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2015 Sprockets Music Video Festival - SCHEDULE!


Film Athens is proud to present the 10th annual Sprockets Music Video Festival on July 24-25, 2015 in Athens, GA. With entries in from 19 countries on 6 continents, Sprockets feature in competition music videos from down the block and across the globe!


• 7-9pm - Filmmaker Check-in @ Flicker Theatre
All you film folks come on down to flicker to get your festival badges! 

• 10pm  (9pm doors) @ the 40 Watt 
See international music videos from Athens, Atlanta, Belgium, Canada, Lithuania, NYC, Chile, the UK, Australia, Israel, France, Austria, Poland, Los Angles & MORE! 


3pm Musical Shorts

Screening 3 international shorts that use both creative filmmaking and music to tell their story

• "Lullaby of Birdland" directed by Edgar Birdwell / Canada
An animated interpretation of the beat box string trio Infinitus' recording of George Shearing's classic piece, Lullaby of Birdland, with a touch of whimsy. Follow the happy hippo on a musical, dreamy adventure as he falls into a deep slumber.
• "Anahata" directed by Matt Smolen / Australia
By definition, Anahata is the Sanskrit word for the heart chakra. The chakra’s location, in the center of the seven common chakras, promotes a sense of inner peace and stability. In this musical short, we follow a skilled puppeteer’s beautifully directed marionette on an emotionally overwhelming journey of finding serenity.
• "Rise" directed by Ali F. Mostafa / United Arab Emirates 
Set in 2025 in a  dystopian Arab city, RISE is an ego trip, a short music film where Jamal El-Nargisee finds himself battling a personal coup. With his imagination wreaking havoc on his reality, Jamal wonders whether his forgotten creativity was crushed by his business acumen or if he has lost his mind in the grind.

4-6pm Sprockets Industry Panel "Behind the Music: Videos"  

Presented by Dominar FilmsDT Productions

Behind the Music: Videos is a unique panel discussion where Filmmakers, Film Critics and Record Label Professionals sit down to hash out where the Music Video industry has gone and where it's going. Come to Flicker Theater and Bar at 4 pm this Saturday and find out, once and for all, where the MUSIC and the VIDEOS meet.


  • George Fontaine Sr. - founder of New West Records
  • Matthew MacCarthy- local cinematographer 
  • Andrew Shearer- movie columnist for the Athens Banner Herald
  • Cartter Fontaine- founding member of DT Productions
  • Jordan St. Martin-Reyes- founding member of Dominar Films


• 7-9pm - VIP Party @ Flicker Theatre
• 10pm  (9pm doors) @ the 40 Watt 
See local music videos from Blue Blood + Hand Sand Hands + Blackfoot Gypsies + Monsoon + Playground Hero + Green Gerry + Totem + Old Smokey + ThroatpuncH + Kevin Devine + Cortez Garza + Sam Sniper + Brooklynn + Honeychild + Mike Schatz and the Skinny Butt Band & MORE!  
• 12am  Awards Presentation
See who won Sprockets 2015!
Hosted by Lawson Chambers


AWARDS FOR • Best Music Video  • Audience Choice Award  • Best Georgia Video  

WINNERS will receive a one of a kind trophy made by Mike Harboldt at Saint Udio AND the winning director of the "Best Music Video" will receive a 6 months upgraded subscription to Radar Music Videos!

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Sprockets Music Video Festival is the longest running film festival exclusively for music videos in the world. It is held each summer in Athens, Georgia - a city known worldwide for its vibrant local music and arts scene.

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Sprockets is presented by Film Athens, a non-profit organization working to support, educate and foster the growth of the film industry and film community in Northeast Georgia. Film Athens has been providing resources, workshops, film exhibitions, community outreach and artist support since 2004.

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