WHAT'S THE BUENOS AIRES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL?
Buenos Aires Music Video Festival (BAMV Fest) is the premier international music video event in Argentina, created to promote and award the best works each year. The Festival organizes different activities with the goal of establishing a community of music video makers.
WHAT IS OUR MAIN GOAL?
We seek to recognize the creative and innovative work of professionals and music video makers in Argentina and worldwide. We want to promote the production and diffusion of quality pieces through screenings and various activities.
AND WHAT ABOUT THE CATEGORIES?
The Festival divides its awards into two sections (Official Competition and Formats); making up a total of more than 20 distinctions to the best videos of each year.
The 5 main categories are: Video of the Year, Best Director, Best Music Video - Argentina, Viewer's Choice and Best Student Music Video.
| | For " Student Music Video " and the " Formats " section, submissions are free of charge.
| | For the Official Competition we offer different costs in different instances and by region:
*Cost per video. With the payment of this registration you access the Official Competition in all categories.
^For Brasil and Colombia, the EARLY BIRD phase goes until Friday, August 7th.
WHAT DO WE CONSIDER A MUSIC VIDEO?
We understand a music video as any audiovisual work that generates a new aesthetic discourse by officially using images over a commercially edited phonogram.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- People over 18, regardless of nationality, with access to the audiovisual work.
- Directors, producers, production companies, record labels, artists, bands, among other professionals related to music video production.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT A VIDEO?
We have free categories and special costs so that everyone can enter the BAMV FEST. However, categories within the "Official Competition" section will have a cost that will vary in the different stages we have for the registrations. (see above)
WILL BAMV FEST HAVE AN ONLINE EDITION THIS YEAR?
At the moment we are working to guarantee our participants' health following the rules implemented by the City Government. The event and all the activities will also be broadcast on our digital platforms so that they can be enjoyed by the Argentine and international audience.
HOW DOES THE SELECTING PROCESS WORK?
The curatorship team will review all entries and select the best videos for each category. The winner will be revealed on the Awards Night through criteria established by the international jury and/or the viewer's vote.
CAN LYRIC VIDEOS AND VERTICAL VIDEOS PARTICIPATE?
Yes, new formats such as lyric videos, vertical videos, among others, can participate for free in the Formats section. However, to be nominated in the main categories they must also be registered in the Official Competition section.
WHAT ABOUT THE ELIGIBILITY PERIOD?
For the 2020 edition, all music videos released (on any streaming video platform) from May 1, 2019 are eligible.
CAN I SUBMIT A MUSIC VIDEO I MADE WITH A MADONNA SONG PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND?
NO, the use of the song in the music video must have been approved by the artist. (see music video definition above).
BUT IF I'M A STUDENT, CAN I SUBMIT A MUSIC VIDEO I MADE WITH A MADONNA SONG IN THE BACKGROUND?
If you are a student, yes, since we will consider this unofficial video to have been made for academic purposes. Therefore it is only eligible for the Student Video category.
THE MUSIC VIDEO I MADE FOR COLLEGE, IS USED BY THE ARTIST TO PROMOTE THEIR MUSIC. CAN I SUBMIT FOR THE OFFICIAL COMPETITION?
Yes, there are many cases in which national bands and artists ask students to make a music video that they will use to sell their song. In this case you can register the music video in the "Student Video" and "Official Competition" forms. In the latter, you will have to pay the corresponding fee.
I'M A STUDENT AND I MADE A MUSIC VIDEO FOR A BAND, BUT IT WASN'T FOR A SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT. CAN I SIGN IT UP?
Yes, you can enter it but only in "Official Competition" since the name of the institution will appear next to the name of the director in the student category.
I RELEASED A VIDEO DURING LOCKDOWN. CAN I SUBMIT IT AS SUCH?
If the video was made during the quarantine, you can participate. We are looking for videos that, with the limitations within this context, still managed to stand out creatively.