Paris International Music Video Underground (14)


16 Nov 2017
Call for entries

19 Nov 2017
Standard deadline

29 Nov 2017
Late deadline

29 Nov 2017
Festival closed

31 Mar 2018
Notification date

04 May 2018
04 May 2018


13 rue Chevert,  75007, Paris, Paris, France

Festival description
Music Vide
Short film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 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 
 Short Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 04 May 2018      Festival end: 04 May 2018

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.

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.


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

AWARDS are :

Best Music Video
Best Dance
Best Performer
Best Special


Best director
Best director of photography

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.



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