Music Video Awards

We are now open for Entries

We close for entries on 1st September

The MV awards at the Kinsale Sharks is very much targeted towards to the people who make them. Now in it's 3rd year The Music Video Awards have slotted seamlessly into the Kinsale schedule and is now rooted as one of the most popular aspects of the festival.  Many of our aficionados already work across the concise world of commercials, branded content and short films so the festival's embrace of MVs is a welcome inclusion. Especially as these different art forms often overlap and intertwine. 

There is a special awards gala dinner on Thursday 21st September dedicated to just MV's (and short films). 


Music Video Jury

This year our jury panel consists of MV specialists; Exec Producer and founder of Prettybird Juliette Larthe, Otis Bell of OB Management, Shadeh Smith director of Video Production at Atlantic Records and Mike O'Keefe VP of Creative at Sony Music


The Awards

International Categories

  • Best Music Video
  • Best Music Video Director
  • Best Idea/Concept/Writing for a MV
  • Best Cinematography in a MV 
  • Best Editing in a MV
  • Best Colour Grading in a MV
  • Best Use of FX/Animation in a MV
  • Best MV for a low budget (under €10k)

**Read our Rules of Entry

Irish Categories

  • Best Music Video
  • Best Music Video Director
  • Best Idea/Concept/Writing for a MV
  • Best Best Cinematography in a MV
  • Best Editing in a MV 
  • Best Colour Grading in a MV
  • Best Use of FX/Animation in a MV
  • Best MV for a low budget (under €10k)

We have partnered with FilmFreeway to collect Entries for the 2017 show. The entry fee is $50 per category.