Imagine how much fun it would be to screen your music video in a theater full of music fans and industry professionals! Gorilla River is excited to announce the inaugural Music Video Film Festival taking place Saturday night February 12, 2022 at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.

For our inaugural event in 2020, our Esteemed Panel of Judges Included

- Mark Goodman, Original VJ, MTV

- Ed Walker, VP Original Content, Vevo

- Alan Light, Journalist, Host, Sirius XM

(2022 judges to be announced)

Building off of the popularity of the inaugural Hudson Valley Music Summit, the Music Video Film Festival allows music fans to take a deeper look at how visionary artists are putting together the whole package to present their music in the 21st century.

In 2020, we welcomed bands from across the country, traveling from as far as Houston, Toronto, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and of course New York.

If your video is accepted, you will be given a 15 minute slot. During this 15 minutes, you will explain your vision and let fans know where you got your inspiration. Next, everyone will enjoy a screening of your video, and finally our panel of judges will share feedback in a spirit of fun and creativity. (5/5/5)

We value creativity and welcome all genres of music. Feel free to submit videos that are a few years old – now may be your chance to get noticed!

Three winners will be invited to join us on a panel at the 2022 Hudson Valley Music Summit where your video will be screened in front of an audience of artist managers, A&R reps, venue booking agends, music journalists, and other industry professionals.
Stay Tuned to the Future of Music!

Top three winners will be screened at the 2020 Hudson Valley Music Summit with an opportunity for director and bands to explain the concept to an audience of 200 artist managers, A&R reps, publicists, musicians, promo directors, journalists and more..

Winners will also receive complimentary admission for the director and up to five band members (no substitutions) to attend the 2022 Hudson Valley Music Summit running August 5 in Kingston. Admission to last year's event was $230 per person on the day of the event.

*All submissions will be sent a discount code for one person to use their film festival submission fee towards registration for the Hudson Valley Music Summit (if you submit for $30, you can register one person for a $30 discount off of the rate at the time you register). In other words, submission is free for anyone who plans to attend the 2022 Hudson Valley Music Summit.

*All submissions will also be sent a link to enroll in, a brand new website designed to connect musicians and filmmakers with the partners and resources they need to film their perfect music video. Early enrollment makes you eligible for discounts on premium services and Gorilla River events.

Overall Rating
  • Mitchell Parrish

    Great experience all around. Thanks dave!

    February 2020
  • Kam Franklin

    We had a great time at this festival. Thank you for the hospitality.

    February 2020