The Berlin Music Video Awards has just announced its upcoming 11th edition! Taking place from June 14th to 17th, 2023 at Club Gretchen, Berlin, this international event celebrates the creativity and talent behind the making of music videos, attracting both established and up-and-coming artists from around the globe.
Amongst this year’s other BMVA nominees, you will find creative videos of known artists like The Weeknd (Nominated in Animation), Grimes (Best Art Director), Oliver Tree (Trashy), Harry Styles (Best Editor), Sam Smith (Best Cinematography) and Tayce (Most Bizzare), who is also the festival’s first confirmed special guest at the event. Furthermore, Tayce will be headlining the event’s performances together with Dornika, Mad Kate, CNIDARIEL, Polartropica, Paura Diamante, Deutschland GMBH, and many more.
THE 2023 EDITION – The layout of this year’s program:
WEDNESDAY 14th of June – The Opening Day
Categories presented: Best Director, Best Concept, Best Narrative, Best Song, Best Performer
THURSDAY 15th of June – Innovations and Visual Candies
Categories presented: Best Animation, Best Visual Effects, Best Art Director, Best Cinematography, Best editor
FRIDAY 16th of June – The Experimental Culture Day
Categories presented: Best Low Budget, Best Experimental, Most Trashy, Most Bizarr
SATURDAY 17th of June – The Main Event
Categories presented: Best Music Video, Best Production Company.
> The Glittering Carpet event (welcoming the winners)
> Special events: The Fashion Show, AI Conference, Award Ceremony
See the full program on Berlin Music Video Awards Website – Program 2023
Here’s a complete list of nominees for 2023.
In addition to the official selection of music videos, the Berlin Music Video Awards will also feature a number of special events, including a Fashion Show, the Glittering Carpet, an Award Ceremony and new to this year – an AI conference:
The Fashion Show:
At the BMVA, it is recognized how impactful fashion is on the Music Video world, which is why talented designers are invited to participate and showcase their alternative designs at the main event, right on The Glittering Carpet for all the guests to see. It’s a great opportunity to connect designers, production companies, directors, models and musicians, and bring the next fashionable music video or performance to life!
The Glittering Carpet:
The Glittering Carpet is the BMVA version of the red carpet where the press and the winners are able to meet up for interviews. Each year a unique and flashy vehicle is selected to bring our special guests to the venue, showcasing the car and intricate outfits the guests arrive in. A grand entrance for the show-stopping event to come.
The AI Conference:
On June 16th, as part of „Experimental Culture Day“, the first-ever BMVA AI summit will be held. The discussion will focus on the impact of AI on creative processes in music videos, balancing artistic vision with AI capabilities, ethical considerations in using AI-generated content, and the incredible potential of the technology.
The Animation Summit:
Another exciting addition to this year’s festival is the Animation Summit. This discussion will focus on the incorporation and innovations of animation into the existing art form of music videos.
Each year we have a pristine select of 35 juror members, and here are some highlights of a few:
Jan Bruda: Burda is an award-winning Compositing Supervisor who has 20 years of professional visual effects experience working for motion pictures.
Having a filmography with more than 70 movies, with gems like Game of Thrones Season 2 til Season 7, Grand Budapest Hotel and Pacific Rim. Last year he worked on the Burning Vecna Sequence in Stranger Things Season 4. He was a Board Member at Deutsche Filmakademie e.V. and was part of establishing the German Film Award (LOLA) for visual effects.
Julia Patey: Patey is a Canadian director living and working in Berlin for the last 10 years. In 2018, her video „Artschool – Ballerina” won in the BMVA Most Bizarre category. Among other more local artists, she has worked with the likes of Universal Germany, Erika Lust and Till Lindemann (Rammstein).
Benjamin Seide: Seide is a visual effect supervisor, researcher, media artist and educator. With 20 years of experience in the animation and visual effects industry, his work contributed to more than 100 projects, covering award-winning short films, commercials, or TV series as well as feature films of renowned directors such as Wim Wenders, Roman Polanski, JJ Abrams and most notably the award-winning visual effects for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.
Currently, his projects investigate immersive technologies such as 360 ̊ experiences, stereoscopy, dome projections and state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) applications on the intersection of media art and technology.
The BMVA provides a unique opportunity for attendees to network with fellow music enthusiasts and industry professionals, forging new connections and showcasing creative individuals. Whether you’re a musician, filmmaker, or simply a music lover, the Berlin Music Video Awards is an event you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are available now, so be sure to secure your spot before they sell out! Get your ticket here.
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