At the Kongressspalais in Kassel, Germany’s largest voluntary organized event on Japanese popular culture, the Connichi 2019, took place again this year.
The Connichi is the largest convention organized voluntarily in German-speaking countries with about 27,000 visitors. It is organized by the Animexx e.V. association.
On three days the Connichi offers numerous talks, workshops, show acts, concerts and competitions around Japan, Cosplay and Anime / Manga. Furthermore, you can find everything from rare collector’s items to current top imports at the numerous retailers, illustrators and other artists attending.
Cosplay Video Competition
The Cosplay competitions such as the World Cosplay Summit Preliminary and the Cosplay Video Competition are another highlight of the Convention. The Cosplay Video Contest builds a bridge between creative minds and fans according to the motto of the entire Connichi – by fans, for fans. It is an excellent platform to present creative videos to a large audience.
This year we were one of the ten finalists of the Cosplay Video Competition at the Connichi with our Overwatch fan film Lion’s Return and presented our film in a full ballroom in front of several hundred enthusiastic fans.
After screening the finalists of the video competition, the three best films, selected by a jury beforehand, were awarded
The Think Big Studios took first place with Lion’s Return and are the winners of the Connichi 2019 – Cosplay Video Competition. Thomas Bernecker (director and producer) was personally present and received the prize.
1. Platz: Lion’s Return – Think Big Studios
2. Platz: Danse Du Miracle – Cupcake Studios
3. Platz: Sirius Black (A Marauders Era CMV) – Loubelle Cosplay
The screenings allowed us to see many great submissions and we were very impressed by the many creative film ideas and ways of realizing them. For all those who like movies from fans for fans, the Connichi Cosplay Video Contest and of course the whole convention around it is a real recommendation.
If we are lucky we are also in the finalists of the Connichi – Cosplay Video Contest in 2020 with our upcoming fan movie “Harley Quinn – Blazing Shadows”.