Trying to Forget You © Aérea Negrot/Simon*e Paetau
From MTV and YouTube to the big screen: with the MuVi Award for the best German Music Video, Oberhausen launched the world's first festival prize for music videos in 1999. Over the years, the MuVi Award has become a meeting place and forum for filmmakers, the trade press and the short film scene - a place to make discoveries and be discovered. Above all, it has developed into a real audience favourite.
The profile of the MuVi Award is clearly defined: the Festival pleads for the exceptional visual form. Only current music videos directed or produced in Germany are eligible for the competition.
Nützliche Katastrophen (Die Goldenen Zitronen) © Schorsch Kamerun/Mense Reents/Timo Schierhorn
An independent committee selects ten to twelve candidates from the submissions, who are invited and screened in the festival programme. The nominated videos are also available online for one month to vote for the MuVi Online Audience Award, organised since 2002 with changing cooperation partners.
An international jury awards two prizes worth a total of €3,000. In addition, the audience prize endowed with 500 € is awarded.
Contact: Jessica Manstetten
Jury of the MuVi-Award 2020
Max Dax, writer, Germany
Adam Harper, writer, UK
Agnese Logina, curator, Latvia
Since 2002, the MuVi Prize has been presented with changing cooperation partners.
Members of the juries of the last few years
Steffie Van Cauter (2017), Belgium; Eric D. Clark, USA (2019); Dj Hell, Germany (2018); Jan Ehlen, Germany (2019); Daniel Kothenschulte, Germany (2017); Marisa Olson, USA (2018); Amanda Pellerin, Great Britain (2017); Liz Pelly, USA (2019); Simon Reynolds, USA (2018); more