Since 2013, the Berlin Music Video Awards have been a launchpad for artists of all backgrounds, promoting diversity and innovation in the music video industry.

Dive into an international celebration of music videos in the heart of Berlin. Whether you're a filmmaker, musician, or creative visionary, this is your platform to showcase your work, shine on an international stage, and network with industry professionals.

Take a look at the highlights of BMVA 2023 right here:

With every submission you get:

  • 4 Tickets to our 4 day Festival
  • Networking opportunities, live shows, awards, and press coverage
  • The chance to win our Grand prize of 6000 Euros
  • 290 music videos will be selected to be screened

Submit your video today and join us for a dazzling celebration of music and film at the Berlin Music Video Awards 2024. Let's make history together!

 

Submission Criteria

Music videos will have been completed no earlier than January 1st, 2023. Music videos must not exceed 8 minutes.

For the screening version, the music videos should not contain any [written] production credits at the end of the video (i.e. credit roll). However, at first, you may submit your video as it is.

Filmmakers, producers, and/or musicians who submit their video to the Berlin Music Video Awards must possess all of the necessary permissions/rights to that video. At first, you won’t be asked for those, however, if the video will get nominated, it will be necessary. 

The applicant grants the Berlin Music Video Awards the non-exclusive rights to reproduce the video and/or part of the video, and to showcase the video for the purposes of the event and/or its promotion.

Please note:

  • The Berlin Music Video Awards does not guarantee that your submitted music video will be shortlisted for the event.
  • All information posted by the Berlin Music Video Awards is subject to change without prior notice.
  • There are no submission-fee refunds for the music videos that didn’t make it to the competition.

Terms and Conditions

Upon checking the box, I fully acknowledge and consent to the following:

“To the best of my knowledge, all statements in this document are true and correctly represented. I am duly authorized, on my behalf and on behalf of any person(s) or entity(ies) with ownership rights to the music video, to submit this music video to the Berlin Music Video Awards, and I attest that this submission is not in violation of any law or legal statute, nor does it violate any right of said person(s) or entity(ies). I hold the Berlin Music Video Awards, its officers, as well as any and all of its fiscal sponsors and affiliated entities, exempt from any damage to, or loss of, any and all materials submitted by me, whether or not that damage or loss occurs en route to and/or from the event, or during the course of the event whilst the Berlin Music Video Awards are in possession of said materials.”

Occurrence of a Force Majeure

In the event that the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event delays or prevents the performance of this Agreement, the affected Party shall not be liable for any obligations hereunder only for such delayed or prevented performance (that includes a virus spread, strike, fires, civil disobedience, riots, rebellions, natural disasters, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, and similar occurrences), in those cases the Berlin Music Video awards management is not obliged to offer a refund.

General Information

A confirmation will be sent via email once we receive your submission.

Nominations

Nominated music videos may be announced within one month from the time of submission until approximately two weeks after the late deadline (End of March).

Notifications will be sent via email and social media.

Please note:

Some email accounts have been blocking the newsletter system that we use to send out the nomination announcement. Please contact us if you haven’t received an email (regarding the status of your submission) by two weeks after the late deadline.

If nominated, please submit the following

  • Link to your social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), including those of the musician/artist,record label, production company, etc.

This is to help us promote your music video and your nomination.

The Jury Panel

All winning videos will be chosen by a jury panel.

The winners will be chosen by a jury panel that consists of experienced filmmakers and experts in the music video industry from around the world. For general inquiries: info@berlinmva.com