Music Video Asheville opens call for submissions


We are thrilled to announce a call for submissions for the 9th Annual Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase to celebrate the collaboration of Asheville musicians and filmmakers. Submission acceptance begins on January 13.

Last year, 65 local musicians and filmmakers submitted their Music Videos for consideration in this growing event. Thirty videos were selected to be shown at the screening making them eligible for awards and prizes. Prizes for winners will include a free day of studio time at Echo Mountain Recording Studios and a $500 cash prize.

All submission guidelines and instructions can be found at

Call for Submissions:
9th Annual MUSIC VIDEO ASHEVILLE on Wed, April 13th at Diana Wortham Theatre

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 13th 2016

Who gets selected for the showcase?

All submissions that meet the guidelines will be considered by the MVA committee. The best 90 minutes of footage will be selected for the showcase.

Questions about submissions? Email Kelly Denson at or call 828-515-1081.

MVA Awards

1. Crowd Favorite Award – At the event, the audience will vote for their favorite video, and the winning artists will receive a $500 cash prize as well as a coveted MVA trophy.

2. Best of Music Video Asheville 2015- MVA is proud to be offering a the “BEST OF MVA” Award selected by a jury of film and music industry professionals. The winner will receive a day of free studio time at Echo Mountain Recording.

About Music Video Asheville
Gaining in popularity every year, MVA will celebrate its 9th Anniversary by once again rolling out the red carpet at Diana Wortham Theatre. “Grammy style” attire (with Asheville flair, of course) is strongly suggested and tickets for VIP seating will be offered. Pre-show, wine and beer will be offered and networking will take place in the lobby at 5 o’clock. The viewing and awards ceremony will be from 7:30-10pm. Tickets for the event are on sale now at

MVA returns for the third time to the Diana Wortham Theatre (past MVA’s have taken place at Cinebarre and Fine Arts Theater) and the deadline for submissions to this year’s event is Friday March 13, 2016.

Music Video Asheville: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
5-8pm Networking Party
6-7pm AMP Professionals Panel (more details to follow)
8-9:30pm Screening
9:30-10pm awards

Tickets go on sale February 9, 2016
$12 adv/ $15 dos
VIP Tickets: $30 online sales only; include two beverages (beer, wine, champagne or soda), and preferred seating.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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