SELECTION PROCESS AND SELECTION OF WINNING VIDEOS
1. SUBMISSION CALL
The selection process of Buenos Aires Music Video begins with the submission of national and international music videos where directors, producers, production companies, technicians, musical artists, managers, record labels, and anyone who has worked in the making of the music video presented can participate online.
The BAMV Fest Curatorial Team (see Staff) will review all the music videos submitted, verifying whether they comply with the Bases and Conditions of the Festival and respect the Social Policies of the Competition.
Once this filter is passed, the Curatorial team works extensively to select the best works. At the end of this stage, up to ten music videos are selected for each of the 33 categories.
The Official Competition is divided into (a) General Competition, (b) Viewer's Choice Competition, (c) Technical Competition, (d) Special Competition and (e) Formats Competition.
3. VOTING FOR NOMINATED VIDEOS
The next stage goes to three groups of external parties that vote for the winning videos: the Voting Jury, the Jury Committee and the General Public.
The Voting Jury is made up of an international community of filmmakers, producers, artists, cultural managers, authors, academics and various industry professionals who vote virtually for the categories assigned to them in the General, Technical and Special Competitions. If you would like to join the jury, you can apply here.
Jury Committee: each year BAMV Fest selects three representatives of the Voting Jury for each Competition who will meet in person and/or virtually during the week of the Festival. Their role is to collect and validate the votes of their peers to select the winning videos of the Festival.
General Public: people of all nationalities can vote free of charge for the nominated videos of the Viewer's Choice Competition through the Festival's website.
4. THE BAMV FEST AWARDS
The winning videos of the Official Competition of the Buenos Aires Music Video Festival are revealed during the BAMV FEST Awards; the closing and awards ceremony of the event.
To learn more about the process of selecting and choosing the winners, you can watch this video: