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The Berlin Music Video Awards offers 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 Narrative 

A music video with emphasis to originality of 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; rewarding the artist/ band.


Best Low Budget 

A music video produced with budget lower than 3000 Euros


Best Cinematography 

A music video with focus to cinematography, creativity and attention to camera angles, composition, light as well as movement of the camera; rewarding 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; rewarding the editor of the video.


Best Director

A music video with remarkable creative contribution and input of the director to the video. Rewarding the director of the video.


Best Concept

A music video with emphasis on a strong or original concept; with remarkable execution and interpretation of a song. Rewarding the author of the concept.


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 Experimental 

A music video that may be characterised by an avant-garde approach,using abstracting elements or techniques than what is conventional. Rewarding the author of the concept. 


Best Music Video 

Prize for the category: 3000 Euros cash

* We do suggest to mark different categories at the same time.

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