we appreciate your submission to m-v-f- awards, the only brazilian award dedicated to showcasing new talent and recognizing exceptional creativity in music video both in brazil and across the globe.
videos will now be sent to the 1st round of judging. the shortlist will be announced in november and winners in december.
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_best music video (10 finalists)
the jury will award the overall 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, excluding 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 their first professional video no earlier than Jan 2021.
_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.
_best visualizer (5 finalists)
a visualizer is a video without a narrative structure, usually with looping images, which may or may not have to do with the lyrics of the song. visualizers work as an audiovisual support for a song or album released by an artist, without the structure or the budget of a music video. videos in this category have no duration limit.
_innovation in video (5 finalists)
this category recognizes visual music that utilizes new techniques and uses media 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.
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Cris Streciwik is a music video and advertising director. With a hypnotic atmosphere mixing personal references, experimentalism, past, and future, Streciwik was a finalist at the Berlin Commercial Awards with “Meu pisero,” for Duda Beat, and “No que vai dar” (Jeremaia), as well as being nominated for Best Music Video Director at the WME Awards and Best New Director at WHEXT for her work as a whole.
Cisma is a Brazilian director who was nominated for best music video at the Latin Grammys and won awards at advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, and One Show Interactive. He directed documentaries for ESPN, Canal Combate, and music videos for artists such as Criolo, Milton Nascimento, Tropkillaz, and Nação Zumbi. He recently directed episodes of the fourth season of Sintonia, which was the most watched non-English-language series in the world in its debut week on Netflix.
At the head of the largest agency specializing in influence marketing and entertainment in Brazil, the psychologist, journalist, and marketing professional Fátima Pissarra’s career spans over twenty-five years, working for large companies such as BCP, Claro, Terra, Nokia, and VEVO.
In 2021, Pissarra was appointed Director of the Communication Industry at the Caboré Awards. In 2022, she released the book Profissão Influencer – Como fazer sucesso dentro e fora da internet [Profession Influencer – How to be successful on and off the internet]. She was elected one of the Game Changers professionals in the communications market; was recognized as one of the Women to Watch Brasil; appeared on the list of the 500 Most Popular Influential People of Latin America, published by Bloomberg Línea; was appointed one of the 100 biggest leaders in the advertising market and one of the twenty-five people who most impacted the technology sector in the country.
Nídia Aranha was born in Itaguaí, in the lowlands of Rio de Janeiro. The artist studied Foundation in Visual Arts at EAV Parque Lage and Product Design & Visual Communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Aranha works as a researcher in the areas of aesthetic displacements, visual anthropology, and art direction. She has acted in the fields of art, culture, and communication. She sees the installation environment as an affirmation of impact methodologies, working in the most varied supports: visual concepts, design, and itinerant architecture applied in audiovisual and entertainment projects. She has developed creative projects with brands such as Peclers Paris, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Motorola, Avon, and Ambev; she has worked with artists such as IZA, Gloria Groove, and Pabllo Vittar, and in festivals such as Rock in Rio, Lollapalooza, and Primavera Sound. She was a participant in the 2020 PIPA award for contemporary art and in exhibitions such as the 13th Mercosur Biennial and Brazilian Stories, at MASP, among others. Her creative practice involves the construction of subversive visual narratives with fictional and documentary elements that touch on relationships of gender disobedience and critical and speculative design.
Nogari is a visual artist and director. He completed his master’s degree in directing at the Film Factory in Sarajevo under the guidance of Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr. His work boasts aesthetic rigor and is intended for films with contemporary and visual narratives. Due to the humanistic nature of his master’s degree, Nogari seeks to break conventions and get closer to the human sensitivity that connects us—always seeking to share real and true emotions in his projects. Nogari is the director of the production company Iconoclast, where he makes music videos, commercials, and short films, and is currently developing a feature-film project. He has directed commercials for major brands such as Budweiser, Apple, Corona, Nubank, and Natura, and music videos for Selena Gomez, Tove Lo, Pabllo Vittar, and Luisa Sonza, among others.
A Brazilian artist born in the outskirts of Guarulhos, São Paulo, in 1993, Novíssimo Edgar currently lives and works between the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. A poet, visual artist, composer, and performer, his work overflows with authenticity and freedom, spanning different supports and segments of metalanguage and transmedia research.
Rami D’Aguiar is an award-winning editor who constructs complex narratives in films, commercials, music videos, and short films. Since 2022, he has been represented by the award-winning Cabin Editing, an editing house with offices in LA, NY, and UK. D’Aguiar recently collaborated with director Vellas on the powerful short film Shout for the telecommunications brand Movistar, which has garnered over eighty awards worldwide, including several Grand Prix awards. His works also earned him awards in the Best Editing category at the AICP and Editor of the Year at the Shots Awards Americas. Other notable projects include campaigns for Nike, Corona, Lexus, Kia, Jeep, Budweiser, Ubisoft, and the Alzheimer Forschung Initiative. Throughout his consistent career, D’Aguiar won important awards, such as Cannes Lions, Ciclope, Clios, ANDY Awards, D&AD, LIA, The One Show, ADC, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Creative Club de São Paulo, and Professionals of the Year. He was also named Best Editor at the WHEXT Awards twice. Living in São Paulo since 2005, Rami began his career in Brazil as a freelance editor, before making a name for himself internationally. In addition to his commercial work, he is also the entrepreneur behind the award-winning AT FIVE GIN, which will be available in the US in 2024.
Born in 1978 in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) and based in Belgium, Baloji (not to be confused with the photographer Sammy Baloji) is an award-winning musician, filmmaker, and polymath artist. He’s been working as an art director and costume designer for fashion and other visual art forms. The meaning of Baloji’s name has to do with occult and evil forces. In Swahili, it initially meant “man of science,” but in colonial times, it turned into “man of occult sciences/sorcerer.” This assignment has influenced his entire work as a heavy burden to bear and, at the same time, as a driver for a playful and empirical approach, shaping his vision with an imaginary suspended between oneiric and magical realism. As a filmmaker, Baloji released his first feature film Augure / Omen (Cannes official selection 2023) accompanied by a four-part soundtrack where each record is written from the point of view of the main characters. The project is also accompanied by a traveling exhibition featuring costume designs and photos. The film Omen follows several short films noticed in the circuit and distributed worldwide such as Zombies (London FF). As a musician, Baloji has released two critically acclaimed albums and two EPs, the latest of which being Avenue Kaniama, on Bella Union Records (Father John Mistry, Fleet Foxes).
Targa Sahyoun is Senior Vice President of Creative for Capitol Records, the flagship label of Capitol Music Group (CMG), overseeing music video and visual content production for Capitol’s full roster of superstar, established, and developing artists. Sahyoun first joined the label in 2014. Highlights during this period include producing the Mary J. Blige documentary, The London Sessions, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015; producing the Emmy-nominated television special An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox; overseeing music videos for Halsey’s first three albums, which have amassed more than three billion views to date, as well as eight MTV VMA nominations; overseeing a number of Katy Perry’s videos, which have also amassed more than three billion views to date; overseeing (with Capitol’s brands team) and executing multimillion-dollar global campaigns for Halsey/Magnum Ice Cream and Katy Perry/Coca-Cola “Open To Better,” in 2021. Among the many other artists Sahyoun has been integrally involved with on a creative level are Calum Scott, Sam Smith, Alesso, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Lopez, Neil Diamond, Niall Horan, Tori Kelly, Jon Bellion, and Five Seconds of Summer. Prior to joining Capitol, Sahyoun was Director of Video Production at Columbia Records in Los Angeles, having first joined that label in 2008 in New York. Among the many artists she worked with on a creative level were AC/DC, Adele, Train, One Direction, and the soundtracks to Glee. She also oversaw all music videos and visual content for the label’s partnership with Nickelodeon.