BBC Music Video Festival set for UK-wide return

Monday 11 June 2012, 17:31

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Music video really has come into its own in last fifteen years. Close to being a dying medium at one point, it's risen phoenix-like across the Internet. For lots of us, YouTube and Vimeo have become crucial ways to listen to music, and marvellous opportunities to see some of the most creative, distinctive and talented filmmaking today. Of course, it's difficult to watch them all and every blog will bombast you with the sheer quantity of quality.

We're proud to say that The BBC Music Video Festival is returning for 2012. We can't show you everything, but we can show you some of the year's best music videos from all over the world. We'll even show these on the BBC Big Screens in 22 towns and cities all over the UK. There will also be a panoramic room of music video on the Fusion screen at The Forum in Norwich as well as other events in Norwich and London.

The festival takes submissions from anyone in the world, so we'll be showing some fresh foreign talent alongside some of the breakthrough videos from the new artists and directors of 2012.

Also, this year we're showcasing the fan-films, documentaries, road trips and passion-driven movies that give us unique insights into individual scenes and different towns. We've got films about specific scenes in Bristol and Leeds and ones that uncover hidden underground movements. From Dubstep to Death Metal, we're aiming to show the expanding relationship between film and music.

We'd love to know your favourite music film, or even if you've made one. Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or by mailing and you never know, we could end up screening it near you.

If you're are interested in submitting a music video, you can download our submission form. It's free to submit and open internationally.

The BBC Music Video Festival will show videos on Big Screens all over September, October and November 2012. You can find your nearest Big Screen here.

The showcase at Fusion will take place 10am to 5pm every day except Sundays 3rd September - 29th September and The BBC Music Video Festival Film Show Extra will take place 10am to 5pm in The Curve on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September both at The Forum Norwich. Free Entry, no booking necessary.

Other events in London and Norwich TBA. In the meantime, here's some excellent videos from last year.

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