Saturday 3rd June 2017 • SUNSTUDIOS



10am - 4pm: Exhibition, Talks & Premieres
4pm - 10pm: Awards & Party
10am - 10pm: All Access Pass





WHY WE MAKE MUSIC VIDEOS: 01:30pm - 02:30pm



Old Sault - Sail Home

Evan Klar - Deepest Creatures

Slum Sociable - Castle

Mysterious Light - Night Visit

03:00pm - 04:00pm




Warren Fu (Partizan)

Tyson Koh (ABC Rage)

Darcy Prendergast (Oh Yeah Wow)

Emma Haarburger (Producer)

Ella Gibbins (Cinematographer)

Tim Daley (Country Music Channel)

Lawrence Lim (Tribal Apes)

Tim Price (Collision Course)

Anna Fitzgerald (Ministry of Sound)

Fardad Nejati (One Accounting)

Jack Peddey (Director)

Riley Blakeway (Director)


CLIPPED Music Video Festival returns for another year as part of Vivid Ideas on Saturday 3rd June and is presented by MTV Australia & FBi Radio.

The event will feature an Awards Competition, Music Video Exhibition, Premieres, Screenings (ABC Rage 30 documentary) and even informative Discussion Panels feat. local and international guest speakers. Our headliner speaker coming all the way from America is music video director Warren Fu, who has created clips for artists such as Daft Punk, The Strokes, The Killers and even Aliyah. Not only that but he comes from a background in art direction, where he formerly worked for Lucas Arts and on prominent designs for Star Wars. Warren has also worked as a concept and visual effects artist for a number of films including Star Trek, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Terminator Salvation and A.I.

The first Discussion Panel will be moderated by Tyson Koh on the IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC VIDEOS, where we'll be exploring the continual need for this art-form across a variety of genres in popular music. Speakers will include : Tim Daley, Tim Price, Lawrence Lim and Ella Gibbins.

There will be a special talk by Fardad Nejati of One Accounting at 12:00pm called CREATIVES AND ACCOUNTING where he will explore the often forgotten business side of creativity. It will be followed by an audience Q&A as well as an offer for free 30 minute consultations, to occur both at CLIPPED or post event.

Our second discussion panel will be moderated by Tyson Koh on WHY WE CREATE MUSIC VIDEOS. Audiences will gain incite into the process of each of our panel speakers, why they got into the industry and how they deal with challenges consistently faced in the creation of music videos. Speakers will include : Warren FuDarcy PrendergastEmma Haarburger and Anna Fitzgerald.

CLIPPED Music Video Festival will be screening some exclusive Premieres with Q&A from the filmmakers.

Fresh off the back of a screening at SOUNDKILDA, we'll be showing Slum Sociable's clip for 'Castle', directed by Jack Peddey. This will be an exclusive NSW premiere with Q&A.

Audiences will also be treated to the AUSTRALIAN premiere for Evan Klar's 'Deepest Creatures'. This clip was directed by the talented Riley Blakeway and will also include a Q&A.


Awards & Exhibition

Awards & Exhibition

Awards & Exhibition

Awards & Exhibition

CLIPPED Exhibition

From 10:00am until 10:00pm

The music video exhibition (across the venue) showcases the best of our music video entries that were outside the top 20 finalists. We'll also be screening the Rage 30: Celebrating 30 years of Rage Documentary on loop, in addition to short one minute films as part of the AMIN LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 SECOND FILM COMPETITION.

CLIPPED Awards Night

04:00pm - 10:00pm (Party from 8:30pm)

The awards screening party is the heart and soul of the CLIPPED Music Video Festival. Music videos that make it to the finalist stage of judging are be screened in full our awards sessions and critiqued by our expert judges including Warren Fu (USA). This will be taking place from 4pm on Saturday 3rd June at SUNSTUDIOS with the videos being screened from 5pm until 8pm with award winners announced at the end.

Music Video Awards

Submissions through FilmFreeway closed on the 5th May.

Top 20 AUS & NZ finalists will be eligible for the awards below, with the top two International videos being screened live at the CLIPPED Music Video Festival Awards. Partners Audio Technica will be providing beautiful ATH-MS7 headphones for all domestic winners. They are lush and made for hi-fi listening and beyond, perfect for all music lovers.

Australian Music Videos

Best Music Video
Best Directing
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Animation
Best Colour Grade

New Zealand Music Videos

Best Music Video

International Music Videos


Best International Music Video

There is only street parking available, so we encourage public transport. It’s a short walk from Green Square Train Station.



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