ABOUT THE BUENOS AIRES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL
Buenos Aires Music Video Festival (BAMV Fest) is considered the first international music video event in Argentina created to promote and reward the best productions of each year.
The Festival encompasses an artistic community made up of musicians, directors, producers and video professionals, organizing various activities throughout the year and making visible works by national and international artists.
We seek to recognize the creative and innovative work of professionals and filmmakers of music videos in Argentina and worldwide. We want to promote the production and dissemination of quality work that contributes to the City's pop culture through screenings and various activities.
AND WHAT ABOUT THE CATEGORIES?
The Official Competition of BAMV FEST offers 33 distinctions to the best videos of the year divided into 5 Competitions: General, Favorite, Technical, Special and Formats.
The 5 general categories are Video of the Year, Best Director, Best Music Video - Argentina, Best Music Video - LATAM and Best Music Video - International; and are chosen by an International Jury .
We also have categories open to the public vote such as Favorite Video, Pop Video, Rock Video, Urban Video and more.
With the intention of expanding our view of the music video world, Buenos Aires Music Video Festival has the Formats Competition for Documentaries, Lyric Videos, Fashion Films, Making Of and Live Sessions, among others.
WHAT DO WE CONSIDER AS A MUSIC VIDEO?
We understand a music video as any audiovisual work that generates a new aesthetic discourse by officially using images on a commercially edited phonogram.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Over 18 years of age, regardless of nationality, with access to audiovisual material.
- Directors, producers, production companies, record labels, artists, bands, among other professionals related to the production of the music video.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT A VIDEO AT THE FESTIVAL?
We have free categories and facilities so that everyone can participate in the BAMV FEST. However, the categories within the "Official Competition" section will have a cost that will vary in the different stages we have for registrations.
WILL BAMV FEST HAVE A PRESENTIAL EDITION IN 2021?
We are getting closer to celebrating our third edition and we are working to guarantee the health of our participants by following the rules implemented by the City Government.
We will have more information to share soon.
HOW IS THE SELECTION PROCESS DEVELOPED?
The curatorship team will review all the nominations and select the best videos for each category, the winner will be revealed on the awards night through the results established by the international jury and / or the public vote. Read more about this process.
CAN LYRIC VIDEOS AND FASHION FILMS PARTICIPATE?
Yes! New formats such as lyric videos, vertical videos, interactive videos, among others, can participate for free in the Formats Competition. Although to be nominated in the main categories they have to be registered in the paid competitions.
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY PERIOD?
For the 2021 edition, all music videos released (on any video streaming platform) between August 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 can enter into competition.
CAN I SUBMIT AN UNOFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO?
NO, the use of the song from the music video must have been agreed with the artist.
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IF I AM A STUDENT, CAN I REGISTER AN UNOFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO?
If you are a student, yes, since we will consider that this unofficial video had academic purposes. Therefore it is only eligible for the Student Music Video category.
THE MUSIC VIDEO I MADE FOR COLLEGE, IS USED BY THE ARTIST TO PROMOTE THEIR MUSIC. CAN I SUBMIT IT AS AN OFFICIAL VIDEO?
Yes. There are many cases in which national bands and artists ask college students to make a music video that they will use to sell their song. In this case you can register your work as a "Student Music Video" and also in the "Official Competition".
In the latter you will have to pay the corresponding fee.