GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT THE BUENOS AIRES MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL

Buenos Aires Music Video Festival (BAMV Fest) is considered the first international music video event in Argentina created to promote and reward the best productions of each year.

The Festival encompasses an artistic community made up of musicians, directors, producers and music video professionals, organizing several activities throughout the year and making the works of national and international artists visible.

OUR MAIN
GOAL

We seek to recognize the creative and innovative work of music video professionals and filmmakers in Argentina and worldwide. We want to promote the production and dissemination of quality work that contributes to the popular culture of the City through screenings and various activities.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE CATEGORIES?

The BAMV FEST Official Competition offers 34 distinctions to the best videos of the year divided into 5 Competitions: General, Viewer's Choice, Technical, Special and Formats .

 
The 6 categories of the General Competition are Video of the Year, Best Director, Best Music Video (Argentina), Best Music Video (LATAM), Best Music Video (International), and Video Emergente; that are chosen by an International Jury .

We also have categories open to public voting such as Favorite Video, Pop Video, Rock Video, Urban Video, Kpop Video and more. 

With the intention of expanding our view of the music video world, Buenos Aires Music Video Festival has the Format Competition for Documentaries, Lyric Videos, Fashion Films, Making Of and Live Sessions, among others.

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FAQs

WHAT DO WE CONSIDER AS A MUSIC VIDEO?

 

We understand a music video as any audiovisual work that generates a new aesthetic discourse by officially using images on a commercially edited phonogram.
 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

- People over 18 years, regardless of nationality, with legal access to the audiovisual work.
- Directors, producers, production companies, record labels, artists, bands, among other professionals related to the production of the music video.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT A VIDEO IN THE FESTIVAL?

We have free categories and benefits so that everyone can participate in BAMV Fest. However, the categories within the "Official Competition" section will have a cost that will vary in the different stages we have for submissions. 

HOW IS THE SELECTION PROCESS DEVELOPED?

The curator team will review all the applications and will select the best videos for each category, the winning video will be revealed on the award night through the results established by the International Jury and/or the Public Vote.

CAN LYRIC VIDEOS AND FASHION FILMS PARTICIPATE?

Yes! New formats such as lyric videos, fashion films, among others, can participate for free in the Formats Competition. Although to be nominated in the main categories they have to be submitted in the paid Competitions. 

 

WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY PERIOD? 

For the 2022 edition, all music video that were released (on a streaming video platform) between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 can enter the competition.

 

CAN I REGISTER AN UNOFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO?​

NO. The use of the song of the music video must have been agreed with the artist.

(see music video definition above). 

 

IF I AM A STUDENT,

CAN I REGISTER AN UNOFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO?

If you are a student, yes, since we will consider that this unofficial video had academic purposes. Therefore it is only eligible for the Student Video category.  

More info about this category .

 

THE MUSIC VIDEO I MADE FOR SCHOOL IS USED BY THE ARTIST TO PROMOTE THEIR MUSIC. CAN WE PARTICIPATE AS AN OFFICIAL VIDEO?

Yes. There are many cases in which national bands and artists ask college students to make a music video that they will use to sell their song. In this case you can register the music video as "Student Video" and also in "Official Competition". In the latter you will have to pay the corresponding amount.