new for 2014: entries accepted for best director, producer and commissioner awards

in previous years at the ukmvas, the individual awards for best director, best new director, best producer, and best commissioner have been voted for based on a longlist of suggestions compiled by the uk music video awards team.
this year, for the first time, these categories are open for entries, throwing the doors open to production companies, reps, labels and the individuals themselves to put themselves forward for the awards.
in order to qualify, directors and producers must submit links to 3 videos for which they were responsible and which were completed and delivered between 1 august 2013 and 31 july 2014. commissioners must submit links to 5 videos.
a new director is defined as one who had not made a commissioned music video prior to 1 january 2013. both this and the best director category are open to directing teams as well as individuals.
for more information, visit the official site.

new criteria for budget video categories

this year the criteria for the best budget videos – awarded in 5 genres: pop, dance, urban, rock/indie and alternative – state that any video made for under £5000 (or the equivalent in another currency) is eligible to enter. this is an increase from a budget level of £2000 in the past.
budget video categories are open to entries from all around the world, and aim to recognise the best of new film-making talent working in music videos.
the budget categories offer a chance for newer filmmakers in the industry to showcase their talents. they also offer independent artists and labels a chance to participate in the awards, and demonstrate the extent of their creativity regardless of cost pressures.
to enter, visit the official site.
last year’s winners in the budget video categories included zaiba jabbar’s video for tiny dancer’s ‘who am i’, ola martin fjeld’s video for pixel’s ‘call me’, stevie russell’s video for kodaline’s ‘all i want’, and lamar + nik’s video for lushlife’s ‘magnolia’.

2014 entry deadline: august 6

all entries for the uk music video awards 2014 must be made via the official website by august 6.
there are more than 30 categories available to enter, including awards for videos by genre, craft awards for art direction and choreography, recognition of technical excellence in post production, and awards for a body of work over the past year in the best director, new director, producer and commissioner categories.
to be eligible, videos must have been completed and delivered between august 1, 2013 and july 31, 2014.
for more information, visit the official site and check individual criteria for each category.

ukmva 2014 now open for entries!

we are now accepting entries in more than 30 categories via the UKMVA website.
if you would like to enter one of our awards, you have until 6 august 2014 to do so.
the eligibility period for all videos, ads, live films and interactive videos is for films made and delivered between 1 august 2013 and 31 july 2014.
the same period applies for videos submitted in support of an entry in the director, best director, producer, commissioner and best artist categories.

voting will begin in august, with second round judging in september and the final shortlists will be unveiled in october.

the ukmvas celebrate the very best of british and international music videos and the talent behind them. with a range of over 30 categories, the show will bring together well-established and up-and-coming directors, cinematographers, producers, editors, stylists, art directors, visual effects artists, animators, colourists and commissioners for one night to celebrate the most creative, innovative and successful music videos of the past 12 months.

go to the website now to find out more.

individual awards now accepting entries

this year’s uk music video awards offers more opportunities than ever for directors, producers, and commissioners of music videos to gain recognition for their work as a fleet of awards get opened up for submissions for the first time.

awards for the best director, new director, producer and commissioner of music videos will now be available to enter, for professionals who can demonstrate an impressive body of work in the year from 1 august 2013 to 31 july 2014.

there will also be a brand new award for the best video artist for a band or individual artist who has delivered an outstanding set of 3 or more videos in the past year.

directors (or directing teams) and producers are required to enter links to 3 videos completed and delivered within the eligibility period. commissioners need to show 5 videos to qualify.

all entries will be open to votes in round 1 judging (the online voting stage) by the entire mva jury. those votes will deliver a longlist in each category which will be reviewed and discussed by a special panel in round 2 of the judging.

go to the website now to find out how to enter.

brand new category: best video artist

this year for the first time, the ukmvas will be honouring an artist or band for their music video output.

to qualify, the artist needs to have made 3 or more videos during the eligibility period of 1 august 2013 to 31 july 2014, and links to these must be provided at the entry stage.

the category is open to both uk and international artists, signed or unsigned, and provides an exciting opportunity for filmmakers to recognise artists who truly value the artform and invest time and creativity in their music videos.

go to the website now to see all our categories.