The Out Of Focus Music Video Festival showcases and celebrates music videos, animations, and shorts produced by local video artists while creating a community that connects musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and storytellers. The focus of the fest is on MUSIC + VIDEO, which includes music videos, animated shorts, and more!

Now in it's fifth year, the festival continues to support a growing community of artists, video creators, and storytellers who continue to inspire us in the #culturewar.

“The MTV-fueled glory days of the music video have long since passed, but videos remain a crucial part of any band's ascent, helping it bring its songs to life, develop its aesthetic, and demonstrate its personality. But where can you go to find new and exciting indie videos by that amazing band you haven't discovered yet?” — SFWeekly

“The night brings together a motley crew of musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, and storytellers to the New Parkway along with a bittersweet nostalgia for the golden age of MTV music videos.” — KQED

“Remember when MTV used to play music videos?” — that’s a complaint that’s been uttered a million times. Since 2011, the people behind Out of Focus TV have been trying to remedy that loss with their own indie television channel (hosted online at OutofFocus.TV), which includes original series, music videos, mini-docs, live music, comedy, and curated playlists. Finally, there is an even better form of entertainment to fill the hole in your heart where the old MTV once was. — East Bay Express

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And at the end of the evening, help select the winner for the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD!

GENERAL RULES For Video Submissions: Preview submissions may be a link to your video. Please ensure that your video plays fully. All submission media should be clearly marked with title, total running time, date created, and email address. Please ensure if you are submitting a film that contains copyrighted material by anyone other than yourself, that you have obtained festival clearance for that material used. All entrants warrant and undertake that they have obtained all relevant rights and written permission from individuals featured in the entry. All participants warrant that their movie does not violate federal law. By sending OOF a link, participants agree that OOF Video Festival can use the video as well as pictures and names attached to the film for advertising and public relations purposes in connection with marketing the OOF Video Festival. OOF may use the information participants provide to contact participants regarding their products and services. By entering your work, you agree to this and the responsibilities involved. Submitting your video represents accepting all the terms and conditions specified above.
(Sorry for all the legal, but it's necessary to showcase your video!)

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