The Music Video Underground is a monthly and annual worldwide competition for music videos, dance films, animated music videos, and other special stuff made music and video.
The festival is currently accepting submissions for its 13th edition (October 2017), and got hundreds of amazing artists to line up, including Adèle, Vanessa Paradis and Macy Gray.
Now listed on http://www.animation-festivals.com/festivals/international-music-video-underground/
The September edition is accepting entries (@12th edition) starting September 1st.
The next annual event and screening will take place in Los Angeles, on May 4th, 2018.
Check our website for more :
2017 Judges for the annual screening are :
Dorian Masson (France), Allie Lane (USA), Jay Sansone (USA), Jean-Paul Frenay (BELGIUM), Piet Baumgartner (SWITZERLAND), Eszter Angyalosy (HUNGARY), Video Rahim (USA) and Daniel Szőke (HUNGARY). More on our website : https://musicvideounderground.wordpress.com/2017-judges/
The annual screening will take place in Los Angele son May 9, 2017.
The Music Video Underground is a festival 100% focused on Music Videos.
After a first edition in Paris, a vibrant venue for culture, with lots of venues for shows, the International Music Video Underground opens up for a second edition.
We select Music Videos and dance movies from all over the world and we screen it to give young artists both sides of the camera to be noticed for their talents.
The International Music Video Underground doesn’t require your music video to be perfect, or signed by a label, or managed by a production company. It requires you did it with all you had and put your heart into it. It requires you tell something with images and music.
Our goal is to screen new talents, people who don’t have the chance to be the son of an important someone, young artists that have to meet audience to grow, creators that want to show what they are capable of.
The Paris International Music Video Underground is part of the TALENT FACTORY platform, that encourages filmmakers to share their work in all genres and films, helping them with various festivals, partnerships, and we have a Talent Agency in Paris and Los Angeles.
We also screen a selection of cult classic music videos. We had in June 2016 David Bowie (Space Odity), Noir Désir (L'Homme Pressé), Prince (Batdance) and The Animals (House of the Rising Sun).
WHERE AND WHEN
The winners of the 2nd and 3rd, and 4th (actual) edition will be optioned to screen in Los Angeles, on May 9th, so let's stay up to it, check our website for more details.
Awards & Prizes
AWARDS are :
Best Music Video
Best director for a music video
Best cinematographer / director of photography for a music video
Best Animated Music Video
Each edition may also have, depending on the submissions :
Best Special Stuff
Submitting to any category, you also will be considered by the festival to potentially win Best Performer or Best Special Stuff. It's free.
Rules & Terms
When submitting to the DOP category, please DO FILL THE NAME OF THE DOP / CINEMATOGRAPHER into the credits section.
We accept Music Video, Dance Films from all nationalities.
Each category requires its entry fee.
Your work has to be independent.
Your Music Video may be a music video intended for a band, but also a music video you edited with existing footage or existing music.
Your work must be under 10 minutes.
We do NO accept documentaries about music.
Your work may include some dialog parts, if these are not preeminent in the final edit.
If there is a long and a short edit of your work, please submit with the short one. If selected, we'll tchat with you about the best version to screen.
Works in progress are not accepted.
We only accept online digital submissions.
We accept any form : live, animation, stop-motion... As long a music and video make it a Music Video.
The festival is the one and only to choose which award category you may fit in.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
The festival organizers may refuse any illegal, non-artistic, fake, false, incomplete entries.
The festival do NOT take care of travel nor accommodation expenses. We can give you good adresses of hotels in a walking distance to the festival.