Started in 2004, Sprockets International Music Video Festival is the longest running film festival exclusively for music videos in the world.

Held in Athens, GA – a city known worldwide for its vibrant local music and arts scene.

The Sprockets festival hosts 2 music video screenings (the Georgia Music Video Show and Sprockets International Music Video Show) and a VIP reception to honor the filmmakers.

Sprockets Music Video Festival celebrates an art form which is rarely seen on the "big screen" and is often overlooked on the traditional festival circuit.

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Best Music Video – chosen by our expert judges
Audience Choice Award – chosen by audience ballot the night of the Sprockets International Show
Best Georgia Video – chosen by audience ballot the night of the Georgia Music Video Show

The "Best Music Video" award is chosen by 5 music and film industry professionals. Past judges have included #1 song writers, Grammy, Rockefeller and Peabody award winners.

Our trophies are unique works of art created by local sculptor Mike Harboldt at Saint Udio,

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Entry Fees and Deadlines:
Submissions postmarked before April 15th, 2015 - $27 per entry.
Submissions postmarked between April 16th - 30th, 2015 - $37 per entry.

All entries and entry fees should be submitted through FilmFreeway @

We will require an uncompressed version of your music video sent via Dropbox. Accepted Video Format: Quicktime .mov encoded with (in order of preference) ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT), Apple Intermediate Codec, H.264, m4v, or mp4.) *HD is fine.
Entrants will be notified on or before June 15th 2015 if their work will be screened for the 2015 Sprockets Music Video Show in July.

Competition Screening: Entrant(s) are submitting one or more music videos to Film Athens to compete against other submitted videos. Entrant understands the contest rules and guidelines and agrees to adhere to them accordingly or forfeit their entry fee and chance to participate in the contest. Entrant hereby agrees to abide by the decisions of Film Athens and appointed staff and judges with regard to all matters and decisions. Entrant understands that Film Athens may accept a wide variety of quality entries, but due to time limitations, Film Athens does not guarantee that the submitted video will be selected for screening and this decision is at the discretion of the Sprockets’ screening committee. Digital Submissions should be burned to a DVD DATA DISC (NOT a playable DVD). Please label the DVD with your name, contact info, band and song title.

Film Athens Film & Video Archive: All entries will be archived in the Film Athens Archive. Film Athens will attempt, but not guarantee, to promote music video on their website, television and other sources. By signing the entry form, the entrant agrees to allow Film Athens to exhibit any submitted material for noncommercial use. Entrant hereby grants Film Athens the right (but not the obligation), in perpetuity throughout the world, in all media, to exhibit and advertise entered music video, and can do so by whatever means exhibited or advertised using entrant’s actual or fictitious name, likeness or photo, production stills and the produced work. Entrant hereby releases Film Athens from any and all claims, liabilities and damages arising out of the rights granted hereunder, or the exercise there of.

Exceptions, Payments, Submissions & Refunds: There are no exceptions to these agreements, deadlines or fees. All fees are payable to "Sprockets Music Videos." Entry fees are to be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry fees are non-refundable. Film Athens cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to submitted tapes or discs and therefore, entrant should retain at least one copy of the submitted material. Winners will freely permit Film Athens to use their name and/or likeness in publicity along with summary and logline information about the submitted and winning music videos, artist(s) bio, and any other information deemed appropriate.

By entering a music video for consideration entrant attests to be the creator of the music video and to holding all rights to exhibit the given work, which has been submitted to Film Athens. Entrants are responsible for acquiring any necessary licensing from the rights holder(s) of both video & music for screening. If accepted for screening, entrant must be able to, if requested, show documented proof of all musical clearances. Film Athens shall have the right to reproduce all or part of said material for use in its publicity, website, screening, compilation DVDs and any and all related distributions directly associated with Film Athens. It is clear that the song lyrics, the recorded song and the video will remain the intellectual property of the respective right’s owners. Entrants have obtained all necessary clearances, copyrights, music licenses, consent and releases. Entrant shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect copyright in the submitted material, and Film Athens shall have no obligation with respect thereto.

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