On 13 May 2017, the winners of the 19th MuVi Award for the best German Music Video will be chosen at the 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Submissions will be accepted until 15 February 2017. The MuVi Award goes to the directors for the best visualisation of a piece of music. Prizes worth a total of 3,500 euros will be awarded. Submissions must be produced in Germany to be eligible.
The MuVi Award is not about musical quality or stars in exotic settings but about the most interesting, surprising and exciting visualisations of a piece of music. Every year, the festival selects a shortlist of 10 to 12 candidates from an average of 200 submissions. The candidates will be presented online and at the Festival, an international jury awards 3,000 Euros to their favourites, another 500 Euros go to the winner of the MuVi Online Audience Award, chosen by internet vote and also bestowed on 13 May.
All submissions to the MuVi Award must be made via the festival website. Regulations and entry form can be found here.
Oberhausen also welcomes international music videos for its non-competitive MuVi International programme. Preview links must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com, no entry form is necessary.
The Jury in 2017 is the artist Steffie Van Cauter from Gent, Daniel Kothenschulte, writer and curator from Cologne and a London-based curator Amanda Pellerin.
Facts and deadlines
Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2017
Requirements: no longer than 15 minutes, produced in 2016/2017
Award ceremony 13 May 2017
Award money 3,500 euros
The 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will take place from 11 to 16 May 2017. The programme includes five competitions (International, German, North Rhine-Westphalian, Children’s and Youth Films and the MuVi Award) as well as a number of special programmes.
(Text and picture from Kurzfilmtage)