound.
All submissions must be me made in AVC format.
from Wikipedia:Advanced Video Coding (AVC), also referred to as H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10, is … by far the most commonly used format for the recording, compression, and distribution of video content … support[ing] resolutions up to and including 8K UHD.