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Music Video Asheville, now in its 11th year, has issued its annual call for submissions. All submission guidelines and instructions can be found at www.musicvideoavl.com. Key points: There's a $15 application fee, and the deadline to apply is March 15.
Last year, some 65 local musicians and filmmakers submitted their music videos for consideration. Thirty videos were selected to be shown at the screening event, set for April 25 at Diana Wortham Theatre. Tickets to the event go on sale March 1. Anyone attending is encouraged to dress up with "Asheville flair." Pre-show wine and beer will be offered and networking will take place in the theater lobby starting at 5 p.m.. The viewing and awards ceremony will go from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Prizes for winners include a free day of studio time at Echo Mountain Recording Studios and a $500 cash prize. The awards include categories such as Crowd Favorite and Best of MVA.
Email Kelly Denson at Mvaproducer@gmail.com or call 828-515-1081 if you have any questions.
Tickets go on sale February 9, 2016
$18 adv/ $20 dos
VIP Tickets: $40 online sales only; include two beverages (beer, wine, champagne or soda), and preferred seating.
Music Video Asheville 2018 is produced by Lush Life Productions and theONcorps. If you'd like to get involved as a sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact Kelly Denson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-515-1081.
Photo: From left, Ehren Cruz, BJ Leiderman, Jennifer Pickering, and Adama Dembele at the annual Music Video Asheville awards/ photo by Natasha Meduri