SunScreen Music Video Festival 2007

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Now in its third year, SunScreen is Australia's first and only independent music video competition.

The aim of Sunscreen is to give independent artists and directors a chance to showcase their music videos without the competition of big budget videos from the majors. All genres of music are accepted. Even if you do not make the weekly screenings there is an opportunity for your clip to be selected on the SunScreen Channel on over 2,000 SBA jukeboxes around Australia.

The audience interactive competition commences on October 3rd 2007 and runs for eight weeks. A panel of industry judges assesses the entries and selects four Australian independent music videos to be showcased per week on SunScreen’s website for the eight weeks of competition. Two of the four videos each week will progress to the final based on the amount of online votes they receive from SunScreen audience members.

The final will take place at Festival of the Sun on December 14 & 15, 2007, where the 16 finalist’s videos will be showcased and subject to another audience vote. The final winner will be determined by the highest percentage of SMS votes by the Festival of the Sun audience and the winning director will receive $10,000 worth of Industry prizes geared towards a new video.

Last year Avision took the prize with their video for Intercooler’s track ‘Carving Others’, and they’re currently working on the next masterpiece. In 2005 the winner was Broken Yellow, who spent their 2005 winnings on shooting The Herd’s 'I was only 19', which has since been downloaded by thousands.

SunScreen provides the opportunity for directors to gain credibility as well as artists to gain huge exposure. All Sonicbids members that enter before October 1st will be considered to play live at Festival of the Sun.

Please note: Since this is a video competition, artists who submit must have a Supersonic EPK with a video uploaded. Also note that the competition is only open to Australian artists and videos with a budget of less than $15,000 AUD.

Terms And Conditions


1) The 2007 SunScreen Music Video Festival (the "Festival") is only open to:
Artists and/or filmmakers currently residing in any state or territory of Australia and who have been for at least 6 months of the 2007 calendar year.

The music video can be shot on any format, however the budget must be under $15,000 AUD. The artist(s) promoted by the video must be either unsigned or signed to an independent record label. The music video must have been
produced no later than 1st July, 2007 and filmed in Australia.

2) Weekly Finalists will be selected by the SunScreen Music Video Festival committee. Weekly winners will be selected interactively (online and/or via SMS) by members of the public. The grand finalists will be announced on
Tuesday 4 December 2007 and screened on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th December 2007 at Festival Of The Sun ( from which prize winners will be chosen by the public in attendance. The voter's decision will be final,
and no correspondence will be entered into. Any prizes awarded are not transferable, replaceable or redeemable for cash unless clearly specified.

3) Music videos entered into SunScreen Music Video Festival via Sonicbds will be required to enter using a supersonic EPK.

Due to the tournament structure of the Festival, it is strongly
recommended that entries be submitted as early as possible. All entries from Sonicbids artists entered before October 1st will be considered to play Festival Of The Sun 07.

8) Grand Finalist entrants will be required to submit an exhibition copy of their music video on SP or DIGITAL BETACAM (or as otherwise arranged) by a date to be nominated by the SunScreen Music Video Festival. These copies will be returned by arrangement between the SunScreen Music Video Festival and the entrant.

9) The entrant/producer grants the SunScreen Music Video Festival the non-exclusive rights to: reproduce the music video, or parts of the music video, to include it as part of compilations; and to exhibit the music video by any means of communicating to the public, including theatrical screenings, internet, cable, satellite or by any medium not yet devised, for the purpose of promoting the SunScreen Music Video Festival. ''Parts of the music video'' includes the use of the submitted support material. If this occurs, there will be no royalties, mechanicals or performance payments made.

10) The entrant/producer guarantees that they are entitled to grant SunScreen Music Video Festival the above non-exclusive rights.

11) The entrant/producer guarantees that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this music video and that the music video does not infringe upon the rights, including copyrights of any party. This means the entrant/producer guarantees that: they are entitled to reproduce all aspects of the music video, such as sound recording as including music and sound effects, and scripts; and all actors featured in the music video have consented to the use of their performances/appearances by signing a
release form.

12) By signing this entry form the entrant/producer indemnifies the SunScreen Music Video Festival, Festival of The Sun, GD Worldwide Pty Ltd,Sand Events Pty Ltd, Red Rug and the organisers against all Festival actions, suits, claims or demands, costs or expenses (including legal fees)arising out of or referable to any claim by any person or entity made
against the Festival or its organisers in relation to the above guarantees and grants.

13) Due to unforseen or uncontrollable circumstances (eg. weather/technical difficulties), the festival cannot guarantee that all finalist's clips will screen at the festival. In the case of this event, winners will be decided by the festival committee. Entry fees will not be refunded.

14) These Terms and Conditions shall be construed under and governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia and the entrant/producer agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of New South Wales Australia.

15) No waiver by the SunScreen Music Video Festival, Festival of The Sun, GD Worldwide Pty Ltd, Sand Events Pty Ltd and the Festival organisers of any breach or default by the entrant/producer shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

16) If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is or becomes void, voidable or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms & Conditions will continue to be of full force and effect.

By agreeing to these rules and regulations, I have read and understood the TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY for the SunScreen Music Video Festival and agree to abide by them.