Event Coverage

UKMVAs Call For Entries

Posted by Doug Klinger on July 26, 2016 in Event Coverage

The world needs more people celebrating music videos as an art form. It needs more people championing music video directors, and the rest of their crew all the way down the line. Basically, it needs more people doing what the UK Music Video Awards do. Heading into their 9th year,… Read More

2015 LAMVF Recap

Posted by Caleb Jackson on November 10, 2015 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

Among the music video scene, few institutions stand out from the mainstream VMA world and foster growth at a community level more than the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, which has been a household name in the professional music video industry since 2011. Sami Kriegstein and Colleen Curlin started LAMVF… Read More


Posted by Caleb Jackson on September 3, 2015 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

If you care about music videos, you are probably still up in a tizzy about Joseph Kahn's Taylor Swift video taking video of the year at the VMA’s this weekend, but this is also the time of the year when another music video institution comes around the bend. That is,… Read More

Photo courtesy of WireImage and Film IndependentLast Friday night, I had the pleasure of seeing a showcase of most of OK GO’s elaborate and memorable music videos at LA Film Festival. If you’re at all familiar with their material, then you understand the the truly epic scale of their work,… Read More

SXSW 2015 Music Video Lineup

Posted by Doug Klinger on February 10, 2015 in Event Coverage

SXSW 2015 is only a few weeks away, and today they released the program for their music video competition! It's a pretty tight list that's definitely worth getting excited for if you're heading to Austin this year. We've been to SXSW two years in a row now, will we be… Read More

Chris Black's VMA recap

Posted by Chris Black on August 25, 2014 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

What's gucci my hittas?!?!Did you watch the MTV Video Music Awards last night? I didn't. I mean...if Yeezy ain't there, then why bother?Here's my recap of the VMA's...First of, shout out to Jackson Hunt for winning Best Cinematography for Beyonce's, "Pretty Hurts". The video looks good and he certainly did the… Read More

Last night we did what we do every year at IMVDb - dutifully watched the MTV Video Music Awards. It's the most talked about night dedicated to music videos - a big venue for the format. Not only do all the awards go to music videos (even the Artist to… Read More

MTV 2014 VMA Liveblog

Posted by Adam Fairholm on August 22, 2014 in Event Coverage

This year, as we are accustomed to doing, we shall liveblog the MTV VMAs. We'll be around most of the day updating with interesting bits and pieces, but our official start in 8pm EST. (function() { var lb24 = document.createElement('script'); lb24.type = 'text/javascript'; lb24.id = '24lbScript'; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset="utf-8";… Read More

Sprockets 2014 Recap

Posted by Adam Fairholm on July 24, 2014 in Event Coverage

All images in this post (except for the coffee can) are by Ben Roberds, a director living in Athens. Check out his website here. Also, check out a pilot called Night Bus that he co-directed - it freaked us all out after the Saturday screening.This past weekend Doug and I took… Read More

The 2014 Prism Prize for best music video was awarded to directed Emily Kai Bock last night, for her video for "Afterlife" by Arcade Fire. Prism Prize is an award selected by a jury of over 90 Canadian music and film industry professionals, and it recognizes something there is no shortage… Read More

Music Videos At SXSW 2014

Posted by Doug Klinger on March 19, 2014 in Event Coverage

Last week, we were in Austin, TX watching music videos, recording commentaries, and giving out IMVDb tshirts at SXSW. As one of the biggest events of the year to recognize music videos, and likely the largest to features directors specifically, SXSW is one of the few places to find a… Read More

IMVDb at SXSW 2014

Posted by Doug Klinger on March 7, 2014 in Event Coverage

It?s that time of year again, you guys. Time to throw all your belongings into the back of your Jeep Compass and drive 20 hours to Austin, TX for South by Southwest! IMVDb will be in Austin from Sunday through Thursday, primarily covering the music video competition, but also covering… Read More

SXSW 2014 Music Video Lineup

Posted by Adam Fairholm on February 6, 2014 in Event Coverage

SXSW 2014 is coming up in just a few short months, and today SXSW released their program of music videos. We had a great time checking out the music videos at SXSW 2013 - we plan on reporting back from Austin this year as well! Check out the 2014 line… Read More

It didn't take long before the first annual YouTube Music Awards went completely off the rails. Approximately 15 minutes in, hosts Reggie Watts and Jason Schwartzman delivered the first award of the night to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Rashida Jones' crying babies in their arms. It was awkward and… Read More

MTV VMA 2013 Liveblog

Posted by Adam Fairholm on August 26, 2013 in Event Coverage

Just like last year, Doug and I are live blogging the VMAs! Join us here at 8:30pm EST and we'll get it going. Also, if you want to check out all the nominees, they're all here.  Read More

As we mentioned last month, OMG! Cameras Everywhere, the music video director-run nonprofit that offers free music video workshops to kids, is holding three summer camps sessions this year in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The first session, held in The Bronx, NY, is this week, and we’ll be… Read More

Flux is putting on quarterly screenings at the Hammer Museum at UCLA and one of those screenings is tonight. The main program is the LA premiere of David Shane’s short Playdate and Kirsten Lepore’s animated film Move Mountain. For music video fans, the screening also promises "new music videos for David Bowie,… Read More

2013 LAMVF Recap

Posted by Doug Klinger on May 16, 2013 in Event Coverage

At the beginning of this month, we traveled out to LA to attend the Los Angeles Music Video Festival. Co-directed by Sami Kriegstein and Colleen Curlin, LAMVF is one of the few things that allow us to take a break from our jobs as websitemen and venture out into the… Read More

Spectacle: The Music Video, the first museum exhibition dedicated to music videos, opens tomorrow at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York. Jonathan and Meg Wells of Flux curate the exhibit, and its goal is to “explore the art, history, future, and influence of the art form.” We were able… Read More

Music Videos at SXSW

Posted by Doug Klinger on March 15, 2013 in Event Coverage

Like most of the tech, film, and music world, we were in Austin, Texas this week covering SXSW. We were there, of course, to cover the music video portion of the event, which started with the first music video program screening on Monday at 11am. The selection of music videos… Read More

Last night, I headed down to Anthology Film Archive in New York City to see the premiere of Kevin Slack's short film Every Word Handwritten, presented by The Gaslight Anthem. The film is based on The Gaslight Anthem's music video "Handwritten," which Kevin also directed. The house was packed, so packed… Read More

The Grammys have a pretty large array of awards to give out (Best Surround Sound Album, anyone?) but they also have a music video category. The 55th Grammy nominees were released tonight, and here are your nominees for best short form music video: Grammy Nominations for Best Short Form Music… Read More

The MTV Europe Music Award nominations are in, and they have the only thing we care about - a music video category! Here's who is up for "Best Video" (director names added by us, they were not in the list). Best Video M.I.A., "Bad Girls" dir: Roman Gavras Lady Gaga, "Marry… Read More

We're lucky to have the fantastic LA Music Video Festival here in the US, but if you are in the UK, you might not know that you've also got a dedicated music video festival, and it's happening all this month! The BBC Music Video festival is the UK's only dedicated… Read More

Doug and I did a little liveblog of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards last night, and we both had a confession - we hadn't watched the MTV Video Music Awards in a long time. Me because I gave up cable a few years ago, and who knows why Doug… Read More

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