CLIPPED Music Video Festival 2020: Australian Finalists Announcement

As the curtain prepares to rise on the landmark 5 year anniversary edition of the CLIPPED Music Video Festival, we’re thrilled to announce the line-up of the Top 30 music video finalists, who are in the running for a huge array of awards and prizes.

This year’s pandemic may be the reason CLIPPED Music Video Festival looks different to previous years, but in many ways, the festival will go ahead bigger, better and with some exciting surprises planned for the night.

The festival will screen a selection of the best Australian music videos of 2020, along with exclusive premiers, industry discussions and the presentation of the hotly contested CLIPPED Music Video Awards and prizes.

The CLIPPED MVF will be taking place this Saturday the 5th of December 2020. 

It will play out to an exclusive live audience at the iconic Ritz Cinema in Randwick, or will be available to livestream at via Maestro, the world’s leading interactive livestream platform.

Things will kick off online at 5pm, with the world first launch of a CLIPPED Online Music Video Channel. With a nod to RAGE, CLIPPED will curate a program of clips from this year’s festival entries, interviews with the creators and exclusive behind the scenes content.

At 8pm the physical music video screenings will begin at the Ritz. Click here to score yourself a seat.

Finalists will be in the running for awards in the categories of: Best Video, Directing, Cinematography, Animation, Editing, Production Design, Choreography and more, with a massive list of prizes for winners and runners up, totalling over $20 000 from our incredible sponsors at:

One Accounting, JBL, Chris Chow Lawyers, Zoom, Blonde Robot, The Ritz Cinema, Randwick, Blackmagic, Crayon, RODE, Panavision, Sydney Lodges, Sachtler, 3 Legged Thing (3LT), Peak Design, Tamron, ARRI , The Front, Atomos, Angelbird, Rotolight, RED Cameras, Digital Projection

This year, the effort from the judging crew, made up of international filmmakers, music video gurus and industry professionals, was no small feat. The quality of entries was extraordinary; and a true testament to the unabated creativity coming out of Australia today.

Without further ado, here are the Top 30 Finalists for Clipped Music Video Festival 2020: 

Sampa The Great – Time’s Up. Ft Krown (Directed by Sanjay de Silva)

Greta Stanley – Pour (Directed by Brendan Schoenmaker)

Shy PantherBullet Time (Directed by Daniel Swinton)

Mia Rodriguez – Psycho (Directed by Josh Harris)

George Alice – Circles (Directed by Zoee Marsh & Daniel Bolt)

Creature Fear – Make Up (Directed by Amy Pollock & Tim Williams)

Kirin J Callinan – The Homosexual (Directed by Michael Hili)

The Teskey Brothers – So Caught Up (Directed by Michael Hili)

PARKER – Become The Fool (Directed by Hans Van Vliet & Tash Parker)

Divebar Youth – Carbon Dioxide (Directed by Nicholas Muecke)

Sui Zhen – Perfect Place (Directed by Rebecca Anne & Sui Zhen Freeman)

Lastlings – Take My Hand (Directed by Marcus Butler)

The Teskey Brothers – Right For Me (Directed by Marie Panguard)

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – 5AM (Directed by Aimee-Lee X. Curran)

C.R Robin – Monska (Directed by Isabella Andronos)

Le Pie – Eye of The Storm (Directed by Molly Haddon)

Quiet Blue – Jealous (Directed by Thomas Pike)

Clare Bowditch – If I Could Give You (Directed by Lucy Knox)

Lupa J – Supermarket Riots (Directed by James Chappell)

Guy Sebastian – Let Me Drink (Directed by James Chappell)

Boy & Bear – 3 Moons (Directed by Taylor Fergurson)

Jarryd James – Miracles (Directed by Mick Soiza)

Eleanor Giovanni – Imaginé (Directed by Elanor Evans & Giovanni Aguilar)

CLYPSO – Storm (Directed by Imogen Grist)

Polaris – Hypermania (Directed by Ed Reiss)

Northlane – Bloodline (Directed by Jason Eshraghian)

Sonny Grin – Keep It Up (Directed by Chloe de Brito)

Genesis Owusu – Black Dog (Directed by Riley Blakeway)

G Flip – I’d Rather Go To Bed (Directed by Prad Sen)

AutosuggestLose Me (Directed by Thom Muir)

A huge congratulations to all the finalists, and good luck!

CLIPPED Music Video Festival

RITZ CINEMAS, Randwick (Sydney) • SATURDAY 5th December 2020 

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