The long-awaited full list of NOMINEES in CATEGORIES for the Berlin Music Video Awards 2021 is here! The official selection is comprised of 130 music videos divided into 13 different categories that have received a nomination for the ninth edition. This year, the competition was truly tough. Congratulations to everyone who has earned their spot! 

*The winners of each category, along with 3 music videos receiving the golden pass, will compete for the Best Music Video in June. Click on the category titles in order to see the playlists with nominated videos.

MONIKA BRODKA | BRODKA – GAME CHANGE

SWIMCLUB | AGNES – FINGERS CROSSED 

DARIA UKHVATOVA | LITTLE BIG – S*CK MY D*CK 2020 

JULIEN BIGURI, PERE SALA BASTARDES | SPXXN P – COMPLICACIÓ 

AUBE PERRIE, LOUISE MEKYLLA BACHIR | L’IMPÉRATRICE – PEUR DES FILLES

RUPERT HÖLLER | DRAMAS – BLOODBATH

CHARLOTTE KEMP MUHL | UNI – PREDATOR’S BALL

ARIEL NAVARRETESOFIA REYES FEAT. JHAY CORTEZ – A TU MANERA (CORBATA)

TYLER JENSEN | SUB URBAN – CIRQUE 

LINN GELERT, BRANDON MENDEZ, WHITNEY JACKSON | CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP 

YORGOS LAMPRINOS | DISCLOSURE, AMINÉ, SLOWTHAI – MY HIGH 

ROMAN LAGIER | 13 BLOCK FEAT. NISKA – TIEKS 

CARLOS FONT CLOS | THE ROLLING STONES – CRISS CROSS 

WILL DOHRN | IDLES – WAR 

ERIC WYSOCKI, HANNAH LUX DAVIS | DOJA CAT – SAY SO 

THIRD EYE VISUALS | ALPHA WOLF – AKUDAMA 

DAVID GOGOKHIA | NITEPUNK – RED TURBULENCE EP 

ZSÓFIA TÁLAS | ZAEHLER – SKRUPEL

SOPHIE FOURDRINOY | BICEP FEAT. CLARA LA SAN – SAKU 

MAX WINDOWS (STITCH) | NOTHING BUT THIEVES – A REAL LOVE SONG 

GABYO | FRANKY GOGO – FAST AND TOO MUCH

ANDRANIK BERBERIAN, LEVON BAKUNC | SAMUUM – MARIA

DANIEL VENOSA | HEAVY BAILE – NOTURNO 150

DOMINIK GALIZIA | KLAUS LAYER – ETERNAL VISIONS

MARIA MAKOVSKAYA | POLNALYUBVI – KOMETY

DAVID TOMASZEWSKI | TESSAE – BLING

BEN LEONBERG | CANETIS – IN MY ZONE

EMILIE THALUND | JADA – NUDES

JOÃO MONTEIRO | GABY AMARANTOS FEAT. JALOO – TCHAU

BETHANY MITCHELL | BETHANY MITCHELL FEAT. DJ SHANNYFINE – DICKS

RICK FARIN, CLAIRE COCHRAN, CASE MILLER | SHLOHMO – HEAVEN INC

JOSH SAFDIE, BENNY SAFDIE | ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – LOST BUT NEVER ALONE

PÁRAIC MC GLOUGHLIN | MONOLINK – THE PREY

THOMAS BLANCHARD | SÉBASTIEN GUÉRIVE – OMEGA II

MARK JENKIN | BICEP – APRICOTS

TOM HINGSTON, MARKUS LEHTONEN | JEHNNY BETH – WE WILL SIN TOGETHER

BALÁZS SIMON | LEIFUR JAMES – ANGEL IN DISGUISE

ASAD J. MALIK | PUSSY RIOT – PANIC ATTACK

(LA)HORDE | RONE – ROOM WITH A VIEW

ARTEM SKIY | LEAH DOU – CATS

NICOLE SACCARDI | FKA TWIGS – SAD DAY

HOODY FX | TIMATI FEAT HANZA & OWEEK – SCANDAL

VANIA HEYMANN, TAL BALTUCH | DUA LIPA – WE’RE GOOD

CAMEO FX | RODDY RICCH – THE BOX

FIX STUDIO | DJ PONE – 1978

RAFAŁ SADOWY | PIERNIKOWSKI FEAT. BRODKA – HORYZONT

RACHEL GUIDERA, PAUL FREEMAN, UNDERPANTS | BENEE – SNAIL

EIGHTY4 | SELENA GOMEZ – DE UNA VEZ

IAN FREDERICK | THE GLITCH MOB – CAN’T KILL US

STYLEWAR | BRONSON – KEEP MOVING

WIZZ (QUAD GROUP) | BREAKBOT FEAT. DELAFLEUR – BE MINE TONIGHT

YANZI | KASSETA – REWIND THE TAPE

ALEXANDRE NART, PASSION PARIS | MYD – MOVING MEN

AC-BUBATTLES – SUGARFOOT

PAOLO SANTAMARIA, GIANPAOLO CALABRESE | ESPAÑA CIRCO ESTE – DORMO POCO E SOGNO MOLTO

STUDIO YOTTA, JAKE GANZ | YAEJI – WAKING UP DOWN

ACTUAL OBJECTS | BAAUER – PLANET’S MAD

ZOMBIE STUDIOMOBY – MY ONLY LOVE

MATHILDE LOUBES, ANTOINE BONNET | POLO & PAN – FEEL GOOD

KOMBBO, PASSION PARIS | S+C+A+R+R – I HAD TO LEAVE

SCOTT DUNGATE | KHRUANGBIN – SO WE WON’T FORGET

FELIX UMAROV | GONE.FLUDD – PACANY II

VLADIMIR BESEDIN | BI-2 – GOD OF THE JILTED

ALEKSANDR IRINARKHOV | CREAM SODA – KOMETA

VISION THING  | HA THE UNCLEAR – STRANGERS

ZUZANNA PLISZ | KUBA KAWALEC – I DIED

NONO | CALIFATO 3/4 – FANDAGÔ DE CARMEN PORTER

MAX KSJONDA | KASTA – WALK WITH ME

JONATAN EGHOLM KEIS | DREW SYCAMORE – 45 FAHRENHEIT GIRL

MARCUS IBANEZ | AMASON X DANTE – HEARTBEATS

JIM VIEILLE | L’ESPRIT DU CLAN – ATLAS

SEBASTIAN PAŃCZYK | GRAINDELAVOIX – ST. ANTHONY’S FIRE

THE REST | SLOWTHAI, SKEPTA – CANCELLED

DONATO SANSONE | BRAVE THE COLD – APPARATUS

NICK CINELLI | GHOSTEMANE – AI

NORBERT CROWFIELD | DARKO US – MARS ATTACKS

ZORAN BIHAC | TILL LINDEMANN & DAVID GARRETT – ALLE TAGE IS KEIN SONNTAG

WACKELKONTAKT | WACKELKONTAKT – PAPAMUMMY

MARION CASTÉRA | LA CHICA – LA LOBA

MARTIN DE THURAH | ACTIVE CHILD – COLOR ME

LULU VAN TRAPP – BRAZIL | BACKDOOR RECORDS

SEVDALIZA – HABIBI | TWISTED ELEGANCE

APASHE FEAT. INSTASAMKA – UEBOK | KANNIBALEN RECORDS

ROKKY – MY LOVER | INDEPENDENT

NÒE – FAREI ANCHE UN FIGLIO | FREECOM

MIYAGI & ANDY PANDA – TAM REVELI GORY | HAJIME RECORDS

THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN – PHENOM | DOMINO RECORDING CO

REBECCA GARTON, LING HUSSLE, ALANA MARIA FEAT. TIA CARYS – ALL ME PT 2 | 3BEAT

DONG LAN – DON’T LOVE ALONE | INDEPENDENT

MASKA FEAT. LEFA & LORD ESPERANZA – VOIE LACTÉE | BMG FRANCE

BLINK PRODUCTIONS | LONDON, UK 

DOBRO | WARSAW, POLAND

PULSE FILMS | LONDON, UK

SHELTER FILM | KIEV, UKRAINE

ADEUS FILMS | PARIS, FRANCE

BACON | COPENHAGEN, OSLO, STOCKHOLM

CAVIAR | LA, LONDON, PARIS, MADRID, BRUSSELS

PASSION PARIS | PARIS, FRANCE

HOODYAKOV | MOSCOW, RUSSIA

DOOMSDAY ENTERTAINMENT | LOS ANGELES, USA

This year, we decided to open a new category dedicated to musicians – the Best Song Cover. It is judged with music in mind. We’re looking for really great musicians here, and the visual aspect is not a big priority, therefore applicants do not compete against music videos from the other categories for the Best Music Video.

The winner of the Best Song Cover will have the opportunity to perform for our lovely audience, regardless of musical genre, style, or background. Out of all the covers we received, we’ve shortlisted the top 10 performances and one of them will be the winner – soon to be announced!

LINDA VARGWEAK | ORIGINALLY BY SKUNK ANANSIE

ALEWYA, MOSES BOYDFALLIN’ | ORIGINALLY BY DJ KENT

GRETCHENS ANTWORTHUCH HABS WIEDER GETAN | ORIGINALLY HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME BY BRITNEY SPEARS

RISEN FROM SHADOWSTHE DARK SIDE OF SUGAR | ORIGINALLY SUGAR BY ROBIN SCHULZ FEAT. FRANCESCO YATES

NATALIA MOSKALTU VUO’ FA’ L’AMERICANO | ORIGINALLY BY RENATO CAROSONE

IONA ISABELLAWE FOUND LOVE | ORIGINALLY BY RIHANNA FEAT. CALVIN HARRIS

JAX DIARIESEVERYBODY (JD’S BACK) | ORIGINALLY BY BACKSTREET BOYS

MJTHEARTISTWHEN DOVES CRY | ORIGINALLY BY PRINCE

RENÉ MILLERMEMORIES | ORIGINALLY BY MAROON 5

TANYA BARANY – HEART SHAPED BOX | ORIGINALLY BY NIRVANA