The Black Horse of Music Videos 1/2

international competition of new music videos
80'
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SMOG

AUT 2017 3'
PERFORMED BY: MYNTH
DIRECTED BY: Rupert Höller

The characteristic optical illusions of Maurits Cornelis Escher’s paintings in the form of a music video. Seaside scenery, symmetrical buildings, pastel, pink and blue colors, and hands - real or not.

Igor Zych
Rupert Höller
Student of the Film Academy Vienna. Apart from studying, he works as a freelancer on music videos and ads.

I Wanna Prove To You

USA 2017 4’
PERFORMED BY: Lemon Twigs
DIRECTED BY: Nick Roney
PRODUCED BY: Arjun Prakash, Alan Michnoff, Andreas Attai
Following his grandparents’ example, Nick decides to film the meaning of real love. Nothing goes smoothly. A Wes Anderson-inspired atmosphere, familial warmth and a mockumentary vibe create the unique charm of this music video.
Patryk Chromik
Nick Roney
A cinematographer and director from Long Island.

Cash Flow

SWE 2017 4’
PERFORMED BY: Nadia Tehran
DIRECTED BY: Jonas Hong Soo Eriksson
PRODUCED BY: André Lindholm, Petra Krigström, Alexandros Bakos
The Middle Eastern conflict, migration and economic exclusion - Cash Flow’s story moves through such registers. The authors, inspired by Persian and Swedish iconography, crafted a story where violence hides almost everywhere.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Jonas Hong Soo Eriksson
A Swedish director associated with the producing firm Slutet är Nära.

LOVERBOY

POL 2017 4'
PERFORMED BY: LOMBOY
DIRECTED BY: Mateusz Białęcki
PRODUCED BY: Olaf Malinowski, Weronika Nowicka
Vaporwave aesthetics, bedding edition. Satin, velour, antique sculptures - tumblr intimacy in the lens of a VHS camera.
Igor Zych
Mateusz Białęcki
A director, author of music videos and short films.

Kick Jump Twist

USA 2017 4’
PERFORMED BY: Sylvan Esso
DIRECTED BY: Mimi Cave
PRODUCED BY: Kai Saul, Heika Burnison, Doomsday Entertainment
OTHERS: Dancer
A 4-minute impression on Alan Parker’s “Fame” or the bitter truth about the social inclinations of our actions and the hidden - or blatant - attention whoring. Whatever we do, we will be judged by others.
Natalia Kaniak
Mimi Cave
A director and dancer from California. She made clips for tUnE-yArDs, Danny Brown, Vance Joy.

Rosebud

CAN 2018 3’
PERFORMED BY: U.S. Girls
DIRECTED BY: Alex Kingsmil
PRODUCED BY: Meg Remy
A formally modest story of revolt and fighting one’s anxieties. Like Citizen Kane in Xanadu, colorful birds trapped in cages call for help to the rhythm of innocent pop. Their savior turns out to be the ever-charming Slim Twig.
Natalia Kaniak
Alex Kingsmil
Alex Kingsmil - a Canadian cinematographer and VFX artist living in Toronto.

American Soul

ISR 2018 4'
PERFORMED BY: U2
DIRECTED BY: Broken Fingaz Crew
PRODUCED BY: Broken Fingaz Crew
When U2 gets a music video done by Broken Fingaz, a streetart vagabond collective making graphics and murals, there can be only one result - an energetic, popart cocktail!
Maciej Gryzełko
Broken Fingaz Crew
A streetart collective formed by Deso, Kip, Tant and Unga.

Locket

USA 2018 5’
PERFORMED BY: Crumb
DIRECTED BY: Haoyan of America
A combo of a blunt puff and a rail of speed. Be dazzled with Haoyan of America’s playfulness. The entire video consists of images flowing into each other through simple associations.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Haoyan of America
A Brooklyn-based artistic collective specializing in visual trickery.

Jessica

POL 2018 4’
PERFORMED BY: BORYS LBD
DIRECTED BY: Michał Jagieło
PRODUCED BY: Totutajstudio
If a round of lulz can be spun into a Moebius Strip, Jessica definitely strolls on one. Michał Jagieło’s clip is perfect evil straight from the reels of Lemon Records - the pump fueling YouTube with the most proper disco polo. Exclusively at AI on the big screen!
Natalia Kaniak
Michał Jagieło
A veteran filmmaker from Eastern Poland, with more than a 100 music videos and ads under his belt.

Labyrinth

JPN 2017 5’
PERFORMED BY: Mondo Grosso
DIRECTED BY: Takeshi Maruyama
PRODUCED BY: Chigi Kanbe, Nozomu Hayashi, Yuki Miyamoto (HAKUHODO PRODUCT'S)
The crushing majesty of a Hong Kong project. There, a petite girl in red pants with suspenders begins her eclectic dance to the rhythm of electronic J-pop, created specifically for this scenery.
Patryk Chromik
Takeshi Maruyama
Primarily works on music videos and TV ads. He says his domains are light and color.

Youth Is Dead

ESP 2018 4’
PERFORMED BY: Lava Fizz
DIRECTED BY: Javier Mazuelas
PRODUCED BY: Enrique Vidal, Álvaro Iglesias, Elena Falcones
A short, mushy love story about a corporate drone and a woman trapped in a photocopier. After this music video, there can be only one question: did that machine just have an orgasm? Transhumanism for the reluctant.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Javier Mazuelas
A Spanish director and film editor. Author of music videos and documentaries.

Flary

POL 2018 3’
PERFORMED BY: PRO8L3M
DIRECTED BY: Piotrek Matejkowski
PRODUCED BY: Kajetan Plis, Gabriel Wołoszyn, Piotrek Matejkowski
With sudden cuts and repeats, Matejkowski reflects the misogynistic anger boiling in PRO8L3M’s lyrics. The video is also an exploitation of the rapper and worker entourage. A moustached hipster in a Hawaiian shirt tries to be a wrathful gangster.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Piotrek Matejkowski
A music video and ad director. He worked with Mary Komasa, Vienio and Kosi, The Dumplings and Taconafide.

Submission

GBR 2018 5’
PERFORMED BY: The Irrepressibles
DIRECTED BY: Savvas Stavrou
PRODUCED BY: Aaron Rogers, Daniel Draper, Gary Coogan, Emily Fortune, Sasha Nixon
Bathed in the shine of red and blue, invoking the Hellenistic tradition: a story of rivalry and destructive power of love, where fascination with another body can be stronger than the instilled rules of fair-play.
Natalia Kaniak
Savvas Stavrou
A director, screenwriter and photographer from Cyprus, currently based in the UK.

The End

FRA 2017 6’
PERFORMED BY: KCPK
DIRECTED BY: Loïc Andrieu
PRODUCED BY: Nicolas Loir, Pierre Cazenave-Kaufman, Soldats Films
Loïc Andrieu’s epic music video about growing up and the first, missed shots at love, when everything in a teenager’s life can be hard like a fencing duel and twisty like solving a Rubik’s Cube.
Maciej Gryzełko
Loïc Andrieu
A French author of music videos. He previously worked on features with Luc Besson.

Wild

IND 2018 4’
PERFORMED BY: Dhruv Visvanath
DIRECTED BY: Tanvi Gandhi
PRODUCED BY: Mosambi Juice Productions
Gandhi utilized the entire potential of Wild. Childhood memories intertwine with the closeness of nature. Mops are just a pretext to show people, lonely in their melancholy and broken by love.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Tanvi Gandhi
A director and executive producer at Phantom.