rafael kent – rio de janeiro, brasil
born in rio de janeiro, raised and in love with bahia, he is a director, photographer and multitask passionate about telling stories and especially about how to tell stories. kent, as he is best known, is currently partner, stage director and executive producer at the production company cave. as a music video director, he has worked for emicida, baianasystem, racionais mc ’s and jota quest.
suyane – brasil
stylist, art director and co-founder of we are mooc. she collaborated and collaborates with some of the main national and international fashion media outlets. she works as fashion editor at elle brasil, being one of the first black women to hold the post in a national publication.
criolo – são paulo, brasil
criolo is a mc, singer and composer and began his career writing his first rap at age 11. today he is one of the biggest names in the Brazilian music scene. since June 2020, criolo has also been dedicated to presenting cultural and educational content through his streaming channel, criolo tv, on twitch, where he offers exclusive programming, debates and much more.
ana garcia – pernambuco, brasil
with a background in communication and active for over fifteen years in cultural production, Ana Garcia, born in pernambuco, is the organizer of the festival No Ar Coquetel Molotov, held since 2004 in Recife, with online and physical editions in the cities of São Paulo, Salvador, Belo Jardim and Belo Horizonte. Ana received the Women’s Music Event Awards for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019.
neil harvety – canada
Neil Haverty is Senior Manager of the Prism Prize & MVP Project; Canadian music video support initiatives administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The Prism Prize was established to recognize outstanding artistry in Canadian music videos, with an annual awards slate that includes a host of special awards and a juried, $20k Grand Prize. The MVP Project is a joint initiative with RBCxMusic established to support the intersection of emerging Canadian recording artists and filmmakers through music video production grants. Neil is also an avid musician and film composer, most recently scoring Brettan Hannam’s Wildhood and Melanie Oates’ Body & Bones.
gustavo von-ha – são paulo, brasil
visual artist, with works commissioned by institutions in brazil, europe and the united states and exhibited in and/or in the collections of yerevan biennial, 11th biennial of mercosul, museum für gestaltung, zurich, mac usp, mam, museu de arte do rio, pinacoteca do estado de são paulo, Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo, Nassau Community College – NCC and Garden City, NY.
maria angela de jesus – brasil
Graduated as a journalist, she migrated to the audiovisual industry in the late 1990s, after working in the main media outlets in the country and having also collaborated with the Mostra Internacional de Cinema in São Paulo. From 2005 to 2017, she led Brazilian productions on HBO, producing series such as PSI, O Negócio, Alice, Mandrake, Filhos do Carnaval and Magnífica 70, as well as documentaries Dorina Nowill and Holocausto Brasileiro, among others. In 2017, she took over the Brazilian series area at Netflix, producing content such as Coisa Mais Linda, Reality Z and Bom Dia, Verônica. She is currently Senior Production Director at ViacomCBS in Brazil. She is the author of biographies of three Brazilian artists: Ruth de Souza-Uma Estrela Negra, Eva Todor-Minha Vida no Palco and Glauco Mirko Laurelli-Um Artesão do Cinema, published by Imprensa Oficial.
The mvf- awards is the competitive segment of the Music Video Festival® (mvf-) dedicated to professionals and artists interested in promoting and developing music video art and other formats stemming from it, from Brazil and worldwide, and annually recognizing the best production in the field.
2021 marks the ninth edition of the project and we are happy to announce the open call for entries for the seven international categories (from non-brazilian artists). The videos must have been released or scheduled to be released between November 29th, 2020 and October 10th, 2021.
In an unprecedented partnership with Directors’ Library, the winning works of the m-v-f-awards 2021 will be editorially highlighted on the platform dedicated to the best audiovisual directors from around the world.
Applications for the m-v-f-awards 2021 are online at the cost of US$20.00 per video/category. Early bird submissions (until September 20th, 2021) will have a 50% discount applied.
Like you, we believe in the power of music and video to create new possibilities and worldviews, and we thank you in advance for helping us build a creative community capable of promoting change.
Let’s do it together!
_best music video (10 finalists)
the jury will award the best music video, considering all creative aspects, and according to originality of concept, technical expertise and execution and effectiveness of the video in showcasing or promoting the music.
_best LATAM music video (5 finalists)*
the jury will recognize the best music video featuring music artists from latin american countries, except Brazil. Jury criteria for this award is creativity, technical quality, and suitability of the images to the music.
_best direction in a music video (5 finalists)
the jury will recognize the best direction in a music video. jury criteria for this award is creativity, technical quality, and suitability of the images to the music.
_revelation in direction in a music video (5 finalists)
the revelation award recognizes the best music video from new directing talent. To be eligible directors must have released at least two videos no earlier than january 2019.
_best animation in a music video (5 finalists)
the jury will judge the technique and creativity in video clips that are either entirely animated or feature significant portions of animation. prize will be awarded to the animator of the video.
_innovation in video in partnership with menta land (5 finalists)
this category recognizes visual music that utilizes new techniques and uses delivery platforms in unusual ways. could include expanded and immersive reality, interactive content, nfts and more.
_best music video (10 finalists)
the audience will choose the audience choice for best music video of the year, via online voting.
The awards are open to directors, production companies, record labels, music artists and other music video industry professionals involved in the production of a music video for an international artist, released or to be released between November 29th, 2020, and October 10th, 2021, in accordance with the following regulations.
The same video can be listed under different categories and there’s a submission fee of US$ 20,00 for each of them, to be paid at check out when finishing the submission process. A 50% discount will be applied in entries made until September 20th.
1. HOW TO APPLY
– The awards are open to professionals and individuals that have produced at least one music video that has been made available online or in another viewing forum;
– Each video must be an official and original work for an international (non-Brazilian) artist/band;
– The music video must have been produced in compliance with the rights holders (artist, label, management);
– Brazilian professionals may enroll in this category, considering that the song in not from a Brazilian artist/ band;
– When submitting a video, you will need to choose which category(ies) the video should be nominated to, considering it can be enrolled under multiple categories.
– Each entrant may submit as many music videos as they want considered, however each video requires its own unique submission;
– If the video is a non-traditional format and not available online on Youtube or Vimeo (even in private mode), then we kindly ask entrants to describe in which format/platform it was originally streamed and to provide a downloadable link for the material (WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc);
– All submitted music videos must have been released or expected to be released between November 29th, 2020 and October 10th, 2021. If the release date is before or after this timeframe, the video will be disqualified.
2. REGISTRATION AND TERMS
– Each entry must be submitted by their directors / producers and/or legal representatives, including a valid online link, showing the online publishing date.
– To complete the registration process, there’s a US$ 20,00 fee for each category the video is submitted under. Entries made until September 20th will have a 50% discount in the submission fee(s)
– Each video needs to be enrolled through one registration form. Therefore, if the same professional/individual wants to enroll two videos, he or she must submit two registration forms, one for each;
– The registration form(s) must be fully completed and submitted by 11h59PM of October 10th, 2021.
– The registration deadline may be extended, if m-v-f- organizers decide to do so, in which case the new deadline will be announced on the website.
– The video will only be eligible to the awards once the complete registration form is submitted;
– The entrant will receive a confirmation e-mail message for each video.
3. SELECTION, AUDIENCE CHOICE AND JURY AWARDS
– A team formed by professionals, consultants and curators of the Music Video Festival will choose the finalists that will be in the final competition in each category.
– The videos will be evaluated according to the following criteria: technical expertise; creativity and innovation; execution of the idea and appropriateness to the music.
– The finalists will be announced on the festival’s website, social media and through the press on November 15th, 2021.
– The finalists announcement may be postponed, if m-v-f- organizers decide so, in which case the new date will be informed in the website, social media and through press.
– The finalist videos will be made available at the festival’s website and social media, as well as printed or online promotional material to be produced for the awards.
– The audience will be able to vote for the audience awards on m-v-f-‘s website, during a determined time frame after the announcement of the finalists.
– The jury members that will choose the winners for juried categories will be announced at any time between the call for submissions and the finalists announcement.
– The entrants are aware that their names may be publicized in the festival’s online and printed communication pieces. Once enrolling at the m-v-f- awards, the entrants authorize the festival to use their names, the song name and the artist name for publicity purposes.
– Further details and exact date for the winners announcement will be made available at the festival’s website and social media and through press.
4. THE AWARDS
– There is no cash prize for any of the awards.
– Representative(s) will be awarded with one trophy for each winning video.
– A single video may be awarded in multiple categories.
– The trophies will be sent out to the winners according to addresses that will be requested by m-v-f- production staff.
– If the winner of the Jury Awards and the Audience Award for the “Best Music Video Category” should be the same music video, the representative will receive two trophies.
– The Jury, Festival and Audience decisions shall be final and binding on all entrants.
5. SUBMISSION OF VIDEOS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
– If your video is selected as one of the finalists, you will be contacted by m-v-f-’s production person who will require that you send media in 1920×1080 HD via file transfer link for download, by a given date.
– If the work is of a non-traditional format such as VR, interactive, etc., the festival will be in touch to understand the best way to receive materials so that it can be exhibited properly.
– IF REQUESTED MATERIALS ARE NOT RECEIVED BY THE M-V-F-’S PRODUCTION DEADLINE, THE VIDEO WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION.
– In addition to the video file, you will be requested to provide (3) still images from video (high-res, min. 300dpis or 1 MB size)
IMPORTANT: By entering the awards entrants agree that their name, image and likeness may be used by Cinnamon and the Music Video Festival™ for publicity purposes in connection with the m-v-f- awards without remuneration, with no time limit.
Likewise, the entrants herewith declare responsibility over the use of the song in the video, preventing Cinnamon and Music Video Festival™ from any liability for possible violation of authors rights of the phonographic works.
Music Video Festival™ is a Cinnamon’s trademark.