Attention local bands and makers of videos: The deadline for entries for this year’s Music Video Asheville is Wednesday, Feb. 17. The third annual event features screenings of vids from lots of local bands, and it’s always a fun (and crowded) evening. The event itself is March 10 at Cinebarre, so mark yer calendars.
Here’s the word, from Erin Scholze at Dreamspider Publicity:
“What is Music Video Asheville?
The third Music Video Asheville, a showcase to highlight the pairing of local musicians and filmmakers, taking place on Wednesday, March 10 at the Cinebarre at Biltmore Square Mall. The MVA mission is to: increase the awareness and appreciation of local musicians and local videographers by showcasing their collaborative works in a public event.
The showcase is open to all Buncombe County residents who are musical artists and filmmakers who wish to submit one video or film showcasing their act’s live footage, music video or documentary-style film. At the event, the audience will vote for their favorite video and that video will win a cash prize.
Local music fans can check out 40 local bands in one setting. Last year’s participants included: Toubab Krewe, Ear Power, Laura Reed, Bugs Multiply, The Poles, Shapetastic, Angi West, Buncombe Turnpike, Velvet Truckstop, Mad Tea Party, LS and MJ Grillo, The Broomstars, Arizona, Custard Pie, Josh Phillips, Ice Horse, The Cheeksters, Chakra Bird, Night’s Bright Colors, Tyler Ramsey, Quetzatl, Custard Pie, LAAFF, Silver Machine and Now You See Them.
The screening is open to the public, and tickets are available for $5 each. Be sure to bring your friends! All ticket proceeds will go directly toward the winning artists’ prizes.
All Asheville-area musicians and filmmakers are invited to submit one video or film. Please make sure to download the MVA submission guidelines and MVA submission form to participate in the event.
Do you have any videos to enter, know someone that might? Please spread the word. Thanks in advance for your support!
Submission deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 17. GUIDELINES:
1. Video or film must focus on at least one musical artist currently residing in Buncombe County and must contain at least one song by the artist.
2. Song(s) in the piece must be original.
3. Each submitter can submit up to 30 minutes of film or video, but each individual submission must be under 10 minutes long
Please review ALL the guidelines by downloading them.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Fill out the Submission form by downloading it here.
1. The submission may be mailed or dropped off to the Submission Board as a DVD via standard first class mail, and must be packaged in a paper sleeve or jewel case in a bubble or padded mailer with a filled out Submission Form only. Mail to: MVA, 58 1/2 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. The video or film must be a standalone clip of the item being submitted, and must be a self-executing DVD, .avi, mpeg or other files will not be accepted. Do not send press kits, one-sheets, bios, photos or any other materials with the submission. Submissions that include these materials or are not in the correct format will not be considered.
WHO GETS PICKED?
All submissions that meet the guidelines will be shown at the showcase on a random draw basis. When entries are in, and if there are too many hours of video and film, we will pull from a hat to determine what is shown.
Please see the attached Submission Form for more information. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 828-279-4166. Good luck!
2009 Crowd Favorite winning video: Icehorse with “Cheese Pirates.”
2008 Crowd Favorite winning video: Firecracker Jazz Band with “Happy Feet.”