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 film as a field of science.
Anyone can participate.
Budget, label and names are not a determining factor.
A music video with an emphasis on the originality of storyline; rewarding the scriptwriter of the video.
An animated music video in any of the following formats: AI, Stop-motion, 2-D, 3-D, computer animated; rewarding the animator of the video.
A music video with an outstanding song/ track; rewarding the artist/ band. The winner of this particular category is a staff pick.
Best Low Budget
A music video produced with a budget lower than 3000 Euros (actual or estimated by our team to be made with lower than 3000). We will reward the resourceful director who creates the best video on a low budget.
A music video with a focus on cinematography, creativity and attention to camera angles, composition, light as well as the 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.
A music video that may be deemed too extreme or unacceptable for commercial/ mainstream media (inapropriate) – e.g. dirty or funny in content, provocative, satirical, social commentary; nevertheless remaining true to its concept, production & direction. Rewarding the director of the video (usually the ones with a sense of humor).
Best Visual Effects
A music 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.
A music video with high standards of editing in terms of audio/visual coherence. Rewarding the editor of the video.
A music video with remarkable creative contribution of the director. Rewarding the director of the video.
A music video with an emphasis on a strong or original concept; with remarkable execution and interpretation of a song. Rewarding the author of the concept.
A music video that is, as its name suggests, bizarre, mysterious, unconventional or something that cannot be boxed in with regard to its concept or its execution. Rewarding the director of the video.
A music video that may be characterized by an avant-garde approach, using abstract elements, AI or unconventional techniques; rewarding the author of the concept.
The category rewards the main actor, dancer, singer, or any other kind of performer in the music video. Our jury will pay attention to the powerful and unforgettable acts.
Music Video Of The Week
By applying to this category, your video will get the chance to be featured on our website and main social media channels. The curation for this segment is made internally (staff pick).
Best Production Company
A production company that is active in the Music Video scene and was highly regarded by our jury.
Best Music Video
The participating videos in this category are the winners of all the other categories (14 videos), as well 2 more videos that will get the golden pass from our jury (who applied to this category).
This category is considered to be the finals. However, you can also apply directly (the category has a normal application fee).
Final award-winning prize for 2024: 6000 Euros cash
* We do suggest marking at least 3 different categories at the same time. It is not recommended to apply only to the Best Music Video category.