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 2023, 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 2023.
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.
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 must choose which category they want their video(s) to compete in.
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.
Response from festival:
Hi, we are sorry to hear that. We regularly informed you about the status of your submission (you never answered), and we shared your submission on Facebook. We can't quite understand what our accent and the greenscreen, which is e.g. also used by the BBC, has to do with anything.
The jurors are people interested in music videos who rank the submissions based on how convincingly the music videos tell a story. (Your submitted music video doesn't make any attempt to tell a story.) The jurors are anonymous to keep them safe from harassment.
This festival has been grotesque like this since its first year. You knew all this at the time of your submission.