Music Video Asheville announces a call for submissions

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Music Video Asheville announces a call for submissions

We are thrilled to announce a call for submissions for the 7th Annual Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase to highlight the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers.

MVA debuts in its brand new venue at the Diana Wortham Theatre and the deadline for submissions to this year’s event is Friday March 14, 2014. Prizes for winners will include a free day of studio time at Echo Mountain Recording Studios and a $500 cash prize!

To celebrate the 7th Anniversary of one of Asheville’s favorite music events, the MVA crew is once again rolling out the red carpet…literally. Music Video Asheville strongly suggests “Grammy style” attire (with Asheville flair, of course) and will be offering tickets for preferred seating. Pre-show cocktail hour will take place in the lobby at 6 o’clock. The viewing and awards ceremony will be from 8-10pm. Tickets will go on sale on the website on April 5, 2013.

Music Video Asheville 2013 is produced by Lush Life Productions and theONcorps. If you’d like to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact Kelly Denson at or call 828-515-1081.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS April 2, 2013All Asheville-area musicians and filmmakers are invited to submit music videos. Conceptual Music Videos, Live Performance Videos, Music Documentary Shorts and Experimental/ Animated Music Films are all accepted.Submission 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 original3. There is a $15 submission fee for each video submitted, each individual submission must be under 10 minutes long. Submission Fee must be in cash or paid via PayPal at review the complete submission guidelines and fill out the submission form at www.musicvideoavl.comAll submissions may be mailed to: PO Box 17356 Asheville, NC 28816 OR dropped off at Harvest Records in West Asheville on Haywood Road. All submission MUST include the filled out submission form and $15 submission fee.The video or film must be a standalone clip of the item being submitted in one of the following formats:1. Best option – send an Apple Pro Res compressed Quicktime at either 1920×1080 or 1280×7202. Next best option – H.264 Quicktime compression with the highest resolution possible.Files should be submitted digitally on thumb drive or something similar and be files should be 23.98 FPSPlease note: .Avi, mpeg, basic DVDs 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.

Also this year, submissions will be accepted electronically. Go to for further details.

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 Ceremony: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 2014- MVA is proud to be offering a the BEST OF MVA Award selected by a jury of film and music industry people. The winner will receive a day of free studio time at Echo Mountain Recording.

3. Other awards to be given this year include Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Best Costume Design and Best Visual Design.
Good Luck!~The MVA 2014 Committee


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