The Austin Music Video Festival showcases the best (and weirdest!) music videos from all over the world. Submit your video (from ANY YEAR and ANYWHERE) for a chance to win awards, cash prizes, and get screened on the big screens and world stage of Austin, Texas!

New categories, prizes, awards, and judges below!

Awards & Prizes

● Video of the Year (2017) **$500 Prize!!!
● The "Alright, Alright, Alright" Award (Best Austin Music Video) **$500!!!
● Keepin’ It Weird Award (Best Experimental)
● Best Music-Driven Commercial / promotional video **NEW**
● Best Performance (actor or band) **NEW**
● Best Violent Video Award **NEW**
● Funniest Video Award **NEW**
● Best Narrative
● Overachiever Award (**Students**)
● Instant Classic (Best video from 1975 ­- 2016)
● Best Interactive (e.g. Virtual Reality, Browser-based, etc.)
● Most Visionary
● Best Cinematography
● Best Director
● Best Art Direction
● Best Animation / Mixed Media
● Best Visual Effects

AWARD JUDGES

● Rebecca Campbell (Executive Director of Austin Film Society)
● Terry Lickona (Executive Producer of Austin City Limits, Co-producer of The GRAMMYs)
● Graham Reynolds (Composer for Golden Hornet Project, Before Midnight, A Scanner Darkly)
● Robin Lambaria (Director of Marfa Film Festival)
● Alex Vallejo (Co-producer of Pachanga Latino Music Festival, Vallejo, Austin Music Foundation)
● Jon Lurie (The Wild Honey Pie, NYC)
● Marc Fort (Texas Music Office)
● PJ Raval (University of Texas, RTF Professor)
● Lauren Kinsler (University of Texas, RTF Professor)
● Simon Katz (Republic Records)
● Caroline Bottomley (Radar Awards, UK)
● Jean Lauer (Cine Las Americas International Film Festival)

Rules & Terms

IMPORTANT Rules & Terms

01. The awards are open for music video production companies, agencies, directors, producers, record companies, artists and other professionals working with music video production age 13 or older.
a. Music Videos can be ANY LENGTH / from ANY YEAR.
b. Student Submissions must be accompanied by a current student ID (2016 or 2017).
c. Acceptance may only guarantee screening OR award nomination.

The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of participants and check their identity in accordance with our privacy policy.

02. Participants can attend with one or several music videos and every music video can be nominated for more than one award.

03. Each category is open for music videos that have been submitted to the Austin Music Video Awards from: Oct 1st, 2016 to July 22, 2017.

04. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for network, computer hardware or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending of your music video or registration. Incomplete registration that doesn't meet the requirements of these conditions will be disqualified.

05. All music videos submitted will first be reviewed and nominated by AMVFest. These nominations will be collated and the videos with the highest score will go to the second round. In the second round, a selected group of judges will judge who receive the prize. They can reallocate a video into a different category.

06. The winning entry in each category will show the necessary artistic quality, creative contributions and technical skills in line with the category’s requirements.

07. All the Winners will be announced and receive their trophy at the awards ceremony that will take place at the Austin Music Video Festival in September 2016. Winners who can’t show up, have to send a representative to receive the award. A list of winners will be published on the website and stay there as long as the Austin Music Video Festival.

08. All entrants warrant and undertake that they have obtained all relevant rights and written. Permission from individuals featured in the entry.

09. All participants warrant that their movie does not violate federal law.

10. By submitting the music video permits participants that the Austin Music 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 Austin Music Video Festival.

11. The Promoter may use the information participants provide to contact participants regarding their products and services.

12. Promoter’s Anthony Erickson, Samantha Gallion and Jeremy Roye reserve the right to modify these terms.

13. Not all submissions are guaranteed acceptance. AMVFest retains the right to accept or decline any submission.

14. There are NO REFUNDS. Thanks for your understanding.

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    Diego Lozano

    I've shown my films in the fest for 2 years and also interned with the fest in 2016. First off, the people that run the fest are excellent, not only do they ensure that the whole festival is a blast, (live music, awesome venues, great selections/prizes, after parties) every single submission is watched by very dedicated curators to ensure that every film submitted gets an equal shot! This festival is excellent to expose your projects to the world, share amazing moments with fellow film makers, and see what the world is doing in our beloved music video land. This is the start of something great, be a part!!!

    February 2017
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    Lauren Bruno

    Austin Music Video Festival is a very important pilar in the Austin Community. It has raised the standard of the music industry and provided huge opportunities for artists. Austin music video festival is a platform to propel artists and their art. I LOVE THIS FESTIVAL! THE BEST!- Lauren

    February 2017
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    John Valley

    You'd be a fool not to submit...No seriously. Austin, TX is among the "biggies" for the music & film industries. Right? I know I don't pocket much in cash when I do a music video so I (most of us) do it for love of the game. So why not give your little babies a chance to shine in front of hungry and passionate makers like yourself? I've met more collaborators at this fest than all the others I've been to (35 different ones to be exact). It's a small price to pay to support your creative endeavors and network. Do it. Don't be lazy.

    January 2017
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    Zachary Scott

    I've screened two years at this festival, and I'm getting ready to submit again. I think it's a must do if you have a music video! They have awesome categories to fit into, killer events and a badass award ceremony that turns into a rad party, that's perfect for networking. At last years fest, I got to meet some other like minded filmmakers who I now collaborate with all the time. I'm looking forward to the next one!

    January 2017
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    Stephen Mlinarcik

    AMVF proved to be a unique and engaging film festival, hosted by passionate creatives fostering both a grassroots and international community of filmmakers. I truly enjoyed the variety of screenings and consistent opportunities to network in a friendly and exciting environment. Here's to next year!

    September 2016