by Robert Bell
OK, all you musicians and filmmakers, the Arkansas International Music Video Competition and Showcase has recently extended the deadline for this year's competition to April 20.
There are categories for international and Arkansas videos, and the showcase — May 31 at Stickyz — will include live performances as well as screenings of videos from both categories as part of this year's Little Rock Film Festival.
To qualify for the Arkansas award, either the band or the filmmaker must be from the Natural State.
The full press release is included after the jump.
Arkansas International Music Video Competition and Showcase Extended Deadline.
The AIMVCS is now accepting international music videos as well as any entries from Arkansas. Awards will be given for "Best International Music Video" as well as "Best Arkansas Music Video" at the 2012 AIMVCS Awards Showcase, May 31, 2012, at Sticky Fingers during the 2012 Little Rock Film Festival. Submission deadline has been moved to April 20th, 2012.
The awards showcase will feature live performances and premieres of the best music videos from both categories that have been selected by several influential and respected judges in the local and international entertainment industry.
To qualify for the Arkansas group of the competition, either the band or the filmmaker must be from Arkansas. All video entries must also have been produced in the last two years, and both categories are specificallyhfor bands and/or soloists currently together. Entries must also submit a paper or electronic signed document, from the band's management and/or responsible member, and the video's director, releasing the video for LRFF promotion and screening purposes, approved by both parties. We do not retain any ownership of your video, just the right to screen, share online, or share it to with other various media outlets. Entries are required to be on (2) NTSC DVD's that can be played in ANY DVD player and although rolling titles are encouraged, a title/start menu is not recommended. In some cases, links to downloads of initial submissions are acceptable, and after screening and review, a DVD copy may be requested for further judging.
Label the DVD's with the Directors name, Band's name, name of the song, and the contact info and the video's exact running time. Mail entries to the LRFF, ℅ Mike Poe, Special Events Director. Attn. Arkansas International Music Video Competition Submission, to our main office at 217 W. 2nd Street, Suite 201 Little Rock, AR 72201. Please send the submission without requiring a signature.