Welcome to the Music Video Underground International Festival.

CC 2017

Every year we screen a totally subjective selection of a bunch of Cult Classic Music Videos.

This year, our Judges and our Music Video Underground Team got all their ideas in a big boiling bowl, and here is the 2017 list :

Daft Punk – Around the World

Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege

April 2017

Here are the nominees for all the categories for the April 2017 session.

This session is the first one to open competition to the 2018 screening.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER

Mike Perry – The Ocean, directed by Jimi Drosinos, GREECE

FINALISTS

Spell on You, directed by Pablo Lozano, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Mike Perry – The Ocean, directed by Jimi Drosinos, GREECE

SEMI-FINALISTS

If I were you, directed by Trenton Lumpkin, USA

Youth – Daughter, directed by Daniel Chan, CHINA

Kooly – Esclave, directed by Guilhem Coulibaly, FRANCE

Spell on You, directed by Pablo Lozano, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Feel Me Now, directed by Brandon Somerhalder and Audrey Rosenburg, USA

Mike Perry – The Ocean, directed by Jimi Drosinos, GREECE

Moments, directed by Daniela ZOE Croci, USA

QUARTER FINALISTS

Oracle, directed by Jessica Batson, USA

If I were you, directed by Trenton Lumpkin, USA

Youth – Daughter, directed by Daniel Chan, CHINA

Ragamuffin, directed by John Byron Hanby IV, USA

Kooly – Esclave, directed by Guilhem Coulibaly, FRANCE

Burn Six Feet, directed by Jay Adams, USA

Spell on You, directed by Pablo Lozano, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Feel Me Now, directed by Brandon Somerhalder and Audrey Rosenburg, USA

Mike Perry – The Ocean, directed by Jimi Drosinos, GREECE

Moments, directed by Daniela ZOE Croci, USA

Globes – Shirley House, directed by Tina Romero, USA

BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER

Elia Petridis for “The Lost Sky” – Jesca Hoop, USA

even with

Virgilio Villoresi for Golden Light, ITALY

FINALISTS

Virgilio Villoresi for Golden Light, ITALY

Elia Petridis for “The Lost Sky” – Jesca Hoop, USA

Trifun Sitnikovski for Funk Shui – Arhetip, MACEDONIA

SEMI-FINALISTS

Virgilio Villoresi for Golden Light, ITALY

Sam Lara for Lilt – Wait No More, AUSTRALIA

Elia Petridis for “The Lost Sky” – Jesca Hoop, USA

Trifun Sitnikovski for Funk Shui – Arhetip, MACEDONIA

QUARTER FINALISTS

Virgilio Villoresi for Golden Light, ITALY

Sam Lara for Lilt – Wait No More, AUSTRALIA

Elia Petridis for “The Lost Sky” – Jesca Hoop, USA

Trifun Sitnikovski for Funk Shui – Arhetip, MACEDONIA

Julien Sauvalle for Lacrimosa, USA

Clint Lewis for Speed of the Stars – The Archaelogist, AUSTRALIA

BEST DOP / CINEMATOGRAPHER

WINNER

Luke Jacobs for Seramic – I Got You, UK

FINALISTS

Daniel Kalach for Funk Shui – Arhetip, MACEDONIA

Luke Jacobs for Seramic – I Got You, UK

SEMI-FINALISTS

Daniel Kalach for Funk Shui – Arhetip, MACEDONIA

Luke Jacobs for Seramic – I Got You, UK

Daniel Chan for Youth – Daughter, CHINA

QUARTER FINALISTS

Ryan Fitzgerald for “The Lost Sky” – Jesca Hoop, USA

Daniel Kalach for Funk Shui – Arhetip, MACEDONIA

Klaus Schwarzenberger for Home, AUSTRIA

Luke Jacobs for Seramic – I Got You, UK

Daniel Chan for Youth – Daughter, CHINA

???? for Speed of the Stars – The Archaelogist, AUSTRALIA

Disqualified for not responding on time to the festival.

 

BEST ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER

Addison Groove – Changa, directed by Vector Meldrew, UK

FINALISTS

Addison Groove – Changa, directed by Vector Meldrew, UK

Mr Shady, directed by Henrik Sundström and Mia-Irene Sundqvist, FINLAND

SEMI-FINALISTS

Addison Groove – Changa, directed by Vector Meldrew, UK

Mr Shady, directed by Henrik Sundström and Mia-Irene Sundqvist, FINLAND

Meteora, directed by Francesco Pontiggia, ITALY

Smile, directed by Jordan Glickman, USA

QUARTER FINALISTS

Addison Groove – Changa, directed by Vector Meldrew, UK

Smile, directed by Jordan Glickman, USA

Mr Shady, directed by Henrik Sundström and Mia-Irene Sundqvist, FINLAND

Meteora, directed by Francesco Pontiggia, ITALY

Black Bird, directed by Haonan Wang, USA

BEST DANCE

WINNER

Confidence, directed by Yulian Baryshnikov, RUSSIA

even with

Pati, directed by Nase Foai, AUSTRALIA

FINALISTS

Confidence, directed by Yulian Baryshnikov, RUSSIA

Pati, directed by Nase Foai, AUSTRALIA

SEMI-FINALISTS

Nnormal, directed by Marisa Diamond, USA

Confidence, directed by Yulian Baryshnikov, RUSSIA

Pati, directed by Nase Foai, AUSTRALIA

Throes, directed by Jay Adams, USA

QUARTER FINALISTS

Nnormal, directed by Marisa Diamond, USA

Confidence, directed by Yulian Baryshnikov, RUSSIA

Bonelang – Michelada, directed by Samy Sabh & DW McCraven, USA

Pati, directed by Nase Foai, AUSTRALIA

Throes, directed by Jay Adams, USA

Jaaam, directed by Matt Luck, USA

There is no “Special Stuff” category this month.

Please let it go way more out of the box next session ^^

 

About

The Music Video Underground is a festival 100% focused on Music Videos.
The very first edition took place in 2016 in Paris, a vibrant venue for culture.

In 2017, the International Music Video Underground opens up for a second upgraded 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.

We run a monthly competition, an we organize an annual event with award ceremony. Every music video and artist winning on a monthly edition goes straight to the annual selection. No additional fee, no nothing.

If you win a monthly edition, you got get you certificate proving you won. If you win again at the best of the best of the year, that means you won twice with only one submission.

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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.

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OUR TEAM
The Paris International Music Video Underground is part of the TALENT FACTORY platform, that encourages filmmakers to share their work in all genres and films, helping them with various festivals, partnerships. We have a Talent Agency in Paris, and a branch in Los Angeles.

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WHERE AND WHEN
The next annual screening event will take place in Los Angeles, on May 5th, at the Echo Park Film Center, right on Sunset Boulevard.

Stay tuned for the program to come.