CLIPPED is Australia’s premiere Music Video Festival will return in 2024 for it's 7th instalment on Saturday 31st August to Ritz Cinemas.

CLIPPED's rescheduled date means they will return to the full program unique festival format that includes the screening of high caliber music videos in an exhibition, award ceremonies / screening nights, premieres, VJs and even exclusive workshops. To date they have hosted a number of discussion panels featuring a diverse lineup of acclaimed directors, filmmakers, music industry and artists.

Filmmakers & Artists are encouraged to submit their best music videos to be considered for the awards, prizes and opportunity to be showcased at the event in front of key industry personnel.

CLIPPED does not believe in charging music video creators exploitative fees for submitting their work. It's already a tough industry full of passionate people, many which are working on little budgets and therefore we're trying to offer up affordable opportunities for filmmakers to showcase their work. All of the funds go into making the event happen.

Trophies / Awards are given to all winners. Prizes for this years event will be listed on the CLIPPED website closer to the event date.

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Main Rules :

• Official Music Videos released from Jan 2022 onwards are eligible only
• Artists can submit on behalf of filmmakers (with permission)
• Early Bird Deadline (AU/NZ) is December 30 2022 ($20 AUD entry)
• Early Bird Deadline (INT) is December 30 2022 ($30 AUD entry)
• Primary Deadline (AU/NZ) is 1st Feb 2023 ($25 AUD entry)
• Primary Deadline (INT) is 1st Feb 2023 ($35 AUD entry)
• Late Deadline (AU/NZ) is Sunday 31st December 2023 ($30 AUD entry)
• Late Deadline (INT) is Sunday 31st December 2023 ($45 AUD entry)

• Student competition is defined by Director whom is a student at the time of completion of music video, within their course in Australia only.

Terms & Conditions :

1. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL is open to submissions from people aged 16 or over from anywhere in the world. This includes artists, directors, agencies, production companies, commissioners, record labels and other professionals. Organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and check their identity in accordance with our privacy policy.

2. Entrants may submit as many works as they wish and must be authorised or gain permission from all relevant parties, involved or responsible for the creation of each video. This is the entrants responsibility to gain these permissions.

3. After submitting a work it becomes eligible to win prizes for a number of award categories relating to aspects of video production, creativity and location. Any of these categories or prize offerings can change or be removed at any time at the discretion of the organisers.

4. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL is open to a broad range of work that has been completed or delivered to the artist or other client between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2023 and those entering their videos warrant that each video entered was completed and delivered between those dates.

5. In order to enter you must complete the submission form through FilmFreeway and listen out for further instructions in case you are selected.

6. Entrant/s who submit work commit that they are authorised to do so and acknowledge that they have obtained all relevant rights and written permission from individuals featured in the entry.

7. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL gives artists, filmmakers, labels and managers the opportunity to submit a non-released music video for consideration of Live Premiere (online release can follow as per usual post-event) at CLIPPED 2024. If successful this requires either filmmaker and/or artist to be available in person at the event for Q+A.

8. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL nor any of the organisers will 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 terms and conditions, will be disqualified and will not be counted.

9. Judging duties will be allocated by the organisers to either or a combination of the following: industry professionals, record label executives, commissioners, individuals, sponsors, filmmakers, musicians and even artists. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL reserves the right to change the format of judging in any way they wish, at any time over due course, whilst striving to recognise the most talented filmmakers and high calibre work.

10. All judging decisions shall be final and binding in all respects on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.

11. All entrants warrant that their entry does not infringe the laws of Australia.

12. By submitting entrants agree that any music video they submit may be used by CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL, its agents and the judges for the purposes of judging the awards and may be viewed at the ceremony without further remuneration.

13. When submitting a work, all entrants acknowledge that their entry is an original piece of work which has been commissioned either directly by the rights holders (artist, label, management or other representative of these), or created for a competition authorised by the rights holders, and does not infringe any third party rights.

14. Final Winners will be announced and receive their awards at either one of the award ceremonies in Sydney on the Saturday 9th March 2024. Anyone who wins and is not there to collect will be able to engage in dialogue for those to be sent in the mail. CLIPPED reserves the right to change the event date if they choose.

15. All entrants shall indemnify the promoter and its agents against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the promoter arising out of or in connection with any breach of the warranties in clauses 11, 13, and 6 of these terms and conditions.

16. Except in the case of personal injury or death arising from its negligence, or in respect of fraud, and so far as is permitted by law, CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL and its associated companies, organisers and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from: a. Changes to, supply of (including, without limitation, prizes which do not reach the intended recipient), or use of the prize; b. Postponement or cancellation of the event; c. Any error or omission by the organisers; and d. Any act or default of any third party supplier, which are beyond the organiser’s reasonable control.

17. By submitting a music video entrants agree that their image, name and likeness may be used by the organisers for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL without additional remuneration.

18. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL will use each winner’s, and each entrant’s, personal details for the purpose of administering this awards.

19. Our 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 thepromoter otherwise.

20. The event and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Australian law. You agree that the courts of Australia shall exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with the CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL.

21. CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any point.

22. The primary organiser is Samuel Bright using the ABN 94978265501

Overall Rating
  • Harrison Lane

    As soon as the music video was completed production, this was the first fest i applied too. Music video is such an awesome medium and Clipped is the best fest highlighting it and celebrating the creativity that goes along with it. Fantastic communication!

    June 2022
  • Michael Hili

    Truly wonderful. Such a generous, insightful and community enriching festival. Beautifully run . Such a loving and encouraging scene.

    May 2022
  • We absolutely love Clipped! As animators who work primarily in music videos it can be difficult to find festivals that suit our work and clipped fills that need. We were thrilled to win best animated music video in 2020 and we will be entering again in the future.
    Besides being a great festival for filmmakers it's also a fantastic festival to go to as an audience member, very well organised by passionate folks.

    February 2021
  • I've been going to the Clipped festival for a number of years now - it's really nice to see an Australian based festival that is so supportive of the local music industry. Aside from the festival itself, you can see the obvious passion behind the team that run it, and they're constantly promoting music videos, the musicians/artists, and the crew members that produce videos. A massive recommendation sent their way. Big love to Clipped!

    December 2020
  • Daniel Swinton

    I had a music video screening at this years instalment of Clipped. The festival organisers did a great job of pulling together an awesome night, full or interesting and diverse films, despite the difficulties surrounding the pandemic. Will be back next year for sure!

    December 2020