Bring back the music video!

Confessions of an ‘80s latchkey kid who misses the glory days of MTV: I heart music videos. So does the Future of Asheville Music, which will hold its second annual Music Video Asheville event at Cinebarre on March 11.

Local musicians, it’s not too late to enter your videos. The deadline is Friday, and you can send via snail mail or even a link (YouTube, Google Video, MySpace video etc.).

Here are the guidelines, from the FoAM organizers:
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

Here’s how to submit:
1. Fill out the submission form by downloading it here. All entries must be accompanied by a completed form.
2. 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. 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.
3. The submission may be sent via a link to YouTube, MySpace Video, Google Video, iFilm, vMix, MusicNation or any readily accessible flash-based public domain streaming video web site. If the submission is inaccessible to the submission board online at the time of submission, the entry will not be considered.

Here’s how they choose which ones get shown at the March 11 event:
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.

Questions? E-mail call 279-4166.

Rebecca Sulock, arts and entertainment editor



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