* July 18th & 19th 2014 *

the longest running film festival exclusively for music videos in the world
Sat. June 28: 6pm – Cine (Get Exposed: Networking Event – Sprockets Edition)
Mon. June 30: 9pm – Flicker Theatre & Bar (Sprockets Celebrates Canada Day)
Fri. July 18th Georgia Music Video Show @ the 40 Watt Club
Sat. July 19th (day) Industry Talks @ the Melting Point
Sat. July 19th (night) Sprockets International Music Video Show @ the 40 Watt Club

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


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

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


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

"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


"Flames of Love" by Spencer
Directed by: Trevor Stott


"LEMON HORSES - Casper & The Cookies
Directed by: Bryan Redding


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