The Music Video Race is back for its second year, and they need you…if you’re a film whiz or in a band, that is.

I wrote about the MVR last time around, but since it’s been a year, let me refresh your memory: MVR randomly pairs 20 filmmakers with 20 bands and gives them a weekend to conceive, shoot, and edit a music video (this year, that weekend is June 7–9). The following Saturday (June 15) there is a big party at Rickshaw Stop at which all 20 videos are screened and a panel of music industry professionals pick the best video, best song, best concept, best cinematography, etc. Aside from bragging rights and a fancy new video to show off, the winners get some pretty great prizes, like free studio time, free film equipment rentals, and more.

Interested parties can apply now at, and be sure to watch this year’s MVR video announcement, above.

Here’s last year’s big winner, a song called “Cobra” by a band called doppio who were teamed up with production crew The Outer Avenues.