SPROCKETS MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL - 2014 Call For Entries Going on NOW

SPROCKETS MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL 2004-2013 History

Sprockets Music Video Competition is an annual competition held in Athens, Georgia USA. The call for entries starts in January and goes until April. Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world! Music videos that are selected to be in-competition are played at the Sprockets Music Video Show in June. The "Best Music Video" and "Audience Choice" winners are screened and awarded at the Flagpole Music Awards.

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, NPR producers, Grammy, Rockefeller, and Peabody award winners.

For more info or to get involved contact sprockets@filmathens.net!

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




2012 WINNER "BEST MUSIC VIDEO"
"Bright Whites" by Kishi Bashi
Directed by: Brett Vaughn


Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites from Brett Vaughn on Vimeo.



2011 WINNER "BEST MUSIC VIDEO"
"The Fear" by Lovett
Directed by: David Bruckner


THE FEAR from David Bruckner on Vimeo.



2008 WINNER "BEST MUSIC VIDEO"
"The Foreigner" by The Buddyrevelles
Directed by: Joe Pickett




2006 WINNER "BEST MUSIC VIDEO"
"Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games" of Montreal
Directed by: Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg




2012 WINNER "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD"
"Turning Me On" by Jay Gonzalez
Directed by: John Britt


Jay Gonzalez - Turning Me On from John Britt on Vimeo.



2012 WINNER "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD"
"ANIMALS (mama said)" by The ATHENS Band
Directed by: Benson Greene


Sprockets Music Video Competition - Past Winners, Judges & Entries


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

----2013----

Judges

Christopher Roberts - Festival Director at NXNE
Coleen Haynes - Executive Producer Rsa/black Dog Films
Heather Mcintosh - Cellist, Bassist, Film Composer
Jennifer Smith - Writer/director, Professor Of Video Production At Uga Grady College
Stephen Pitalo - Writer/editor, Music Video Historian
2013 Judges bios »

Entries

""Obvious Signs" by Grape Soda
directed by Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

"Flames of Love" by Spencer
directed by Trevor SCott
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

""LEMON HORSES - Casper & The Cookies
directed by Bryan Redding
**WINNER BEST GEORGIA VIDEO**


"Flames of Love" by Spencer
directed by Trevor Stott

"Just to see her smile" by Mother Falcon
directed by David Bukstein

"Traveller" by Linde Nijland and Bert Ridderbos
directed by Sam Chegini

"Job Fair" by Archie Powell & the Exports
directed by Kyle Dunleavy

"Tribo Fuego" by TWST-1 feat. Seek Selekta
directed by Brian Charles Lehrer [B//C//L]

"Animal Love I" by Charlene Kaye
directed by Liann Kaye

"Blown Away" by Saigon
directed by Nick Heller

"Magnolia" by Lushlife
directed by LAMAR+NIK

"Parasitic Twins" by The Dillinger Escape Plan
directed by David Merenyi

"Promises" by The Presets
directed by Husson

"Océan" by -M-
directed by Sanghon KIM

"Brother In The Night" by The Weeks
directed by John Merizalde

"You Got The Devil" by Darnell Boys
directed by Jeff Reynolds

"Funny Girl" by Pacific UV
directed by Brett Vaughn

"Love Enough" by KC Roberts & The Live Revolution
directed by Sacha Proctor

"It's Not the Last" by powerkompany
directed by Landon Donaho

"Hard For You" by Theo Katzman
directed by Liann Kaye

"Alone" by L'Orange feat. Blu
directed by Ashton Blessing

"Long Spun Thread" by Gabe Levine
directed by Matt Skwid

"Obvious Signs" by Grape Soda
directed by Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg

"Sex" by Slugabed
directed by Chris Ullens

"Take Me Over" by Cut Copy
directed by Ryan Patrick

"Time Is Running Out" by Turnstile Junkpile
directed by Mikko Makela

"I'm Taking Off (Shield Your Eyes)" by Space Knife
directed by Craig Johnson

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----2012----

Judges

Bob Boilen - Host/Creator NPR All Songs Considered
Eric Johnson - Executive Producer at Search Party Music
James Biddle - Senior Lecturer, Grady College's Telecommunications Program
James Ponsoldt - Writer/Director (Smashed, Off the Black, The Spectacular Now)
Shil Patel - Head of Team Clermont's Radio Promotion
Stephanie Skinner - Writer, Director of Business Development Tiny Hero
2012 Judges bios »

Entries

"Bright Whites" by Kishi Bashi
directed by Brett Vaughn
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

"Turning Me On" by Jay Gonzalez
directed by John Britt
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

"After It's Gone" by Patterson Hood and the Downtown 13
directed by Jason Thrasher

"Ain't Too Late (A2L)" by Untitled crew featuring Detroit Diamond
directed by Charles Cho

"Because of the Shame" by Against Me!
directed by Jason Thrasher

"Bee In Love" by Little Mountain
directed by Kasia Kowalczyk

"Bloodless" by Fractal Farm
directed by Devin DiMattia

"Bright Whites" by Kishi Bashi
directed by Brett Vaughn

"Celebration" by Jason the Kid
directed by Tim Daust

"Dear Boy" by Powerkompany
directed by Mark Magnarella

"Devil Piss" by The Ginger Envelope
directed by Jorge Torres-Torres

"Everysinglebodyelse" by Telstar
directed by Tim Daust

"Gather the Feathers" by Madeline
directed by Jamie Henson

"Hash" by Easter Island
directed by Ethan and Asher Payne

"I'm a Bird" by Modern Paranoia
directed by Tim Daust

"Kinetic" by Tesla Rossa
directed by Jordan Noel

"Lean Into The Fall" by MONA
directed by Jordan Noel

"nearsayerfive" by Eddie the Wheel
directed by Matt Evans

"Old Man Cabbage" by Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
directed by Raymond Carr

"Red Nine" by The Candy Runts
directed by Andrew Hollingworth and Daniel Gronner

"Rock Paper Satan" by Los Meesfits
directed by Andrew Shearer

"Rooney's World (Theme Song)" by Rooney's World / Trevor Dowdy / Jacob York
directed by Jordan Noel

"Sefer Ha'Nisraf" by Katër Mass
directed by Nick Gomez

"The Magick Deed" by Kuroma
directed by Ash Sechler

"Through the Breakdown" by Electrophoria
directed by Lauren Fancher

"Words Must Die!" by Timi Conley
directed by Jay Braver

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----2011----

Judges

Christopher Cogan
Gordon Lamb
John Keane
Melissa Love
Gregg Hale
2011 Judges bios »

Entries

Lovett "The Fear"
directed by David Bruckner
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

The ATHENS Band "ANIMALS (mama said)"
directed by Benson Greene
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

Akron/Family "Silly Bears"
directed by Matt Brunson

Captain #1 "Sleep"
directed by Tim Denson

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band "Souled Out"
directed by Alan Tanner

Dead Confederate "Run From The Gun"
directed by Jason Thrasher

Dodd Ferrelle "Control"
directed by Cameron Bliss Ferrelle

Haley Bonar "Ahahah"
directed by Joanna Schwevens

Hot Ham N Cheese "Nah B*Tch!"
directed by Richard Fasshauer

Jay Gonzalez "Punch of Love"
directed by John Britt

Jenny Lewis "See Fernando"
directed by Alan Tanner

JZP Feat Elite tha Showstoppa "Cardboard Friends"
directed by Emmanuel Torres

L.A. The Mad Titan "Mylie Syrus"
directed by Trevor Stott

Lera Lynn "Bobby Baby"
directed by Brett Vaughn

MISFORTUNE5OO "Panther Panther"
directed by Gary Bardizbanian

MONA "Trouble On The Way"
directed by Jordan Noel

Reeks of Failure "Abdication"
directed by Nick Gomez

Reptar "Cannabis Canyon"
directed by Katie Gasner

Sea Wolf "Wicked Blood"
directed by Alan Tanner

Senryu "Burial Dance"
directed by Jordan Noel

The Orkids "What Is It With Me?"
directed by Matt Beaty

The Swank "Amanda"
directed by Justin Blyden/ Richard Fausser

Tragedy Called Truth "The 13th Floor"
directed by Justin O. Blyden

Wedge "Flying Kites Eat Me Whole"
directed by Tommy Wedge

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----2008----

Judges

Mandy Sewell
Ruta Abolins
Darius Weems
Mark Mobely
Steve Dollar

Entries

the Foreigner by the Buddyrevelles
directed by Joe Pickett
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

Tigerz by Kite To the Moon
directed by Eric Krasle
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

Katalina by Hope for Agoldensummer
directed by Jason Miller

A Ghost To Most by Drive-By Truckers
directed by Jason Thrasher

Pasadena by Modern Skirts
directed by Jack Wallis

She's Nice to Me by Jamie Radford
directed by Jamie Radford

Letting Go by Chantelle Barry
directed by Ruckus Skye

Farther by the Mule theives
directed by John Stanek

Spinning Top by the Curtains
directed by Jym Davis

That Don't Work That Well For Us by Je Suis France
directed by Jason Bergeron

Drugged Out Angel by the Visitations
directed by Dickie Cox

To My Love Who Disappeared by Blue Flashing Light
directed by J.J. Bower

Misery by the Vinyl Strangers
directed by Kaitlin Knapp

Georgia by Heather Heyn
directed by Karen Freed & Alexander Taylor

Clap Paws by the Buddy System
directed by Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg

Blueprint by Russian Spy Camera
directed by Ryan White & Bryan Redding

Bless Me by Fabulous Bird
directed by Peter Alvanos


Elephant Radio by Noogeez
directed by Safi Kheshgi & Ken Starratt

the Sequence by Future Ape Tapes
directed by Zach Cowan

Save Us by the 63 Crayons
directed by Whistling School For Boys

New Improved Formula by Spring Tigers
directed by Taylor Coggin & Brian Smith

Montauk Soldiers by the Cubs
directed by Rob Tiffin & Ben Lamm

When Jesus Comes He Takes My Brain by Bekah and the Father Figures
directed by Andrew Cayce & Bill Paul & Terence McManus

Cool by Son 1
directed by Richard Fasshauer

Weekend Death Knell by Blak Thor
directed by Blak Thor

Horse Mountain by the Buddy System
directed by Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg

MMBrain by Down with the Woo
directed by Winston Parker & Eddie Whelan

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----2007----

Judges

Bruce Burch
Alexis Boling
Senain Kheshgi
Paul Strawser
Todd Tanner

Entries

A Normal Conversation by Cobrasex
dir. Jamie Corbett
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

Kathy by Noogeez
dir. Safi Khenshgi, Ken Starratt)
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

GOP Sugar by Blak Thor
dir. Blak Thor

Phil's Fro by the Inflatable Orchestra
dir. John Britt

Chemanta, the Horrific Destroyer of Evil by Jeremiah Cymerman
dir. Jonathon Railey

Something For My Baby by Kite To the Moon
dir. Eric Krasle

Flavor of the Month by John Stanek
dir. Marc Mahan

Tied and Bound by Nutria
dir. John Britt

Devil In Me by Ken Will Morton
dir. Vikas Shah

Encapsulate by the Ginger Envelope
dir. Jorge Torres

Three Eyes Open by Dark Meat
dir. Jorge Torres

(I Wish I Married) Mark E. Smith / Fistula by the Bar-B-Q Killers
dir. Gordon Lamb, Mike Turner

Winterville by Wilma
dir. Dan Aguar

Rascal by Blak Thor
dir. Blak Thor

Andropolis by Venice Is Sinking
dir. Lucas Jensen

One of Us by Push!
dir. Matt McDonald

Aftermath USA by the Drive by Truckers
dir. Jim Stramel

Deep Oblivion by David Lowery
dir. David Lowery

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----2006----

Check out some videos from 2006 »

Judges

Jared Bailey
Chris Billheimer
Jeff Clark
Laleh Mehran
Velena Vego

Entries

Of Montreal "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games"
dir. Craig Sheldon & Lauren Gregg
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

Elite "Liquor"
dir. Andrew Fazekas
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

Walk Away by Valkyrie
dir. J. Alec Hawkins

Datura by Ceramic Dvck
dir. Jorge Torres

Fade by Poncho Magic
dir. Adam Shumaker

of A Map by Misfortune500
dir. Chisolm Thompson

I Love My Jean by Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars
dir. Bob Hay

Full Grown Man by Phosporescent
dir. Jason Howe

Rip Van Winkle by John Stanek
dir. Marc Mahan

Until My Life's Gone by Collective Efforts
dir. Matt Weiss

Transistor Eyeball
dir. Peter Keane, Jake Mosely, & Brian Smith

Bee People by Producto
dir. Lauren Fancher

Tearing Up the Oxygen by Maritime
dir. Ryan Sterritt

the Slightest Chance by the Vinyl Strangers
dir. Joe Guerzo

Wonderful Crazy by Katelyn Tarver
dir. Powell Weaver

Wraith Pinned To the Mist and Other Games by of Montreal
dir. Craig Sheldon, Lauren Gregg

Single Cell by Luigi
dir. Larry Morris

Ride To the Grave by Geoff Reacher
dir. Jorge Torres

All the World Is Waiting by Elf Power
dir. Nick Canada, Tim Nackashi

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----2005----

Judges

Kenneth Aguar
Barrie Jayne Buck
Patrick Franklin
Jeff Montgomery
Richard Neupert
Nelson Wells

Entries

Pulaski heights by venice is sinking
dir. tim hayden, christian poules
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

So begins our alabee by of montreal
dir. ryan sterritt
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

So Begins Our Alabee by of Montreal
dir. Ryan Sterritt

Might Makes Right by Camper Van Beethoven
dir. Jon Croxton

Nightsweeping by the Ginger Envelope
dir. Jorge Torres

Another Song For Allison by Flood City Shootout
dir. Joe Guerzo

Soft 'n' Ez by Japancakes
dir. Kevin J. Hoth

Tokyo by STS9
dir. Johathan Brill, Matt Weiss

I'm Tired of Paul Mccartney by Cinemechanica
dir. Josh Borger, Tom Pritchard

Bleed by Slaphappy
dir. Larry Acquaviva

Meduze by Melted Men
dir. Melted Men, Pakito Bolino

Scrap Metal Jesus by Michelle Mcconnell
dir. Michelle Mcconnell

Hitt thee Pennie by Ceramic Dvck
dir. Jorges Torres

Mechanical Doll by Charles Mathis
dir. Annie Cheatham

Ivanhoe Cricket Clubby the Wee Turtles
dir. Jon Croxton

Pritsn by Kyle Dawkins
dir. Kevin J. Hoth

Hulkster In Heaven by Flickskinny
dir. Clint Mcelroy, Jeremy Long

Pulaski Heights by Venice Is Sinking
dir. Tim Hayden, Christian Poules

Deciduous by Jackpot City
dir. Gregg Hale, Dan Aguar

Wait In Line by Now It's Overhead
dir. Bradley Scott

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----2004----

Judges

Bill Benson
Charles Eidsvik
Chris Hassiotis
Erica Mccarthy
Kevin O'Neil

Entries

Closer than you know how by maserati
dir. josh borger, stewart mcalpine
**WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO**

Ratbot by ordinary germans like yourselves
dir. paul nunn, peter keane, brian smith
**WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD**

Never Believe by Elf Power
dir. Nicolas Cervini

Jenna Is A Rockstar by Motorcade
dir. Mariah Moates, theodore Radford, Jason Martin

la Vague [the Wave] by Kyle Dawkins
dir. Kevin J Hoth

Till these Troubled Times Are Gone by Meridian
dir. Mark Gaffney

Downhill Chong by Empire State
dir. Jason Thrasher, Kenny Kilfara

Wires Were Towers by Maserati
dir. Nicolas Cervini

Candle by John Stanek
dir. Marc Mahan

Disconnect the Dots by of Montreal
dir. Nicolas Cervini

Eddie Cane by Lil Noc
dir. Todd Sapre

Autumn's End by Bryan Redding
dir. Bryan Redding

Flingin Linguini by Klatu Verat Nikto
dir. Daniel Louney

Saros by Mark Fisher
dir. Kevin J. Hoth

Sleep by Flood City Shootout
dir. Joe Guerzo, Mariah Moats

Sticks and Stones by Kyle Dawkins
dir. Kevin J. Hoth

You Define Single File by Random Touch
dir. Random Touch

When She Goes Out by Jucifer
dir. Dan Aguar
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