The Black Horse of Music Videos 2/2

international competition of new music videos
80'
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Poems from Ramayana

ESP 2016 5’
PERFORMED BY: Emelvi
DIRECTED BY: Nacho A. Villar
PRODUCED BY: BRBR films
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” The authors seem to agree fully with this quote from Shakespeare, creating a visual poem filled with uncommon locations, untypical costumes and unnerving actions.
Maciej Gryzełko
Nacho A. Villar
A director, screenwriter and film critic. Author of music videos, shorts and documentaries.

In Love With The Dead Man

POL 2018 3'
PERFORMED BY: Bokka
DIRECTED BY: Turbodizel
PRODUCED BY: Kolektyw Turbodizel
Turbodizel crafts a narrative straight from a 2D game, irreverently alluding to the clip’s title. Pixel art and animations evoking sidescroller mechanics make it seem like you’re watching gameplay, not a music video.
Igor Zych
The Turbodizel Collective
A multidisciplinary project studio from Warsaw; authors of systems, strategies and visual stories.

Black Bird

USA 2017 4’
PERFORMED BY: Eddie Beatz
DIRECTED BY: Haonan Wang
A deft collage of animation and film shots, in which you observe the world from the POV of birds. As evidenced by the clip to Eddie Beatz’ song, birds sometimes allow us a temporary escape from the concrete jungle into a world of nostalgic imagination.
Maciej Gryzełko
Haonan Wang
A director and cinematographer working in LA and Beijing.

Real Love

ISR 2018 4’
PERFORMED BY: Inga-Dingo
DIRECTED BY: Eyal Be
A funny, if a bit unnerving story of a girl trapped in a film by her filmmaker ex-boyfriend. The grinding of memories, zoom-ins on the woman’s face and constant repeats of sequences paint a paranoidal picture of a jealous mind.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Eyal Be
An animator, director, screenwriter, cartoonist and designer.

Troskliwy

POL 2018 5'
PERFORMED BY: Drekoty
DIRECTED BY: Zuzanna Plisz
PRODUCED BY: Tomasz Morawski HAKA FILMS
PHOTOES & VFX: Kacper Fertacz
A fable-like love story of two giants, where the titular care provokes the collision of two alien worlds. In the background, the winter scenery of Polish province and beautiful shots of nature by Kacper Fertacz.
Igor Zych
Zuzanna Plisz
A graduate of WRiTV and feature workshops at the Gdynia Film School; author of short films.

Kind

SWE 2018 3’
PERFORMED BY: Valdemar
DIRECTED BY: BABYBABY
Due to Strindberg’s visual FXs, human flesh becomes just a material to crush and cut. Eroticism, neurosis, control - Valdemar and BABYBABY created a hypnotic vision of a truly disciplined society.

Katarzyna Warmuz
BABYBABY
David Strindberg, VFX artist, and Josefin Malmen, a director and photographer.

Kolaps

POL 2018 6'
PERFORMED BY: Chino
DIRECTED BY: Piotr Ceglarek
Monochromatic pointillism of a trance-like, pulsating nature created in Processing. Piotr Ceglarek generates digital afterimages, in which the fluid transformation of binary forms hypnotizes and surprises with contrasting shapes.
Igor Zych
Piotr Ceglarek
Electronica musician and author of multimedia installations. He graduated from and now teaches at the Katowice Academy of Fine Arts.

Katy’s Wart

USA 2017 3
PERFORMED BY: David Roush
DIRECTED BY: Simón Wilches, Hollye Bynum
PRODUCED BY: David Roush, Ben Kalina
A pervert harasses twins. He doesn’t know that one of them has a magical wart, which will send unimaginable tortures onto him. A brutal and literal animation set to heavy metal. A surrealist cocktail of blood and freaks.
Patryk Chromik
Simón Wilches, Hollye Bynum
S.W. - a Colombian animator and author of animated film and TV skits. H.B. - a choreographer and director from Brooklyn.

Instagram Witches & Brand New Grimoires

ESP 2017 3’
PERFORMED BY: Lucas Vidaur
DIRECTED BY: Cristina García Zarzosa
An intimate, indie lo-fi video about the passing secrets of moments. Cristina García Zarzosa serves us an impression woven out of ephemeral imagery. Don’t be fooled though, because these subtle circumstances hide an allegory of a toxic relationship.
Maciej Gryzełko
Cristina García Zarzosa
A Spain-based director of short films and music videos.

Nebula

POL 2017 4’
PERFORMED BY: Maciej Obara, Dominik Wania, Michał Miśkiewicz, Maksymilian Much
DIRECTED BY: Marcin Nawrotek
3D elements blend into each other, break off, assume the weirdest shapes, mimicking the musicians and the music itself. An attempt to reflect reality in the most accurate way, registered with the help of… Kinect.
Patryk Chromik
Marcin Nowrotek
A motion designer, graphic artist and animator. He graduated from and now teaches at the Katowice Academy of Fine Arts.

(WOUNDS)

SVN 2018 5’
PERFORMED BY: RANE
DIRECTED BY: Aron Horvath
OTHERS: Saso Stih, Barbara Daljavec
Aron Horvath masterfully doses tension in his story, spicing up the hooligan narration with a note of queer and neighborhood fantasies. If you’re a Vice reader, you already know this clip or you’re about to love it.
Natalia Kaniak
Aron Horvath
Born in Slovenia, he graduated from the University of Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. Author of music videos and short films.

Foto Aérea

ESP 2017 3’
PERFORMED BY: IBON ERRAZKIN
DIRECTED BY: Gabe Ibáñez
PRODUCED BY: Rivenz Lab
OTHERS: Luis Guijarro, Adriana Solé
The author decided on cold minimalism close to the aesthetics of Aki Kaurismäki’s films. The video is a chain of repetitions, corrections, feverish fittings. Only music and the slowly rolling oranges offer calm before the mounting pressure.
Katarzyna Warmuz
Gabe Ibáñez
In 2008, he directed his first feature film “Hierro”. He worked with Antonio Banderas on the film “Automata”.

Gul l’Abi

TUR 2018 3’
PERFORMED BY: Neuland / Acid Arab feat. A-WA
DIRECTED BY: Behsat Veyseloğlu
PRODUCED BY: Birkan Yorulmaz, Ateş Benek
Masked and in burqas, vaping in a neon car en route to a night club, the heroines of Behsat Veyseloğlu’s music video are independent women throwing a wrench into the Middle Eastern order, as they shamelessly flirt and get the men awaiting them.
Natalia Kaniak
Behsat Veyseloğlu
A filmmaker from Istanbul. Author of music videos, ads and short documentary forms.

New York

USA 2017 3’
PERFORMED BY: St. Vincent
DIRECTED BY: Alex Da Corte
PRODUCED BY: All Ages Productions
St. Vincent must have fought a vicious battle with her label. Because when you release the main single - especially one with such potential to be a radio turbohit - you’d normally want a music video fitting both for the gym and the morning show. Not some wild and daring orgy of colors and scenography.
Patryk Chromik
Alex Da Corte
St. Vincent must have fought a vicious battle with her label. Because when you release the main single - especially one with such potential to be a radio turbohit - you’d normally want a music video fitting both for the gym and the morning show. Not some wild and daring orgy of colors and scenography.

Pa'lante

USA 2018 8’
PERFORMED BY: Hurray For The Riff Raff
DIRECTED BY: Kristian Mercado Figueroa aka Kris Merc
PRODUCED BY: BabyPanther
OTHERS: Rudolf Costin, Michael Reuter
A story about love of family and homeland, but one which dodges banalities. Kris Marc’s video is also a nuanced and delicate monument to the marginalized Puerto Rican community in the US.
Natalia Kaniak
Kris Merc
An award-winning director, who loves the short form and who can create his own world in just minutes.