15th Annual

International Music Video Underground

September 16, 2019 to September 17, 2019

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
Boulevard Poissonnière
Paris 75002
France
Phone: +33629533510
parismusicvideounderground@gmail.com
https://musicvideounderground.wo...

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Best Music Video of the Month
We're looking every month for the best music video.
Monthly pick => last day of each month we pick the winner and announce them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.
(Example : if you submit your music video during April, you will be in consideration to win "Best Music Video of April". Results the last day of April.)
You can submit to multiple categories or resubmit every month.
Monthly picks do not screen during the annual event.
If you want to screen in Paris, September 2019: submit to any annual category.
Best Dance Video of the Month
We're looking every month for the best dance video.
Monthly pick => last day of each month we pick the winner and announce them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.
(Example : if you submit your dance video during April, you will be in consideration to win "Best Dance Video of April". Results the last day of April.)
You can submit to multiple categories or resubmit every month.
Monthly picks do not screen during the annual event.
If you want to screen in Paris, September 2019: submit to any annual category.
Best Director of the Month
We're looking every month for the best director for a music video.
Monthly pick => last day of each month we pick the winner and announce them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.
(Example : if you submit your music video during April, you will be in consideration to win "Best Director of April". Results the last day of April.)
You can submit to multiple categories or resubmit every month.
Monthly picks do not screen during the annual event.
If you want to screen in Paris, September 2019: submit to any annual category.
Best Cinematographer of the Month
We're looking every month for the best DOP/Cinematographer for a music video.
Monthly pick => last day of each month we pick the winner and announce them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.
(Example : if you submit your music video during April, you will be in consideration to win "Best Music Video of April". Results the last day of April.)
You can submit to multiple categories or resubmit every month.
Monthly picks do not screen during the annual event.
If you want to screen in Paris, September 2019: submit to any annual category.
Best Animated Music Video of the Month
We're looking every month for the best animated music video (2D, 3D or stop motion)
Monthly pick => last day of each month we pick the winner and announce them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.
(Example : if you submit your animated music video during April, you will be in consideration to win "Best Animated Music Video of April". Results the last day of April.)
You can submit to multiple categories or resubmit every month.
Monthly picks do not screen during the annual event.
If you want to screen in Paris, September 2019: submit to any annual category.
Best Editor of the Month
We're looking every month for the best Editor for a music video.
Monthly pick => last day of each month we pick the winner and announce them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.
(Example : if you submit your music video during April, you will be in consideration to win "Best Editor April". Results the last day of April.)
You can submit to multiple categories or resubmit every month.
Monthly picks do not screen during the annual event.
If you want to screen in Paris, September 2019: submit to any annual category.
Best Student Music Video of the Year
We're looking for the best student music video of the year. Submit here is yo are currently a Student. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
Best Music Video of the Year
We're looking for the best music video of the year. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
Winners will be considered for screening in Paris, September, 2019.
Best Dance Video of the Year
Best Dance Video of the year. 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.
Winners will be considered for screening in Paris, September, 2019.
Best Animated Video of the Year
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.
Winners will be considered for screening in Paris, September, 2019.
Best Director of the Year
We're looking for the best director of the year, for a music video.
You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
Winners will be considered for screening in Paris, September, 2019.
Best Cinematographer of the Year
We're looking for the best DOP/Cinematographer of the year, for a music video. You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
Winners will be considered for screening in Paris, September, 2019.
Best Editor of the Year
We're looking for the best editor of the year, for a music video.
You can submit only to this category, or to multiple categories.
Winners will be considered for screening in Paris, September, 2019.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

OUR MOTO

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...

You want a result by the last day of the month : pick a monthly category.
You want to compete for the big screening in Paris : pick any other category.

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.
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WHY SUBMIT TO US ?
– high level competition
– open mind : everyone may use music & video and mix them together their way
– A-list speakers, keynote speakers, talks and QnAs
– international Judges
– The Grand Rex is the biggest movie theater in Europe.
- we are budget friendly
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Awards & Prizes
AWARD certificates are distributed for all categories.

Monthly picks => last day of each month we pick the winner and publicize them. Winners get a digital certificate and the full social network promotion.

Submitting to any category, you may also will be considered by the festival to potentially win Best Performer or Best Special Stuff. It's free.

ORGANIZERS

Matt Beurois (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

[WARNING]
Guys, when you submit to Best DOP and/or Best Editor : you must add the name of the editor and of the DP in your credits, in the FilmFreeway listing, in the "credits" category.
If not, you are just submitting ghosts, and you will be disqualified.

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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.


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.