The 11th annual A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival & Conference, affectionately known as “Hip-Hop’s Annual Pilgrimage, launches the second annual A3C music video contest. A3C has not only become the largest Hip-Hop festival and conference in the US, but is the premiere gathering place for MCs, DJs, producers and speakers that create Hip-Hop music as well as participants and enthusiasts of the culture. A3C curates a multi-faceted experience including the festival, the conference, and unique brand activations that take over the city of Atlanta during this time. Since 2005, the event has featured over 3,000 of the most exciting artists in Hip-Hop including: The Juice Crew, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Action Bronson, Questlove, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Lecrae, Big Boi, G-Eazy, Scarface, Danny Brown, Young Thug, Tech N9ne, Jay Electronica, Big Daddy Kane, Vic Mensa, Waka Flocka, Wale, and B.o.B.

This FREE open call for music video submission is open to the general public until August 28th. A committee consisting of A3C organizers and film industry veterans will select the top ten music videos from this years submissions. On September 4th, the world wide web and fans will narrow it down to their top five videos selections featured exclusively on Hot New Hip Hop. The winning videos will be invited to screen at the A3C Festival & Conference on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the A3C Conference Center, The Loudermilk Center. At A3C, a panel of judges will select the best music video of year, which will be declared A3C’s Music Video of the Year and featured on Hot New Hip Hop’s home page.

The directors and artists from each selected video will be invited to attend A3C Festival & Conference as guests, and will receive an All-Access A3C pass. This year’s Internationally recognized, five-day festival and conference will feature hip-hop icons: De La Soul, Rakim, Cam’ron, Dame Dash, Just Blaze, Curren$y & Jet Life, Jean Grae, Cyhi the Prynce Pharoahe Monch, Soulection Executive Team and Kool Keith. Hundreds more performers and speakers will continuously be announced. Discount passes are on sale and can be purchased at


The 2015 A3C Festival & Conference is currently accepting submissions for our Music Video Competition. There is no fee for music video submissions. We are looking for new, fresh work, so please only submit work produced within the past year. Songs must be the ORIGINAL composition of the bands or musician featured in the videos and filmmaker must have permission to use music. Covers will not be considered.