UK Music Video Awards return for 8th year

The annual UK Music Video Awards returns for the eighth year, offering music video makers the chance to gain recognition for their work in areas across the filmmaking board. Now open for entries via the dedicated website at, the Awards accepts submissions from across the globe in production, direction and post-production as well as a range of technical skills. This year, there will be two brand new awards – for the Best Music Documentary and the Best Lyric Video, the latter introduced to recognise that the way music and videos are consumed is becoming increasingly important. This year’s Awards, which will take place on November 5, will be held for the first time at London’s Roundhouse. Steeped in history, this classic venue has not only played host to legendary musical performances from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and The Clash, but in recent years has been home to some groundbreaking cultural events as well as a creative hub for young people in the capital. Now an event with global reach, last year’s UK Music Video Awards saw winners from the USA, Canada, Australia, France and Israel sitting alongside British talent. American directing duo DANIELS picked up Video of the Year and Best Dance Video – International. The big British winner of the night was Daniel Wolfe for his 8 minute epic for Paolo Nutini’s ‘Iron Sky’, which picked up the Best Pop Video title as well as the coveted Best Cinematography prize for Robbie Ryan. The UK Music Video Awards editorial director, David Knight, says, “At a time when the music video is more important than ever to the music business – as income generator as well as promoter of music – the UK Music Video Awards celebrates the artform. It’s all about the creative collaborations of artists, directors, producers, choreographers and a host of other talented people. Each year we get to marvel at music video’s greatest achievements and this year will be greater than ever.” The UK Music Video Awards 2015 is now open and accepting entries in over 30 separate categories, including genre-led awards, as well as specific technical and craft awards, and awards for individual producers, directors and commissioners. Entries can be made via the MVA website and the deadline is August 5.

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