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Music Video Competition

Film and music elevate each other and the FCFF is proud to be bringing a celebration of the art of music videos to the festival. We have gathered together the best of music videos from across Southwestern Ontario and we will be celebrating them with screenings and concerts on Saturday, October 23 at 7:00 pm at 100 Kellogg Lane.  Attendees for the in-person events must show proof of double vaccination at FCFF 2021.  Concert by Savaria is part of this very special event.

 

 

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General Music Video category

General Music Video category, where any member of the key creative team is from Southwestern Ontario, or the music video was at least partially produced in the region, are eligible.

High School Music Video category

Our Youth Film Festival has a category for high school student’s music videos. Please click here for more information.

Judges

Neil Haverty

Senior Manager, MVP Project / Prism Prize at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Neil Haverty oversees multiple initiatives that aim to spotlight artistry in the Canadian music video industry. The Prism Prize was established in 2012 to recognize extraordinary achievement within the field. The MVP Project, a joint initiative with RBCxMusic, was recently launched to assist in the creation of new music video work by way of production grants for emerging artist teams (comprised of recording artists, directors and producers). Haverty also works as a film composer and musician, most notably as a founding member of Toronto-based ensemble Bruce Peninsula.

KAT WEBBER – Editor/director

Kat Webber is fascinated by all things storytelling. With attention to detail and extensive understanding of multiple genres, she brings a deliberate eye to her work as both an Editor and Director. Kat received a BFA in Acting from the conservatory program at York University in Toronto, which provided her with a unique appreciation for the actor’s process. After graduating, Kat stepped behind the camera to develop her technical skills. After years of editing international broadcast campaigns, feature films and award-winning music videos, she’s studied the storytelling process from the inside-out. Kat has had the honour of working as a close collaborator with visionary director Karena Evans, who catapulted her onto the international scene after editing pieces like Drake’s “Nice for What” and Coldplay’s “Everyday Life.” Recently Kat worked as an additional editor for multiple episodes of the new STARZ series, P-Valley. Kat’s mission is centred around amplifying the female gaze, whether that be in service as an editor, director or mentor to young femme-identifying creatives. Each decision she makes, from pre-production to post, comes down to two questions: why now & what serves the story?

KIM WHEELER – Host, writer, producer

Kim Wheeler has brought positive Indigenous stories to mainstream and Indigenous media since 1993. She has carved out a career as a writer, publicist and producer across a variety of disciplines. Her audio work has been recognized by the New York Festivals, ImagineNative, Indigenous Music Awards and Prix Italia. Currently, Kim works from her treehouse media office with multiple clients in publicity, magazines, film and podcasts. She also hosts The Kim Wheeler Show on SiriusXM’s The Indigiverse, channel 165.

EVERTON LEWIS JR  – MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Everton Lewis Jr. is an industry verteran and the go to music supervisor for the hottest and most dynamic music syncs in the business. Over the past ten years, he’s forged his way as a thought leader and built an extensive rolodex of A List music industry connections. He created his own lane when he founded and launched EH! SIDE Music Supervision – a company solely dedicated to Canadian music syncs.
Following the success of EH! SIDE, Everton, Jr. took on the role as Head Music Supervisor at VICE Canada where he ran the Canadian music department and worked on projects including Dark Side of the Ring, It’s Suppertime w/ Matty Matheson, Rat Park, Tattoo Age, Post Radical w/ Rick McCrank and Mr. Tachyon w/ Director X.
He’s known for having a potent combination of creativity and charisma that makes the most of budgets big and small. Today, Everton, Jr has returned to music supervision on his own terms and runs his own company, Wracket Music Supervision Inc. with most recent projects CBC’s Anyone’s Game, YO! MTV Maps and Amazon Prime’s: All or Nothing
Music Video Competition

Details

The overall winner in each category will receive a $500 cash prize. All other winners will receive Downtown Dollars. Music videos must be completed after January 1, 2020. All genres, video length and styles are welcome.

  • Early bird – 15th May
  • Regular – 15th June
  • Final Deadline – 15th July

The creators of the accepted videos will be notified August 1, 2021.

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