Annual Best of the Best Competition

The International Music Video Underground is a monthly competition, with monthly winners.

Since our inception, we run an annual Best of the Best competition, ending with a screening in Paris (June 2016), Los Angeles (Echo Park, May 5th, 2017), and Los Angeles (Studio City, May 2nd, 2018).

Annual event, screening and awards
took place May 2, 2018 – doors 7:30PM
Two Roads Theater, Studio City, Los Angeles 4348 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

2018 annual laurels













All the winners of all categories (except Christmas Special) are automatically qualified, for free, for the Annual Best of the Best.

Each category has its winners, and so a chance to win again,

with a new laurel different than the monthly one.

For the 2018 screening, here are the Music Videos and artists in competition :

Best Music Video of the year

April 2017 : Mike Perry – The Ocean, directed by Jimi Drosinos, GREECE

May 2017 : Gents-Brother, DENMARK

June 2017 : Did You Realy Say No, ISRAEL

July 2017 : The Passengers, directed by Nicolas Mongin, FRANCE

August 2017 : Fawn, directed by Anuk Rohde, GERMANY

September 2017 : Septicflesh, Portrait of a headless man, directed by Jon Simvonis, GREECE

October 2017 : La Saison directed by MaKé, FRANCE

November 2017 : Glendale, directed by Sean Wehrli, USA

December 2017 : KCPK – The End, directed by Loïc Andrieu, FRANCE WINNER Best of the Best Music Video of 2018








January 2018 : All the Same – Story Untold, directed by Alexandre Richard, CANADA

February 2018 : Faded Away – Nite Bites, directed by Clément Oberto, FRANCE

Mars 2018 : Ice Teens – Maude Geffray, directed by Thomas Vernay, FRANCE


Best Director of the year

April 2017 : Elia Petridis for “The Lost Sky” – Jesca Hoop, USA &, ex-aequo : Virgilio Villoresi for Golden Light, ITALY

May 2017 : Lukasz Pytlik for Nineveh’s Burning, JAPAN

June 2017 : James Millar for Rythm of my drum, UK WINNER Best of the Best director of 2018







July 2017 : Brock Daubert for Moon Blues, AUSTRALIA

August 2017 : Youri Fernandez for Variation on How Many BPM ?, FRANCE

September 2017 : The Bardos for Voodoo Dance, FRANCE, & ex-aequo : Benjamin Pollack for Not All Who Wander Are Lost, USA

October 2017 : Etienne Fu-Le Saulnier for Stardust by Next Is Best, FRANCE

November 2017 : Adam J. El-Sharawy for Oohs and Ahhs, UK

December 2017 : Nico Schmied for Brotherlove, SWITZERLAND

January 2018 : All the Same – Story Untold, directed by Alexandre Richard, CANADA

February 2018 : Zuzanna Plisz for Solicitous, POLAND

Mars 2018 : Lasse Noer and Lasse Tvilum Toft for Overwerk – Reign, CANADA

Best DOP of the year

April 2017 : Luke Jacobs for Seramic – I Got You, UK

May 2017 : Carlos Garcia for Winter Delirium, CANADA

June 2017 : José Luis Bernal for Stop Us, UK

July 2017 : Marcin Łaskawiec for Storm, POLAND

August 2017 : Nyck Maftum for Confission Johaine, BRAZIL

September 2017 : Juan Carlos Lelo de Larrea for Responsibilities, directed by Juan Carlos Lelo de Larrea, MEXICO

October 2017 : Miska Karioja for Fireproven – Shine feat. Noora Louhimo, FINLAND

November 2017 : Khris Burton for Pull Up, MARTINIQUE

December 2017 : Greyson A. Welch for Crystalized, USA

January 2018 : Seth Lopez for Alex – Youth, ft. Rachel McAlpine, USA

February 2018 : Tony Luu for Audio Force One – Black Eyes, AUSTRALIA WINNER Best of the Best DOP of 2018




Mars 2018 : Joe Douglas for Cello, UK

Best Dance Video of the year

April 2017 : Confidence, directed by Yulian Baryshnikov, RUSSIA, & ex-aequo : Pati, directed by Nase Foai, AUSTRALIA

May 2017 : Air Private, directed by Aude Cardinaud, FRANCE

June 2017 : Tato Quesada – Bailar (feat. Pranz), COSTA RICA

July 2017 : White Man by Macy Gray, directed by Fatima Andrade Koehler, USA

August 2017 : Ansel’s Elgar by Lynn Harrell, directed by Alexander Craven, USA

September 2017 : Slumber in the Skies, directed by Amiel Kestenbaum, UK

October 2017 : The Wayward Wind directed by Steve Delahoyde, Monica Thomas, USA WINNER Best of the Best Dance video of 2018

November 2017 : Guni Guni – Bones,  directed by Robert Clyde Grima, USA

December 2017 : Akasha, directed by Sean Wirz, SWITZERLAND

January 2018 : Mala Maña (flawed knack), directed by Johan Verhook and Juan Urgell, MEXICO

February 2018 : Darlings, directed by Kyle Morck, USA

Mars 2018 : Triole, directed by Aslı Umut Demirbilek, UK

Best Animated Music Video of the year

April 2017 : Addison Groove – Changa, directed by Vector Meldrew, UK

May 2017 : Save Me, directed by Oriol Puig, SPAIN WINNER Best of the Best Animated Music Video of 2018

June 2017 : no selection this month.

July 2017 : Trump et, directed by Amin Haghshenas, IRAN

August 2017 : After, directed by Katie Sung Lee, USA

September 2017 : Sex Music: Beak, directed by Paloma Baeza, UK

October 2017 : A better person directed by Claudia Olivadese, Vincenzo Lazzaro, ITALY

November 2017 : Sola, directed by Jonathan Nix, AUSTRALIA

December 2017 : Le château magique, directed by Guilhem Desq, FRANCE

January 2018 : Mystery Skulls – Endlessly, directed by Double Ninja, USA

February 2018 : Kill The Beast, directed by Mathilde Kitteh, FRANCE

Mars 2018 : Hole In The Universe, directed by Marta Kacprzak, POLAND

Best Special Stuff of the year

April 2017 : No selection this month.

May 2017 : I Killed Them Both, directed by Stanley Sievers, USA

June 2017 : Trains Poppy Acroyd – radio cut, UK

July 2017 : UnDragged Summer, directed by Artur Medina, Giselle Dias, BRAZIL

August 2017 : Morsen – Federspiel, directed by Jessyca R. Hauser and Simon Spitzer, AUSTRIA

September 2017 : 66 Movie Dance Scenes Mashup with Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, directed by Marcin Nowohoński, POLAND

October 2017 : Can’t Move directed by Aćim Vasić, SERBIA

November 2017 : Mirrors, directed by Manfred Borsch, GERMANY WINNER Best of the Best Special Stuff of 2018

December 2017 : Golden Age, directed by Frederic D’Ascoli and Annabelle Faustin, FRANCE

January 2018 : In A Tree Full of Rain, directed by Zak Seidman, USA

February 2018 : Little Big – Lolly Bomb, directed by Alina Pasok and Ilia Prusiki, RUSSIA

Mars 2018 : Saga, directed by Max Stührk and Jannik Tesch, GERMANY

Best Editor being a new category, it qualitifies for the 2019 annual.