Asheville is poised to one-up MTV with the launch of the WNC Video Music Awards. Bioflyer Productions, the Arden-based event organizers, aim to provide a new way for Asheville creatives to showcase their abundance of quality video projects. A curated assemblage of submissions will be screened at the competition, a democratic affair in which all attendees share the weighty responsibility of judgeship. Cash prizes for the top three contestants range from $100-$300, and the next three runners-up each receive a $50 gift certificate. Also, local filmmaker Erin Derham will speak about her new documentary, Buskin Blues, and musician Holiday Childress will perform songs from his forthcoming album. Here’s hoping that winners will take home trophies shaped like mountain men instead of moon men. The inaugural WNC Video Music Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre. $7 seniors/$9.75 adults. avl.mx/0gl. Photo of a Pack Square video shoot courtesy of Bioflyer Productions
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