SPROCKETS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL
              * July 18th & 19th 2014 *

the longest running film festival exclusively for music videos in the world

SPROCKETS 2014 EVENTS!

Friday July 18th: Georgia Music Video Show
See awesome local music videos & Vote for Best Georgia Video Award!
10pm @ the 40 Watt (doors at 9)
Saturday July 19th (day): Sprockets Industry Talks
The History of Music Videos w/ music video historian Stephen Pitalo 1pm @ the Melting Point [ goldenageofmusicvideo.com/bio]
Music Videos in The Digital World w/ Adam Fairholm of IMVDb.com 3pm @ the Melting Point [http://imvdb.com/]
Saturday July 19th (night): Sprockets International Music Video Show
See music videos from Athens, Atlanta, LA, NYC, Seattle, London, Singapore, Budapest, Rome, Norway, Copenhagen and more!
VIP Reception 7-9pm @ Flicker Theatre & Bar!
10pm @ the 40 Watt (doors at 9)
Vote for Audience Choice Award!

2014 INDUSTRY TALKS
THE HISTORY OF MUSIC VIDEO, PART ONE (The Dawn of Man - 1993)
With Stephen Pitalo writer, music video historian of goldenageofmusicvideo.com
The Golden Age of Music Video (1976-1993) marks a revolutionary era of growth for the genre known as music video. Culled from more than a hundred interviews with music video directors and artists, we'll trace the history of the music video from its birth as a performance clip through that amazing era when pioneering & revolutionary filmmakers experimented to create the iconic music videos we still watch today.

MUSIC VIDEOS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
With Adam Fairholm of IMVDb.com
A look at music video distribution on the internet from 1998 to the present, focusing on both technology and content breakthroughs.
It’s miraculous that around the same time cable TV was abandoning music videos, a new platform was on the rise that seemed almost tailor made for distributing them. But the internet that can deliver music videos in high definition and on demand is a very recent luxury. In “Music Videos In The Digital World,” we’ll trace the history of music video distribution on the internet from 1998 to the present, focusing on both technology and content breakthroughs, to figure out how we arrived at today, when music videos are the dominant form of short entertainment media on the web.

Buy Your Weekend Wristband

Wristbands can be purchased for $10 and they will get you in to both Friday & Saturday screenings and Saturday Industry Talks!
Started in 2004, this annual festival is held each summer in Athens, Georgia - a city known worldwide for its vibrant local music and arts scene. Away from the hubbub of the big city, we feel Athens is the perfect place to celebrate our love for music videos and bring together the international music video industry.

The Sprockets Music Video Festival

  • recognizes emerging and established filmmakers
  • gives filmmakers and music video industry professionals the rare opportunity to share their work in front of a live audience
  • highlights an art form which is rarely seen on the "big screen" and is often overlooked on the traditional festival circuit

SCREENING - July 18th & 19th 2014

Held annually each summer, Sprockets hosts 2 music video screenings: Georgia Music Videos & Sprockets International Show
Venues include the world famous 40 Watt Club, Flicker Theatre & Bar and Ciné Theatre

Competition

2014 Judges!

Louis Calabro - Director of Awards/Special Events at the Academy of Canadian Cinema, Founder/Director of the Prism Prize
Caroline Bottomley - Founder/Managing Director, Radar Music Videos
Vince Mancini - Writer/Comedian/TV presenter, Founding Editor of FilmDrunk.com
David Barbe - Musicician/Producer/Engineer, Director of UGA Music Business Program
Alyssa DeHayes - Publicist at TeamClermont Music PR, Columnist/Blogger, Owner Arrowhawk Records

CALL FOR ENTRIES starts in January and lasts until April

AWARDS:
Best Music Video chosen by our awesome judges
Audience Choice Award chosen by audience ballot the night of the Sprockets International show
Best Georgia Video chosen by audience ballot the night of the Georgia Music Video Show

Winner receives

Trophies by Athens sculptor Mike Harboldt
Best Music Video, Best Georgia Video & Audience Choice Award all receive trophies by amazing Athens sculptor Mike Harboldt at Saint Udio.
"Best Music Video" winner receives a 6- month Director Premium Account on Radar.

Radar helps music video directors progress their careers.
Around 50 briefs from major labels, independent labels, emerging & independent artists are posted to the site each month, each with a budget.
Directors worldwide pitch. Artists using the service include Tiesto, Jessie J and many hundred others. www.RadarMusicVideos.com

Judges

The "Best Music Video" award is chosen by 5 impartial judges. Each year we ask 5 established music and film industry professionals to be a judge and choose the Best Music Video for the competition.

In past years we have had judges who were #1 song writers, Grammy, Rockefeller, and Peabody award winners. Their decision is based on their personal expertise as music and film industry professionals.

See our past judges »

Flickskinnny True Tour Stories

Athens film critics Clint and Jeremy battle Hollywood mediocrity with good-natured aplomb and funny piktures. Each year special for Sprockets they create animated TRUE stories of bands on TOUR. To submit your story email flickskinny@yahoo.com.

 

2013 Award Winners

2013 BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
"Obvious Signs" by Grape Soda
Directed by: Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg

Check out the amazing judges who selected this video: ...sprockets_music_videos/2013_judges

 

2013 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
"Flames of Love" by Spencer
Directed by: Trevor Stott

 

2013 AUDIENCE CHOICE: BEST GEORGIA VIDEO
"LEMON HORSES - Casper & The Cookies
Directed by: Bryan Redding

 


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