Music Video Underground ()



01 Dec 2017
Call for entries

10 Dec 2017
Early deadline

20 Dec 2017
Standard deadline

29 Dec 2017
Late deadline

30 Dec 2017
Festival closed

31 Dec 2017
Notification date

04 May 2018
04 May 2018


913 N Formosa Avenue,  90046, Los Angeles, California, United States

Festival description
Music Videos
Short Films 10'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Any language
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We accept Music Video, Dance Films from all nationalities.

Your work must be under 10 minutes.

Festival start: 04 May 2018      Festival end: 04 May 2018

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.

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).

The winners of the 2nd and third (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 are :

Best Music Video
Best Animated Music Video
Best Dance
Best Director for a music video
Best Cinematographer / Director of Photography for a music video

Each edition may also have, depending on the submissions :
Best Performer
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.

We accept Music Video, Animated Music Video and 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.



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