Nottingham Music Video Awards

Nottingham Music Video Awards

Showing Friday 24 May

  • Duration: 100 minutes
  • Director: Various
  • Country: Various
  • Year: 2024
  • Rating: (N/A)

Nottingham Music Video Awards

  • Duration: 100 minutes
  • Director: Various
  • Country: Various
  • Year: 2024
  • Rating: (N/A)

Join us for a live screening of the Nottingham Music Video Awards!

The programme:

Best Music Video – Season February 2023
Astronaut ( by Jelly Bean ) / Pierre Ponchant / France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI_b6B6ffOs
Once upon a time, there was a broke guy who left the earth in a thrift store space suit Astronaut is a no budget Space Odyssey, a voyage into the imaginary world of a hero who, night after night, explores the universe seeking for a safe haven. 

Best Song – Season February 2023

Best Music Video – Season April 2023
Honeybeast - Panik / Balázs Dudás/ Hungary 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrEakeANkWE 

Best Animation – Season April 2023
Jeremy Parsons – Tickin'/ Nick Van Dyk/ United States 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZRsZr0OS7Q
We have those moments when we sit down and look where we are. Sometimes followed by that is the thought, "is this where I thought I'd be?" or "is this where I should be in my life?". The pandemic embodied this moment for me. I was lucky enough to be so devoted to my craft and to have that as my clear focus, but it did leave me wondering, "what if I didn't?" I pondered where I would have been mentally and emotionally if not for that. It abundantly clarified how precious our time is and what the focus should be on. I'm lucky to have this creative outlet and found my path in this life. That's all I want for anyone else. I want them to be happy with their choices for themselves and their life. It's a journey for us all; we have the time we need to take it and should not take that for granted.

Best Music Video – Season June 2023
Gold In Them Hills / Jeremy Johnstone / United States 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1SQc4mRly0

Best Experimental – Season June 2023
killer
by Plastiq / Liam Somerville / Australia 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaKT1OD1WTA 
Utilizing emergent technology, this experimental music video uses photogrammetry, video to motion data AI, virtual production and virtual hand held cameras inside the game engine Unreal. 'Killer' stars the experimental pop duo PLASTIQ in many unique digital representations as they perform in virtual space, surrounded by monolithic chrome statues, digital sculptures and burning cities.

HONORABLE MENTION
Best Music Video – Season June 2023

In The Eyes/ Brian McDonnell / Ireland 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HbP6emJhYE 

Best Director – Season August 2023
Diana Ezerex - (I Need You To) Feel Me
/ Micha Roth / Germany 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLCI4o7IUo 
"I need you to feel me, cause I can't be real when you're fragile but stronger." The song denounces white fragility and basic defensive reactions by privileged individuals when discriminatory behavior is pointed out. The fact that there are so few opportunities to honestly point out grievances - especially when they affect you personally - makes social change more difficult and often results in a lack of opportunities to develop as an individual. "I need you to feel me, I need you to see that I can't do this much longer." The music shows a group of people to which Diana tries to gain access to by reaching out to them, a box scene in which Diana tries to defend herself against a boxing professional, symbolizing the phenomenon of white fragility and defensiveness.

HONORABLE MENTION
Best Music Video - Season August 2023
Wherever I Go
/ Jeremy Johnstone / United States 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZSBZNHGB9s
Inspired by a blissful sense of freedom, the video for Wherever I Go follows the artist from her home environment to the vast expanse of the desert, retaining her sense of childlike wonder at at every step of her journey. 

Best Music Video - Season October 2023
The~Ship
/ Mirko Bonanno / Italy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEOrMbfUqbA
This is a videoclip inspired to an idea of old and vintage video where the power of music can change the world 

Best Cinematography – Season October 2023
Peppered / Jeremy Johnstone /United States 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJwqGInQxK4
Bold and stylish performance for Romantic Dividends, featuring Annabelle Freedman.

Best Crazy - Season October 2023
CREMANTIQUE
/ Remy Powell Lamont / United Kingdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu9EUVnTjl0 
"Cremantique" is a supernatural short film exploring isolation, sleep paralysis, and that haunting carnival of late-night anxious thoughts, ringing like an operatic chorus line of evil puppets in your head.

The Nottingham Music Video Awards is an international music video festival. Filmmakers, producers, musicians and directors passionate about the art of music videos. Our goal is to create a place where culture connects with the music industry and where we present the best music videos. No matter the language, genre or popularity, Nottingham Music Video Awards reward on quality, originality and diversity.
More info about NMVA at
https://www.nmvawards.com/