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Once a Week Online Film Festival Call for Entries

Once a Week Online Film Festival is now showing all shorts up to 30 minutes including music videos and trailers, we've added an audience award and more. No entry fee, any genre accepted, no completion date, submissions are always open.

Music for All at Titanic International Film Festival

  2012 Titanic International Film Festival has a very strong selection of tour docs. Neil Young Journeys is the third documentary Oscar-winner director (The Silence of the Lambs) Jonathan Demme has made with his old friend, genius of American folk rock, Canadian Neil Young, on his solo tour in 2011. Never Make It Home documents Kirk Rundstrom's last months. The hell-raising lead singer/guitarist of Wichita "insurgent country" band Split Lip Rayfield was diagnosed with termin...


 by Robert BarryThe competition was stiff. Amongst the other nominees were Herbie Hancock’s ‘Rockit’, Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, the Tobe Hooper-directed clip for Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’, and the epic $500,000 mini-movie of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. But the first ever MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year went to the number 7 hit, ‘You Might Think’ from Bostonian new-wavers, The Cars.Opening in a computer-generated apartment with...

We are Diminished Frame

We are a community of musicians and film-makers on a path to create as many quality films and music videos as we humanly can. So far, since Diminished Frame's inception in June 2011, we have shot 5 music videos, released 2, and more are sure to come. Find us and like us on Facebook ...

Music Video Critique: Handsome Furs - "What About Us"

Français German Here at ÉCU we haven’t shied away from bringing you awesome music videos that also tread that very thin (and much discussed) line between art and erotica. After ‘Baby Baby Baby’ and ‘Bombay’, a video that pushed the boundaries even further caught our eye: The new Handsome Furs video for  ‘What About Us’, directed by Scott Coffey. Warning: Extremely NSFW. Seriously, unless you work in the porn industry, or your boss is a liberal...

LA Music Video Festival: rookie fest out this month

After many months of preparation, a postponement of the event from october to january, some promo help from (bills unpaid alas) the first annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) will finally take place Sunday, January 23rd, at the Downtown Independent Theater. Concert and after-party will follow at The Echoplex with LA favorites, Voxhaul Broadcast and Black Apples. Out of over 200 submissions from 16 different countries, finalists were selected to participate in stude...

2011 Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts Competition Call for Entries

The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts Competition has officially opened our call for entries and will accept submissions internationally of short length films and feature and short length scripts in any and all genres including documentary, horror, experimental, animation, Religious/Spiritual, Gay/Lesbian and all genre of music videos for our 2011 festival, November 10, 2011 to November 19, 2011.   The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is internationally re...

Making The Girl Dance: Guerilla Videos at Their Best

by Marc Rickenbach Baby, Baby, Baby Kill me French duo Make the Girl Dance pretty much make it clear that they deserve the award for best use of a marketing budget. In the age of the flip-cam, iMovie and all the other cheap filmmaking paraphernalia that is too easy to get your hands on and use, music videos continue to cost labels a boat-ton of cash for over-the-top productions that more often than not fail to balance the books. Who knows why, but it’s the ca...

Going Underground. Filming on the Paris Metro with Paul Bryan

By Claire Leonard, ÉCU Writer Underground systems throughout the world have long held a magnetic attraction for filmmakers.  Be it the perpetual bustle of commuters, the transient nature of encounters, the stark strip-lighting or the endless labyrinthine, white-tiled corridors –there is a quality which brings filmmakers time and time again underground into these man-made environments to explore our inner lives. Earlier this year, the young filmmaker Paul Bryan captu...

Tezenis Video Contest: How to Participate and win up to 21.000 € !!!

This brand new Video Contest, produced by 242 MovieTv together with Calzedonia s.p.a., a leading brand of underwear in Italy and Europe, offers filmmakers and video artists a unique opportunity of expressing their talent. All you need to do is produce a 30 to 90 seconds short film that focuses on Talent. Be aware, though, that Tezenis is not looking for an ad or a commercial, but starting with this video contest a new communicative strategy that may include your work and award y...

Tony Murnahan: An Indie Filmmaker

    Tony Murnahan is a young, Fayetteville-based filmmaker who has already lived multiple lives. After retiring from touring in rock bands, his buddy Joe Stauffer helped Tony transition into producing multi-angle, live, rock videos for local NC bands. Tony sold much of his musical equipment so he could afford the very basics needed for creating videos. Thus Murnahan’s own production company, Stwrongtone Media, was born. After filming countless live performances,...

Los Angeles Music Video Festival Presents: ALL YOUR FRIENDS video showcase

The Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) will bring together and celebrate the independent music and independent film communities of L.A. like never before. ALL YOUR FRIENDS is our brand-new monthly series: an hour-long showcase of local sound and color--music videos from up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians in the L.A. area; including world-premieres and one-of-a-kind live performances. This moth's event will take place Sunday, June 27th, and will feature the lovely and t...

Los Angeles Music Video Festival


Third Annual Los Angeles Music Video Festival will run May 1st-4th, 2013.

Submission deadline is February 15th.


Music videos are powerful creative units that serve many purposes. They are marketing tools for bands, promotional reels for filmmakers, storytelling experiments...they are perhaps the most flexible, visceral and accessible film format, purely focused on the combination of sound and image. And yet, music videos have all but disappeared from television, even as the number of music videos being produced has burgeoned. YouTube, Vimeo and MySpace may "house" videos, but there is less and less opportunity for videos to be showcased and celebrated. A precious few receive the attention they deserve.


The Los Angeles Music Video Festival exists with one purpose: to celebrate the art of the music video. While many film festivals have music video categories, there was no annual live festival in the United States (and only a handful in the world) dedicated to the format 100%. LAMVF provides a unique opportunity for aspiring musicians and aspiring filmmakers to showcase their music videos. More importantly, the Festival will bring together the independent music and independent film communities of Los Angeles in a celebration of local musical talent and creativity like never before.


After two great years, the Los Angeles Music Video Festival (LAMVF) is thrilled to announce it's 3rd Annual festival will be held over four evenings at the beautiful Downtown Independent Theater May 1-4, 2013.  If you make music, make videos, like music videos or know anyone who does, come be a part of the movement to save music videos.


Festival Info:

Price - $25

Next Festival Dates - 05/01/13 - 05/04/13


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Film submission amount - $25 -$30

Film call for entry deadline - 02/15/13

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Inaugural Los Angeles Music Video Festival

Music videos are powerful creative units that serve many purposes. They are marketing tools for bands, promotional reels for filmmakers, storytelling experiments...they are perhaps the most flexible, visceral and accessible film format, purely focused on the combination of sound and image. And yet, music videos have all but disappeared from television, even as the number of music videos being produced has burgeoned. Youtube, Vimeo and MySpace may "house" videos, but there is less and...

Lumière d'espoir

Director: Victor Muh.
A girl finds a door.


    CrazeTV CRAZE is a premier Music & Entertainment channel, broadcasting a gigantic selection of videos covering: Music Clips from the biggest artists Interviews & Gossip Exclusive Urban Music Shows Behind the Scenes with Artists & Bands Music Documentaries Live Concerts - recorded as well as live events broadcasted over the web, ...

SoundTrack_Cologne 6.0 · 19-22 November 2009 calling for submissions

Calling for Music Documentaries, Artistic Films about Music and Musicians, and Music Videos Deadline for the submission of music documentaries, artistic films about music and musicians, and music videos for the programme of films featured as part of SEE THE SOUND at SoundTrack_Cologne 6.0: 15 September 20009 Since its inception, SoundTrack_Cologne 6.0 - the German conference on music and sound in film and the media - has developed into the leading platform for music in film and the medi...

Call for Entries - Dallas Video Festival

CALLING ALL FILM AND VIDEO MAKERSENTER THE 21st ANNUAL DALLAS VIDEO FESTIVAL NOW CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 21st DALLAS VIDEO FESTIVAL:Video Association of Dallas presents the 21st annual Dallas Video Festival to be held at the Angelika Film Center, located at 5321 East Mockingbird Lane in Mockingbird Station on October 3-5, 2008. Categories include: documentary, experimental video, video art, narrative fiction, music video, other, and installation. June 6 is the early deadline, August ...

Want to be a Filmmaker?

Making films is a great way to express yourself creatively, work within a fun industry and also make a living while you’re at it. So how do you get into this industry? The answer is often much easier than people think. At a Spike Less conference in Toronto conference a couple of years ago, Mr. Lee addressed this very question from an ambitious film student. This film student stood up and asked her question about breaking into the film industry. It seemed that no matter how hard she searched ...

Record entries, wider reach for focal awards: the nominees are...

200 entries, including first-time nominations from China, Finland, Israel and Hungary were submitted for the third annual FOCAL International Awards in association with APTN Library, celebrating the use of archive footage and images.The total was an increase of 10 per cent over last year with the UK, France, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy and Canada accounting for most of the submissions.An international jury has now whittled down the nominations to the best three in 14 categories with the winne...

The iPod Video Film Festival coming soon to your iPod

Coming soon to a small screen near you: The iPod Video Film Festival. The Flux ( announced today the opening of The Flux iPod Film Festival, an online film festival/competition of content formatted for the iPod.Visitors to the site can download the films for playback on their computers or iPod video, then vote for their favorite video. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: student film, indie film, family clip, and best music video."The iPod video has people yearning for fun,...

RESFEST Montréal 1st edition calls for a second

RESFEST is thrilled with the success of its 1st edition in Montreal, which took place November 25-27 at Ex-Centris. More than 3500 people (over 90% of screenings were sold-out!) showed up for an exciting and diverse program of shorts, music videos, animation and features from around the world. The attendance of prestigious guests Stéphane Sednaoui and Michel Gondry to launch the festival was a very privileged moment, especially when the two film makers shared their visions of the cinema and the...

Resfest stops in Montréal

RESFEST The best shorts, animation, music videos, motion graphics and features.Coming to Montreal November 25 – 27 at Ex-Centris RESFEST is coming to Montreal! The global film & video extravaganza, RESFEST 2005 is traveling to 35 cities on six continents for its ninth annual international tour and, for the first time, will be presented in Montreal. The RESFEST Montreal team, which includes Victor Shiffman (Transform Media), Yanick Letourneau (Périphéria productions), programmer Danny Lennon ...

Terrorists, Communists and Giant Cockroaches Scoop Footage Awards

Top honours in the second annual FOCAL Footage Awards have gone to programmes on subjects ranging from perceptions of terrorism to visualisations of an Olympic Games for animals.The awards, sponsored by APTN Library, recognise the use of archive footage in the media. They were announced at a ceremony at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in London, and presented by renowned film-maker Lord Puttnam.Two of the most highly contested categories were for the use of footage in Current Aff...

Oulu Music Video Festival to open soon in Finland

The Oulu Music Video Festival & Air Guitar World Championships inFinland will take place for the 11th time between 25th and 29th August.Music on the screens and at the clubs, with and without guitars.OMVF PROUDLY PRESENTS: FILM & VIDEO PROGRAMMEThe film and video programme sniffs out the trends and shakes themusic-filled memory slots of mankind. The Music Video Festival hascompiled not only Finnish videos and films but also internationalproductions into special screenings. Metal lovers are treat...


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