CONTEST: International Independent Music Video Awards

Posted by:  East Coast Music Conference  | When:  –  | Where: Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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The IIMVA recognizes outstanding music videos from around the world by unsigned artists and independent label artists in all genres. The IIMVA is a juried competition with jurors in both the film/video production and music industries. 

Any independent artist, video producer, or label can submit a video. Jurors nominate up to 20 videos in each category to advance to the award stage. Each category has up to 4 honorable mentions and one winner. One overall winner is selected from across all categories for the “Independent Music Video of the Year”. There is a top prize of up to $250 USD for the winner! 

The Opportunity

The IIMVA will take place during the East Coast Music Conference in Norfolk, VA, June 4-7, 2020. Award winners do NOT have to be present to win. The deadline for consideration for the IIMVA is April 30, 2020.

Please note there is a $10 application fee per genre entered. All entries will be considered for technical awards, no additional application fee is required for consideration for technical awards. 

The Band

Genres for which awards will be presented: Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues & Blues Rock, Classical, Country, EDM, Experimental/Undefined, Folk, Hardcore, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Punk, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soul/Neo-Soul, World Music

The Gig

  • Technical award categories: Videography, Editing, Best Director, Best Narrative Video, Best Live Video, Best Shot on Cell Phone Video, Best Use of Digital Effects
  • Special awards may also be presented for videos and creators that make an unusual contribution to craft or culture
  • IIMVA reserves the right to re-categorize submissions into more appropriate award categories


  • Compensation Amount: Up to $250.00


Apply by Apr 30, 2020

Max Application Fee:

This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.