All entries shall be classified under one of the category choices listed below. Entrants may submit up to the maximum number of entries specified in each category menu’s restrictions.
LIMITED CATEGORY MENU
These categories have strict limits on how many entries may be submitted.
- Drama / Theatrical
- Action / Adventure
- Sentiment / Romance
Restrictions: One Limited Category entry per entrant. (i.e. One Drama or one Action, etc.)
STANDARD CATEGORY MENU
Depending on the entries received, these categories may be rearranged or combined to ensure competitive balance.
- Fun / Upbeat
- Rhythm / Dance
- Comedy / Humor
Restrictions: Three Standard Category entries per entrant, maximum. Multiple entries to a single category are permitted, but only one may advance to the finals.
BONUS CATEGORY MENU
The Bonus Categories are a special activity separate from the main competition. Selected entries will be shown as intermissions between each main competition category. Entries to this category are exempt from the freshness rule. (See Rules for more details)
- TV Commercials & TV Intros
- Movie Trailer Parodies
Restrictions: Five entries maximum. Multiple entries may be sent to a single category, and each has a chance of advancing to the finals.
Pre-Show is a non-competitive “coordinator’s choice” block selected from the list of competition non-finalists. It is shown during audience seating just before the AMV competition starts. If your entry is not selected to advance to the finals, there is a chance it might be exhibited during this block.
The final four videos that play in the Pre-Show block are considered “Honorable Mentions.”