Here are the final 10 nominees… chosen from a collection of incredible talent and ingenuity!

We’d like to thank the artists who submitted their stuff this year. All of the videos we received were fantastic, and choosing among them was very difficult.

To all of the amazing artists who submitted this year, we’re excited to welcome you to the BMVAs 2016 (whether you received a nomination this time around or not) as our honored guests.

Enjoy this round of nominees… and look out for the upcoming categories: to be published next week!


Mat Zo – Sinful
Mad Zoo
Tribal Apes
James Chapell / Lee Launay


蔡依林 Jolin Tsai – Play
Grass Jelly 仙草影像 / Muh Chen
雞設士工作室 Gee Design Studio
夢想動畫×視覺特效 MoonShine VFX


GEMS – Soak
Carpark Records
Wacho / Justo Dell Acqua / Ed Braun
Luciano Badaracco Photography


Alice on the roof – Easy Come Easy Go
Sony Music France
Frenzy Paris
Thibaut Grevet / Teva Vasseur


Vince Staples – Señorita
Ian Pons Jewell. Filmmaker / Cineasta


Reid Willis – Search For The Blue Pearl
Marina Schnider


Purity Ring – Begin Again
Pulse Films
Young Replicant


Fono – Real Joy
Pulse Films
Simon Cahn


Musk Ming music 麝明音樂 – I am The Greatest
Lightgeist Media
Musk Ming art


Dan Freeman and the Serious – Dagner
Büro Achter April
Michael Fragstein
Walking on the Moon GmbH


Hook N Sling – Break Yourself
Interscope Records
Doomsday Entertainment
Nelson de Castro / Carlos López Estrada

Drama, creativity, and some amazing cinematography: an impressive mix of up-and-coming and well-known film-and-music-makers we love! There are a lot of unexpected surprises from these talented directors…. and some award-winning acting. Check it out!





Snakehips – Forever (Pt II)
Sony Music UK
Sasha Nathwani / Tim Gibson & Louis Ruscombe- King


Vince Staples – Lift Me Up
Def Jam Recordings
David M. Helman /  Dustin Lane


Genetikk – Wünsch Dir Was
Selfmade Records
Katapult Filmproduktion
Jörn Heitmann


Naive New Beaters – Run Away
Romain Chassaing


Sykoya – Closer

Katarzyna Sawicka
adam romanowski


Synapson – All In You
Diez Music
Drew Bourdet


Carpenter Brut – Turbo Killer
NO QUARTER / Seth Ickerman
Raphael Hernandez / Savitri Joly-Gonfard


Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas – Gallo Negro
Sony Music Argentina
Hernan Corera (Director + Photographer) & Wacho
Justo Dell Acqua / Ed Braun


Stephen Paul Taylor – Everybody Knows Shit`s Fucked
Budd Publishing
Alex Forge


Miike Snow – Genghis Kahn
Atlantic Records
Pulse Films
Ninian Doff


This group of BMVA 2016 nominees will knock your socks off. There’s not only a wide range of talent, there’s an expanse of incredible sounds spanning country and genre: breaking sound barriers and international borders. From American artist ZEBRA KATZ’s LGBT-supporting hip hop, who officially blew up at a Rick Owens show during Paris Fashion Week, to Major Lazer’s tasty electronic music cocktail of EDM, reggae, dancehall, house, and more, to Jean-Michel Jarre’s pioneering compilations of electronic, ambient, and new-age, and Poland’s gift to the electronic music scene Catz n Dogz… all of these exceptional artists are as different as they are inspirational, and bring an amazing amount of experience to the table.

Check out the amazing set of nominees. We’re happy to have them at the BMVAs 2016, although how are we going to choose between?


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ZEBRA KATZ – Blk Diamond
23 Frames
Elvar Gunnarsson
Hilmir Berg Ragnarsson / Anni Didriksen
Black Hole Constellation – The Riddle
Odd Shepperd`s Collective
Michal Jahoda / Martin Karlík
Major Lazer ft. NYLA & Fuse ODG – Light It Up
Mad Decent
Pulse Films
Sam Pilling / Paul Ӧzgür / Thomas Grove Carter


Charlie xcx – Famous
Asylum Records
Eric Wareheim / Aaron Platt


Beyoncé -Formation
Melina Matsoukas


Jean-Michel Jarre ft M83 – Glory
Frenzy Paris
Lisa Paclet / Axel Cosnefroy


RAZZ – Youth and Enjoyment
Nils Helling / Jieun Yi


Astrid S – Hyde
Universal Music Norge
Atli Viðar Þorsteinsson
Hörður Sveinsson / Arni Filippusson / Helgi Jóhannsson


Montmartre – Out of Violence
Morgan Preleur / Remi Sello


catz n dogz ft. Tanika – Get it Right
Pets Recordings
Elwira Rutkowska Costume Designer & Fashion Stylist