So the 2016 winners are…

 

 

Best Music Video 2016

 

Dillon Francis – Not Butter
Columbia Records
Anthem Films I Brandon Dermer

 

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2nd place

 

Tame ImpalaThe Less I Know the Better
Universal Music Australia
Canada l CANADA

 
 

3rd place

 

DatADon’t Sing (ft. Benny Sings)
EKLEROSHOCK
Iconoclast.tv & Standard Films l David Bertram

 

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2nd place

 

Vince Staples – Señorita 
DEFIAM
THE SWORDFIGHT
Ian Pons Jewell

 
 

3rd place

 

Yvein Monq – Twun 
8ounce Records
Excuse My French / PPM Filmproductions / Umbrella Budapest-New York
Kinopravda

 

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Best Narrative

 

Benjamin’s Brother – Story About a Broken Heart
Independent Labels
BlackBoard Studios l Noam Sharon & Tal Rosenthal

 

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2nd place

 

Purity RingBegin Again
Pulse Films
Young Replicant

 
 

3rd place

 

Charles Murdoch Frogs (feat. Ta-ku , Wafia, & Hak)
Future Classic
Jünglinge Film l Faraz Shariat

 

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Best Director

 

Kendrick Lamar– Alright
Interscope Records
London Alley UK / Colin Tilley

 

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2nd place

 

Dillon FrancisNot Butter
Columbia Records
Anthem Films I Brandon Dermer

 
 

3rd place

 

Nicolas Godin – Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde
Because Music
Riff Raff Films l The Sacred Egg

 

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Best VFX

 

Stromae – Quand C’est
Mosaert l Island France l Mercury Records
Benuts Vfx & Mosaert l Xavier Reye

 

STROMAE – QUAND C’ESTvon berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 

2nd place

 

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

 
 

3rd place

 

Gem ClubSpeech of Foxes
Hardly Art
Inbound I Ben Phillipo

 

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Best Cinematography

 

Hurts – Lights
RCA Records I Columbia Records UK
Sonny London I Dawn Shadforth

Robbie Ryan

 

HURTS – LIGHTSvon berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 

2nd place

 

Lance ButtersEs Zieht, Ich Zieh
Four Music
Ambitious Films l Carlo Opperman & Christian Alsan

 
 

3rd place

 

Tim Aminov FEAT. Pete JosefOne Lone Survivor
Sonar Kollektiv
Hype ProductionI Lado Kvataniya

 

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Best Art Director

 

Father and Sun – Here In The Rain
Loy Wesselburg
Feedmee l Susanne Frericks, Anton Riedel

 

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2nd place

 

Tame ImpalaThe Less I Know the Better
Universal Music Australia
Canada l CANADA

 
 

3rd place

 

Be Quiet – Ichor
Independent
HOTU

 

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Best Editor

 

Delta Q – Ode (An die Freude)
Independent
Schall & Schnabel l Martin Lorenz

 

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2nd place

 

Gilligan MossChoreograph
Bad
Oscar Hudson / Luke Moran-Morris

 
 

3rd place

 

Kangding RayBrume
Raster-Noton
ACHT Imaging
David Letellier / Simon Mayer / David Fabra

 

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Best Song

 

BRO – Less Than Three
Harding & Brookes I Bro: Julian G. Harding & Garth Lee Vickers

 

BRO – LESS THAN THREEvon berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 

2nd place

 

Robot Koch & Julien MarchalCare
MONKEYTOWN RECORDS
Mickael Le Goff

 
 

3rd place

 

SynapsonAll In You
Diez Music
RESIDENCY
Drew Bourdet

 

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Best Performer

 

Miike Snow – Genghis Kahn
Atlantic Records
Pulse Films
Ninian Doff

Adam Jones & Edward Hayes Neary

 

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2nd place

 

Fono – Real Joy 
RELENTLESS
Pulse Films
Simon Cahn

 
 

3rd place

 

Little BIG Give Me Your Money
Little Big Production
Alina Pasok / Iliya Prusikin

 

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Best Experimental

 

AZEL PHARA – Green
Mill +
Bif l Le Nezet & Jules Janaud

 

AZEL PHARA – GREENvon berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 

2nd place

 

SEVDALIZA – That Other Girl
Sevdaliza
Pussykrew l Sevdaliza

 
 

3rd place

 

Rone – Acid Reflux
Infine Music
Ilan Cohen & Boris Levy

 

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Most Bizarre

 

Run The Jewels – Meopurrdy
Mass Appeal Records
Cyriak Harris

 

RUN THE JEWLES – MEOPURRDYvon berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 

2nd place

 

ZEBRA KATZ – Blk Diamond 
23 Frames
Elvar Gunnarsson
Hilmir Berg Ragnarsson / Anni Didriksen

 
 

3rd place

 

Oneohtrix Point Never – Sticky Drama 
Warp Records
Pulse Films
Jon Rafman / Ben Wearing

 

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Most Trashy

 

Little BIG – Big *ick
Little Big
Alina Pasok / Iliya Prusikin

 

Little BIG – Big *ickvon berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 

2nd place

 

Candace RobertsTake Back Your Beaver
Candace Roberts I Danny Plotnick

 
 

3rd place

 

Sticky BiscuitsFuck First
Marc Seestaedt, Naomi Fearn

 

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Videoshop

 

Indigo – Eclipse
Misha Cvijovic & Saori Hala / ハラサオリ

 

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The Berlin Music Video Awards 2016 is right around the corner, and we’re incredibly excited! We can barely get any sleep at all, we’re so blown away by all of the amazing live-shows, DJ- Sets, designers, talented artists, and dynamic activities that will be at Gretchen in just 2 days! The BMVA insomnia will probably last a while… at least until Sunday, when the fantastic festivities sadly come to an end…

 

Program:

 

Day 1: May 18 (Wednesday)

 

Day 2: May 19 (Thursday)

 

Day 3: May 20 (Friday) 

 

Day 4: May 21 (Saturday)  

 
 

This years’ nominees astounded and amazed us time and time again. We’d like to thank everyone who participated from the bottom of our hearts: there are no words to describe how incredible it was to witness the final products of a very passionate creative process. They delighted us with their music videos, and now it’s time they delight you on the big screen! The BMVAs is a celebration of what brings us all together: the love of music, film, and music videos!
We wish all of the nominees a lot of luck and, of course, some good times!

 
 

To commemorate past award shows, check out this awesome highlights video!

 


WE ARE NOT JUST ANOTHER FILM FESTIVAL! von berlinmusicvideoawards

 
 


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!
Instagram-#round12

 

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
DEFIAM
THE SWORDFIGHT
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
RELENTLESS
Pulse Films
Simon Cahn

 

Musk Ming music 麝明音樂 – I am The Greatest
LIGHTGEIST RECORDS
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