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|Best Music Video
|We're looking every month for the best music video. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
|Best Dance Video
|Best Dance Video of the month. There has to be dance in it, but the form is free. You can have only dance, dance and dialogs, serious or not... Beauty of dance is the key-word.
|Best Director for a Music Video
|We're looking every month for the best director for a music video. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
|Best Cinematographer for a Music Video
|We're looking every month for the best DOP/Cinematographer for a music video. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
|Best Animated Music Video
|If your music video is animated, it is the category to submit to. Any style or animation technique. All sorts of animation, stop motion, 2 or 3D. You are allowed to submit, in addition, to Best Director and or Best DOP.
|We're looking every month for the best Editor for a music video. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
|Best Student Music Video
|We're looking every month for the best student music video. Submit here is yo are currently a Student. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Adèle, Septicflesh, Macy Gray, Indochine, Mystery Skull, Vanessa Paradis, Helly Luv... They all submitted to us.
We selected and screened Music Videos starring Joshua Jackson, Danny Trejo, Keira Knightley, Ethan Peck...
We have a Cult Classic section in which we screened David Bowie, Macklemore, Bob Dylan, The Animals, Prince, Noir Désir, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cranberries, Daft Punk...
The Music Video Underground is competition festival exclusively focused on music videos, dance films, animated music videos, and other special stuff made of music and video.
You have music, you have images, and it's not a film ? We want it.
It's bizarre or borderline ? Submit to Best Music Video and we will consider you for free in addition for the BEST SPECIAL STUFF category, our own personal jewels we pick every month. There no limit for this one...
We are looking for all sorts of music videos. We are named the International Music Video Underground.
International means we accept videos from everywhere.
Music means we love music.
Video means you can do anything mixing images with music.
Underground means we are looking for fun, for ideas, for engaged artists, not only big budget productions. It also means we are approachable.
We select Music Videos and dance movies from all over the world and we screen them to give young artists both sides of the camera an opportunity to be noticed for their talents
2016 : took place in Paris
2017 : took place in Los Angeles (Sunset Boulevard)
2018 : took place in Los Angeles (Studio City)
2019 : next annual screening will have the festival back in PARIS.
Matt Beurois (Festival Registrar); Matt Beurois (Festival Registrar)
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 chat 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.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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.