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Game Music Video (GMV) Contest

OverviewSubmission RulesJudging Process & CriteriaPrizes

Contest Information:

Want to make a montage with your friends? Or got some favourite moments of the MSQ you want to highlight? Come join the LunarCon GMV Contest!

Submission Rules:

  • Create your own original submission of an GMV for LunarCon.
  • Submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  • You must not use any modifications to the game, this includes models, additional filters, poses or animations.
  • Post-production editing is encouraged in your video editing software such as colour correction, transitions and effects
  • All submissions must be original, and not released before the con. Any pre-existing AMVs will not be accepted.
  • Group and solo submissions are okay, but ensure only the group leader submits (i.e. One submission per group)
  • Videos must have a minimum resolution of 1280x720p and a maximum of 1920x1080p.
  • Music must be public-domain, DMCA and royalty free, OR in-game music from XIV itself
  • One entry per contestant. Please do not attempt to submit multiple works.
  • All entries are final
  • Note that your entry may be used in future promotional material for LunarCon

Judging Process & Criteria:

Judging Process
  • Judges will be reviewing your submission based on the criteria listed.
  • Each submission can be scored up to 10 points per criteria per judge.
  • All scores of a submission will be tallied to a total score.
  • The submission with the highest score is the winner.

Judging Criteria

Your entry will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Polish - technical aspects like video quality, audio quality, etc
  • Editing - aspects having to do with video editing such as timing of cuts/transitions, and other potential effects outside the game's engine
  • Cinematography - filming technique and composition, things like lighting, positioning of actors, camera angles, movement etc
  • Execution - how well the video executes on its idea and goals based on both what the creators intent, and the interpretation of the judges


  • Disclaimer: Prizes can only be handed out on NA Data Centers.
The prizes for the Game Music Video (GMV) Contest are as follows:
  • First place: 20 million gil (NA Data Center) + Half Body 90s Anime Art Piece by BeneceaDraws
  • Second Place: 10 million gil (NA Data Center)
  • Third Place: 5 million gil (NA Data Center)

Gil contributions provided by: Lrek, Arya Ranahiir, Akari Zanto, Diamond Dust Entertainment, Bedlam Aura, Sailysium Leingod, Og Mandino, Calia Balor, and other Anonymous donors in the FFXIV community!