The London Music Video Festival is the most important film festival for music video makers and enthusiasts.

We value your work and promote your music video all over the year on our Facebook page with a rapidly growing number of followers.

We give you space on our platform for background information regarding your music, your videos and your regular news.

On the day of the festival, the 1st of July 2021, your submitted music video is streamed in a free worldwide online show.

During this show you also get a timeslot - as long as your music video - for any content you want to promote (e.g. personal messages, impressions of your world, recent work, ads, artistic experiments).

You and your team members are welcome to join the glamorous red carpet event and award ceremony taking place in London in the evening of the 1st of July 2021.

Your music video is seen by a diverse festival jury providing feedback.

All nominees will receive London Music Video Festival certificates.

Each winner in a category will receive the London Music Video Festival trophy.

Tickets for the London event are included in the submission fee.

The festival itself is widely promoted, and it is the only festival in the world focusing on music videos regardless of their budget. Even being accepted or nominated brings a lot of reputation.

Important:
The London Music Video Festival jury studies all submitted works in detail. Therefore, it is sufficient for this festival that entrants fill out only the required fields in the project and submission forms.

Music videos can be of any length and from any year.

The festival is open to submissions for people from anywhere in the world.

Participants can submit one or several music videos and every music video can be nominated for more than one award.

Being selected means that the music video is nominated for an award. It does not guarantee that the music video will be screened at the evening event in London.

All music videos submitted will be reviewed, nominated and scored by the jury. Based on these scores the winners will be selected.

The final selection will be announced on the notification date.

Music videos must be available for screening on the day of the festival.

All entrants warrant and undertake that they have obtained all relevant rights and permission from individuals featured in their entry.

All participants warrant that their music videos do not violate applicable laws.

By registering for this festival, the entrant grants the organisers of the festival the standard non-exclusive rights that would be granted to a music video broadcaster, as well as the right to make videos available on the festival’s website, and to make copies available to broadcasters for promotional purposes.

By submitting the music video the participant permits that the organisers can use the video as well as pictures and names attached to the music video for advertising and public relations purposes in connection with marketing the festival.

By submitting the material, the applicant hereby agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the organisers and their employees from any liability, claims, and damages in connection with the submission and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

The organisers will not accept responsibility for any technical computer, network, hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. Incomplete entries and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these rules and terms can be disqualified.

Failure to adhere to these rules and terms will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

The organisers may also use the details you give to contact you about their products and services. By entering work in this festival you are indicating your agreement to this unless you tell the promoter otherwise.

The organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and check their identity.

The organisers reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any point.

The organisers reserve the right to change submission categories, awards and prizes at their discretion.

The organisers do not guarantee in any way that the submitted video will be selected for the festival or used for promotional purposes. This decision is at the discretion of the organisers.

There are no refunds.

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  • Isabel Restrepo

    This new festival knew how to adapt to the new situation of the pandemic. They created an online festival through YouTube and their website. In that way all of the nominated videoclips where world wide streamed. An awesome event by the way! Well done!

    They launched an online voting system so that the public could vote their favorite short films. I though it was a great idea to engage also your public this way. Unfortunately it didn't go so well at the beginning. They had troubles with the voting system, since some of the participants corrupted it. The organization (LMVF) blocked the online voting with an error message on the website but they don't really communicate this openly on their website nor e-mail. In the meantime people were trying to vote and getting confused why they couldn't vote at all. After I sent an e-mail and a Facebook message to the organisators, they let me know that "they took the website down because people were cheating". They banned or put on hold the votes of the cheating participants around one week before the online event. I would appreciate a better communication on time about the issue.

    The way of voting was also weird. You could click as many times as you wanted for the same videoclip... but we never got information of how this would affect the total votes of your videoclip.
    It was not cleat if the public selection would actually have influence on the final decision. If that was the case, then it was it better to make sure the voting system was save enough.
    Their website had for sure coding and privacy issues. I wonder if that would also have influence on the private information (e-mails- they were collecting with this action.

    I liked the network that the creators have been doing after the festival. They have an educative vision about making videoclips and growing as artist. They have been making a series of online workshops in order to help you grow in your process of music and film production.

    I definitely like this first edition. I just have the feeling that ALL of the videoclips were selected. There were really "bad" productions between the selection... I mean with that: poor lighting, lack of post production, bad sound quality, etc. That puts a bit down the quality of the festival from my point of view. I wonder what were their factors to consider a videoclip in the selection.

    Altough I'm overal satisfied with the first edition! Due the actual circumstances I can notice they really did their best and they are very passionate about music videoclips. I'm glad this kind of festivals are created because music videoclips are not really so well rated or appreciated in other general short film festivals.

    August 2020