Now that summer is basically in full swing, it’s time to starting thinking about this year’s Music Video Race! Expanding beyond San Francisco, the Music Video Race has gone national this year with installments in Los Angeles and Austin. The Austin installment will begin in September, followed by the LA installment in November. The filmmaking weekend for the San Francisco installment of this year’s Music Video Race will take place, July 11-13, followed by the premiere party on July 20 at The Independent.
For those unfamiliar with the event, Music Video Race pairs emerging filmmakers with musicians, charged with the task of producing a music video from scratch in 48 hours or less. The results are shared with audiences the following week during a screening and awards party. All the music videos will be premiered at the screening, where judges pick their favorites for awards and prizes to be handed out to worthy participants. The July 20 awards show at The Independent will also feature live sets from participating bands including Rin Tin Tiger and Portland’s Bed..
Judges for this year’s San Francisco awards presentation will include Emma Silvers (Music Editor, San Francisco Bay Guardian), Carlton Evans (Executive Director, Disposable Film Festival), and Doug Klinger (Founder, Internet Music Video Database), plus more to be announced. This year also welcomes new prizes and sponsors. As a bonus, all videos will be eligible for a Grammy Award nomination by the Recording Association.
Application for bands and filmmakers participating in the San Francisco installment of the Music Video Race are now closed, but tickets are still available for the July 20 screening party at The Independent.
Music Video Race
Rin Tin Tiger, Bed.
July 20, 2014