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The Berlin Music Video Awards offer everyone a platform, from those who direct, produce, edit or perform to those who are simply truly interested in the art.

 

Anyone can participate.

Budget, label and names are not a determining factor.

 

 

Best Concept/ Narrative 

A music video with emphasis to originality of concept or storyline; rewarding the scriptwriter of the video.

 

Best Animation

An animated music video in any of the following formats – Stop-motion, 2-D, 3-D, computer animated; rewarding the animator of the video.

 

Best Song

A music video with an outstanding song/ track. Made for the artist/ band.

 

Best LoFi

A music video produced with old generation/ analog video cameras or video produced to achieve a lo-fi retro look, as if shot by a videotape/ VHS for budget/ aesthetic purposes; rewarding the producer of the video.

 

Best Photography 

A music video with focus to cinematography, creativity and attention to camera angles, composition, light as well as movement of the camera. Made for the cinematographer or director of photography of the video.

 

Best Art Director 

A music video with attention to the makeup, styling, costumes, the scenes and appearance of objects in the composition; rewarding the art director or designer of the video.

 

Most Trashy 

A music video that may be deemed too extreme or unacceptable for commercial/ mainstream media – e.g. dirty or funny in content, provocative, satirical, social commentary; nevertheless remaining true to its concept, production & direction. Rewarding the producer or director of the video.

 

Best Visual Effects

A music video produced with expensive technical equipment, “big productions” i.e. special stunts, expensive property destruction, or video that involves the integration of live-action footage and CGI to create environments that look realistic but would be dangerous, costly & impossible to capture on camera. Rewarding the visual effects artist of the video.

 

Best Editor

A music video with high standards of editing, stylistic and visual coherence. Made for the editor of the video.

 

Best Director/ Actors   

A music video with remarkable creative contribution and input of the director, actors, choreography to the video. Rewarding the director/ actor/s of the video.

 

There will also be winners for our new categories this year:

 

Most Bizarre

A music video that is, as its name suggests, bizarre, mysterious, unconventional or something that cannot be boxed in with regards to its concept or its execution. Rewarding the producer or director of the video.

 

 

Best Live Act.

A music video that does not observe a usual narrative structure, showcasing a band/ artist in e.g. performance, concert; rewarding the performer/ band/ artist.

 

 

All winners of the different categories will compete against the most prestigious award,

Best Production.

 

The winners will be chosen through online voting via Dailymotion and a jury panel.