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AMV Contest

Again thank you for entering SakuraCon’s AMV Contest this year. We had over 2000+ attend the main contest screening and a full AMV Room for the Replay (so about 3000 people say the contest). We also had a good turnout for the playing of the non-Finalists on Sunday and a maximum capacity crowed for the Awards ceremony. A HUGE thanks to all my Staff for all their help and dedication.

Here are the winners and I’ll be contacts those that were not present to confirm addresses of shipping out their awards later this week.

BEST TRAILER “Deadpunch” by Rider4Z Audio: Deadpool Trailer Anime: One-Punch Man
BEST DRAMA “Not a Dream” by OnyxAMVs Audio: Gasoline by Halsey Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Moives
BEST FUN “One Hell of a Host” by BecauseImBored1 Audio: Be Our Guest from the Beauty and the Beast OST Anime: Kuroshitsuji
BEST ROMANCE/SENTIMENTAL (TIE!) “Awwkward” by VivifxAMV Audio: Herp de Derp by The Gregory Brothers Anime: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun AND “A New Day” by VAX Audio: A New Day Has Come by Celine Dion Anime: Wolf Children
BEST ACTION “Sleazy Swingers” by BecauseImBored1 Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman Anime: Baccano
BEST HUMOR :Ani-Mon” by Gene Starwind 21122 & Glory Questor  Audio: Poke’rap by D Train & Babi Floyd Anime: Various
BEST CONCEPT “Spectrum” by Nekokitkat Audio: Spectrum (Say My Name) by Florence and the Machine Anime: Various
BEST TECHNICAL, BEST ARTISTIC, BEST UPBEAT, JUDGES’ CHOICE & BEST OF SHOW “Just Funkin’ Dandy” by Shin  Audio: Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars Anime: Space Dandy

NOTES: – The Audience votes for Romance/Sentimental were so close we could not determine a winner. We looked at the judging results to use as a tie breaker and they were also tied! So we declared it a tie! First tie ever in SakuraCon’s AMV Contest – As for “Just Funkin’ Dandy”, as I said at the awards ceremony (more or less):  “Every so often there comes a video that perfect captures the passion and hard work of the editor who made it in many respects. It is technically sound, it has an artistic flair, it catches the eyes of the judges and it wins over the audience. “Just Funkin’ Dandy” is such a video and it deserves all the awards it has won. We thank Shin for inspiring us editors with this video…”

Vlad G Pohnert

SakuraCon 2016 AMV Coordinator