Music Video Underground (4)


01 Jul 2018
Call for entries

01 Aug 2018
Early deadline

30 Jan 2019
Standard deadline

01 May 2019
Late deadline

31 Jul 2019
Festival closed

05 Aug 2019
Notification date

16 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019


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

Festival description
Music Videos
Short film festival 10'<

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  10'<
 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: 16 September 2019      Festival end: 17 September 2019

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.

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.

Best Special Stuff =>submit to any category and you'll be considered for Best Special Stuff in addition. For Free.

Festival's pick => the festival's management may pick this one, when they want to, if they want to.

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.

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.
If not, you are just submitting ghosts, and you will be disqualified.

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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