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Screensessions – Music Video Competition


Every year, an immense array of music videos find their way into websites like YouTube or Vimeo. In the competition programs we show a focused selection of those clips that are aware of the interplay between visual and musical level and exhibit a high degree of imagination or a great joy in experimentation. With the Screensessions we set the sophisticated framework for the often neglected perception of these audiovisual miniatures as cinematic art form. The times in which music videos have been seen primarily as a promotional tool for a song are long gone. Instead, we now look for technological innovations, a feeling of aesthetic immediacy and unconventional cinematic & musical approaches.

Christoph Etzlsdorfer
Verena Klöckl