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MuVi Award Winner

© Christoph Girardet


1st Prize endowed with 2.000 Euro


Second Chance Man (Tindersticks)

Christoph Girardet

Germany / France 2016, 4'20''





An un-nostalgic use of found footage, this film does not employ overused imagery yet still manages to be iconic. The video is subtle, beautiful and sympathetic to the song that it accompanies. This is a film that quietly demands repeat viewings – on our second watch we knew that Second Chance Man, which gives a second life to archive footage, heartily deserves first prize in this competition.

© DJ Hell


2nd Prize endowed with 1.000 Euro


I Want U (DJ Hell)

DJ Hell 

Germany 2016, 4'06''




This is a fine collaboration that elevates both DJ Hell’s music and Tom of Finland’s imagery to a new shared plateau. Fun and intelligent about its graphic nature, I Want U sets a concept and confidently sees it through. Keeping things simple, the film is nevertheless not repetitive, making use of variations in the music to propel the imagery. Referencing the history of the music video form, this is an original take on a much-loved part of the subversive canon.

© Zeljko Vidovic


Special Mentions


feel nothing / 15 – 15 (Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland)

Zeljko Vidovic

Germany 2017, 4'48''




For its excellent craft and emotional acuity, for working with the music and creating something original.

© Mariola Brillowska


MuVi Online Audience Award


Ich bin hier (Danny Schulz, Caroline Gempeler aka Debérn, Damian Müller)

Mariola Brillowska

Germany 2016, 3'49''


chosen by online vote

500 €, sponsored by k.west Verlag