There are five things you need to know before entering a submission for a Niseimono award or submitting an entry for Nisemono:
- What is Nisemono?
- How do I create a Nisemono submission?
- Pick something you want to imitate.
- Grab a camera.
- Coerce some friends into participating.
- Film it.
- Submit it!
- My video isn’t exact, can I still submit it?
- How do I submit?
- When is the deadline?
偽物 / ニセもの / にせもの / nisemono
spurious article; forgery; counterfeit; imitation; sham
Basically, Nisemono means fake in Japanese.
Nisemono is about not only recreating or impersonating (faking) music videos, movie trailers, anime and television dramas but also having fun while doing so.
It’s just that simple!
YES! You can still submit it. We have several categories; just make sure you enter it under the proper category. Remember it’s the fun you have making it that counts in the end.
Please see the submission section. It’s quite easy; all you really need is internet access.
The deadline for ALL submissions is OCTOBER 1ST. We will, under no circumstances, accept entries after this date.
- All submissions must be more than 30 seconds and less than 5 minutes.
- Content must be PG or PG-13 appropriate (http://www.filmratings.com/questions.ht
- Submitted footage must be original.
- The submitter must be involved in the production of the video (acting, editing, filming, wardrobe etc…).
- We are not picky. The production quality doesn’t have to be perfect but it is important that every video or submission adhere to the principles of Nisemono.
- If you are remaking a music video, movie, television drama or anime, you must come up with your own variation of the original title. Entries with the same title as the original will not be accepted.
- Example 1.
- ORIGINAL: L’arc~en~ciel – Blurry Eyes
- NISEMONO: Lark~in~Cell – Flurry Skies
- Example 2.
- ORIGINAL: Naruto - Enter: Naruto Uzumaki! (EP01)
- NISEMONO: Notruto – Engage: Notruto Usomaki! (EP01)
There are 5 categories in which you can participate. An short explanation of each one is as follows:
- Movie Trailer
- Music Video
- Television Drama
- Video Games
- What If...
A trailer is a short explanation or synopsis of the movie plot. You may emulate movie trailers or summarize the movie plot from beginning to end using key scenes.
A music video is a three to five minute visual representation of an artist’s song. You may use the original song by the artist or remake your own version.
A television drama is a series of episodes depicting a story in an hour or less. You may either do a key scene or a montage of key scenes in order to summarize the plot.
Anime is Japanese animation. You may emulate animated characters in episodes by doing key scenes or a montage of key scenes in order to summarize the series. Your entry must be live-action.
A video is defined as a style of game existing as and controlled by software, usually run by a video game console or a computer. You may emulate characters from video games and act out key scenes, FMVs or battle sequences. Your entry must be live-action.
What if Gackt had a PV for U+K? What if Domyouji married his fiancé instead of Makino? What if Kenshin didn’t take the seashell at the end? We are looking for the answers. This category is for the submissions that are interpretations of video-less songs, alternate ends, plot twits and endings. It is also open to Cosplay skits in filmed format.
To submit an entry, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
SUBJECT: NISEMONO: Group Name – Nisemono TitleAn explanation of the sections of the form is as follows:Group Name:
Group Representative’s Name:
Streaming Link: (optional)
- Group Name
- Nisemono Title
- Group Representative’s Name
- Rep’s E-mail
- Submission Category
- Download Link
- Streaming Link
- Original Title
Please come up with a group name for your submission. The name may be a play on the original or a completely original name. If you are working solo you may submit your real name if you wish.
The Nisemono title is a title you come up with for your video. It may be a play on the original title of what you are impersonating (the title of a song, episode name, etc…) or a completely original title.
Please appoint a group rep whom we could contact in the future once your entry has been submitted.
The email at which we could contact the representative of the group.
The category in which you are submitting (movie trailer, music video, television drama, anime, other).
Upload your video onto a file-hosting service and provide us with the link so we can download it. Please note: we will only accept links from:
If you would like to torrent, we are willing to accept that as well, but please remember to seed the torrent.
If you have uploaded your video onto a streaming website (veoh, dailymotion, youtube, etc), feel free to give us the link! This section is OPTIONAL!
Please also include the original title of what you are remaking (artist and PV name, anime name, episode name, drama name, movie name, etc)
SUBJECT: NISEMONO: Lark~in~Cell - Flurry SkiesGroup Name: Lark~in~Cell
Nisemono Title: Flurry Skies
Group Representative’s Name: Anna Molly
Rep E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Category: Music Video
Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/
Streaming Link: http://www.youtube.com/
Original Title: L’arc~en~Ciel – Blurry Eyes
Current Location: Toronto, ON