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Tuesday, December 4
 

5:00pm

VR / Interactive Video Showcase
Tapping into the latest technologies, this showcase of the Interactive category highlights the immersive music videos made for virtual reality, 360 headsets and browser-based interactive content.

On display at our HQ, Native Hostel - in the main event space throughout the whole festival - you can jump in and experience these cutting-edge music videos anytime you're feeling adventurous!

VR / 360 Videos (viewed in headset):
Big Bill "Loitering" Directed by Christoper Warner
Brendan Small "Icarus666" Directed by Dylan Carter
Me And My Drummer "Bloodmoon" Directed by Christopher Luehning
Yao Wang "Unraveled" Directed by Yao Wang
Ornette "Take Your Time" Directed by Bettina Kee
Beatie Wolfe "The Raw Space "Anti-Stream" Experience" Directed by Beatie Wolfe
Mee And The Band "Loving's Easy" Directed by Alexandra Sawyer
MELA "Eternal" Directed by Format(*.strk)
Koven "Do You" Directed by Matt Lanning

Interactive / Browser vids (viewed on desktop):
Brightly "Rugby" Directed by Charlie Gleason
https://rugby.wearebrightly.com/
Portugal. The Man "Feel It Still" Directed by Ian Schwartz (W+K) and fourclops ::) via Prettybird, with interactivity powered by Wirewax
http://feelit.stlll

The Interactive/Browser videos will be shown alongside some of our alumni content to give you nonstop fun 

Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

5:00pm

Directors / VIP / Press Mixer- OPENING NIGHT -Festival Preview
*** FOR DIRECTOR & VIP BADGE HOLDERS ONLY ***

Join us for a happy hour get together with all the organizers, directors, VIPs and press to mingle and see a preview of the week's events. Expect a bit of chit chat and some introductions, along with some choice music videos and VR experiences to try out.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

5:00pm

BOX OFFICE @ Native Hostel 5pm - 7pm
All passes (GA, VIP, Directors, day passes) can be redeemed at the box office Simply bring proof of purchase via phone or printed (+ credentials for EDU and Military).

Tues Dec 4th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 7pm
Wed Dec 5th -The North Door, 5pm - 8pm
Thurs Dec 6th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 7th -Austin Visitor's Center, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th - The North Door, 12pm - 5pm // Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm

NOTE: Alamo Ritz screenings will have AMVF box office staff to allocate reserved seating tickets, check-in for full wristband/badges should be done at the primary box office location.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

7:00pm

Neon Indian: Premiere + Retrospective + Live Score (Solo) Performance + *Keepin' It Weird Screening*
Presented by Austin Music Video Festival and KUTX
 
The celebrated indie-electronic pacesetter Alan Palomo is best known for his music but did you know he's been making films this whole time? Neon Indian shares his body of music video work and introduces his latest short film with a live analog-synth score in theater. Stick around for a Q&A session with the multi-faceted musician/director.

From his acclaimed debut Psychic Chasms to Vega Intl. Night School and numerous live performances, Neon Indian’s work has been punctuated with a distinct visual aesthetic. Chillwave, lo-fi VHS, 80’s futurist, art school noir - all filter through the optical narrative of Palomo’s work.
Don’t miss this one-time theater performance.

Kicking off with AMVFest’s ever-intriguing “Keepin’ It Weird” screening (40min), this showing is sure to keep you guessing.

  • Keepin' It Weird Screening (40min):
    • Josh T. Pearson "Straight At Me" Directed by Fidel Ruiz-Healy and Tyler Walker
    • Young Fathers "Toy" Directed by Salomon Ligthelm
    • Bourgeois Mystics "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" Directed by Diego Lozano
    • MRK "Hyena" Directed by Zinzi LeMond
    • Broncho "Sandman / Boys Got To Go" Directed by Pooneh Ghana  
    • Femina-X "Black Tongue" Directed by Diego Lozano  
    • The Bright Light Social Hour "Missing Something" Directed by Jack O'Brien
    • Kazy Lambist "Be Yourself" Directed by Mateusz Bialecki


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86’d (short film)  Synopsis:
Directed by Alan Palomo


Neon Indian Biography:
Neon Indian is the ongoing musical project of Mexico born, Texas raised, Brooklyn
based Alan Palomo. It initially began as a creative exercise. After his stint as a
teenaged, newly-devoted electronic musician in his first band Ghosthustler, he
moved to Austin and laid the groundwork for his next disco-centric endeavour,
VEGA. In the midst of writing an EP, he found that the tedium of focusing on high fi
club production, in turn was killing the spontaneity and fun of just simply
making music.

One morning during his writing rut, he was stirred by a dream in which he took acid
with his high school girlfriend. As the psychotropic took hold he was suddenly awoke
and for the first few moments of the day, he had to evaluate if he was in fact actually
there or hallucinating. He was so taken by the experience, he reached out to her and
the two of them arranged to meet one winter break in San Antonio, where they grew
up. He would be unable to make the trip. Feeling the guilt of flaking out, he played
with a keyboard for a few hours and hashed out an apology tune to send her titled,
“Should Have Taken Acid With You”. He realized that instead of attempting to
reverse engineer his favorite pop songs on a dollar menu budget, he could embrace
the unsanded surfaces and cragular fidelity of this kind of sound. As an exercise, he
proposed to never spend more than a day or two per song and write entirely from
personal expirience . What followed next was a song a day until completing a full
album.

His 2009 debut Psychic Chasms, placed him on various year-end lists including the
likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. Neon Indian’s idiosyncratic approach to writing
tape affected electronic music helped define an internet music genre explicated by
such pop essayists as Simon Reynolds in his book, Retromania. It’s doobie brothers
on peyote wonk would swagger its way to various television performances such as
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

For his sophomore album, Alan opted write in Helsinki, a favorite destination on tour.
It’s lack of consistent sunlight and sub temperature weather made for a more
haunted, disembodied narrative. He recorded it and mixed it in upstate New York
with Dave Friddman at his remote Tarbox studios. During the Friddman sessions he
also collaborated with The Flaming Lips on their ep ‘The Flaming Lips with Neon
Indian’. Influenced by cyberpunk manga and the sarcastic narcissism of songs like
Jesus and Marychain’s “The Living End”, he finished his techno jerk, post-punk
follow-up, Era Extraña. For it’s release he co-designed a synthesizer called the
PAL198X with Texas-based noisemaker company Bleep Labs. It’s 8-bit shoegaze
and robo guitar blitzes would take him on an exhaustive campaign ending in a 3am
performance at Primavera sound festival in Barcelona.

After two back to back records, Alan retreated to his Greenpoint apartment for a
palette cleanser. His longtime friend and visual collaborator Johnny Woods and him,
made a MOCA commissioned animated short film titled Outer Osmo Ghost Mode.
The experience rekindled his first love and focus; film, and unbeknownst to him
would begin to influence the broad strokes of his next musical move. In the downtime
until now, he traded anecdotes with Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations, sang
songs in renaissance garb on Yo Gabba Gabba, wrote a single for Grand Theft Auto
5, and gave a Ted Talk at Martha’s Vineyard.

Throughout his smaller more film-related projects he began to imagine a narrative
love letter to the timeless, chintzy allure of his years in NYC and a confessional to
the habitual behaviors it brought out in him. Once again, he would come full circle at
the realization that while attempting to write new VEGA material, that the developing
direction of Neon Indian had found a busy intersection at which the two could meet
and ultimately merge into one fast lane. He had also begun to collaborate with his
older brother, Jorge Palomo, on more guitar-centric songs and began to tread into
funk. The narrative of his album began to actualize when his brother took a job in the
house band of a cruise. In order to finalize his brother’s contributions, he set up a
small studio in a cabin one magic week aboard the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship.
Alan, Jorge, and Josh, their engineer worked as the ship traversed the Bahamas,
docking in nassau, and eventually making its way back to Florida. Upon his return,
Alan had the songs that would be the blueprint to develop the rest. The rhythms got
faster. The baeleric influences more apparent. And the approach to songwriting more
elaborate. He recorded at various location in New York including DFA’s Plantain
Studios, Midnight Studios in Greenpoint, Rad studios in Bushwick, and his own
home. Whatever had the right gear for the right tune. New York is a great place to be
your own boss but certainly not your own employee. At some point, the distractions
that fueled the rakish, altered misadventures peppered throughout in the lyrics of
these new songs would prove too apparent. He then relocated to Austin for the early
winter and set up shop at Pure X’s practice space in Austin. He would finish most of
the writing there. Upon his return, he immediately pinged back out of the city to
record some songs at Ben Allen’s studio in Atlanta. As he loaded the equipment for
the drive down, he slipped and cracked his face on a rack of equipment, leaving 9
new stitches clefting through his right eyebrow and a fresh sloping scar that seemed
to create a sideways exclamation mark. After his stint there he returned to Brooklyn
to attempt to finish locally. He teamed up with Alex Epton to mix the album at his
home in south Brooklyn and they worked for nearly 2 months until it’s completion.

They’d often play trashy b movies and new york flicks while working to see if the
visuals were thematically aligning with the music. Did this song fit over Abel Ferrera’s
Ms. 45? Was this interlude remnant of the punk show in After Hours? More than
ever, the goal of this album was intended to be a film score to an imaginary film
playing indefinitely at the neglected theaters or porno booths of Alan’s head. “I

Tuesday December 4, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz 320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

10:00pm

Opening Night Afterparty: w/ MRK, iamhill and CHUCKY BLK @ NATIVE HOSTEL
In partnership with Werd Productions, AMVF presents performance from some of our featured artists MRK, CHUCKY BLK and iamhill.

Open to all AMVF wristband/badge holders and guests.

Tuesday December 4, 2018 10:00pm - 11:55pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
 
Wednesday, December 5
 

5:00pm

Happy Hour Mixer (All Attendees)
Wednesday December 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

5:00pm

BOX OFFICE @ The North Door 5:30pm - 9pm
All passes (GA, VIP, Directors, day passes) can be redeemed at the box office Simply bring proof of purchase via phone or printed (+ credentials for EDU and Military).

Tues Dec 4th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 7pm
Wed Dec 5th -The North Door, 5pm - 9pm
Thurs Dec 6th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 7th - Austin Visitor's Center, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th - The North Door, 12pm - 5pm // Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm

NOTE: Alamo Ritz screenings will have AMVF box office staff to allocate reserved seating tickets, check-in for full wristband/badges should be done at the primary box office location.

Wednesday December 5, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

6:00pm

SOAPS (Drama for Your Mama)
Think tearjerker tales, murder mysteries and old westerns, the festival's best dramatic narratives all in one place!

  • Flight Facilities feat. Broods, Reggie Watts & Saro "Stranded Directed by Tom Noakes
  • Faded Away feat. MNYNMS "Nite Bites" Directed by Clément Oberto
  • Will Jordan "Euphoria" Directed by Wynter Rhys
  • Dizzee Rascall "Bop N Keep It Dippin" Directed by Romain Chassaing
  • Drekoty "SOLICITOUS" Directed by Zuzanna Plisz  
  • Beyries "Son" Directed by Philippe Grenier
  • The Dirty River Boys "Mesa" Directed by Charlie Schwan
  • The Ember Days "Without Love" Directed by Jeff Ray
  • Dragon Inn 3 "Backstabber" Directed by Josh Pffaf



Wednesday December 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

7:00pm

Art Is All Around You
All the best sets, props, costumes and visual effects that highlight all the work BEHIND THE SCENES to make it pop ON SCREEN.

  • Noah Cyrus x One Bit "MY WAY" Directed by WATTS
  • Brunettes Shoot Blondes "HIPS" Directed by Andrii Kovalov
  • Hailey Tuck "Alcohol" Directed by Jethro Massey
  • Funk Buia & Arcanjo Ras feat. Paula Pretta "SARAVÁ" Directed by Luma Oquendo and Mauricio Pisani
  • Jane Ellen Bryant - "Too Smooth" Directed by Dorothy Bennett
  • MIDDLESPOON "HouseWife" Directed by Jinx McGee, Alexander Beatz and Taylor Powell
  • James Blake "Not Long Now" (unofficial) Directed by Leo Aguirre
  • EROSION "Black Dress" by Insightful Directed by Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler
  • The Lagoons "California" Directed by Maria Skobelova
  • Matthew Wood "OUT" Directed by Laura N. Junghanns and Michael Knöfler
  • Bas feat. A$AP Ferg "Boca Raton" Directed by Scott Lazer

Wednesday December 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

8:00pm

It's A DanceOff!
Showcasing the top videos incorporating the art of dance, choreography and coordinated movements. These videos highlight group and solo dancers bringing the heat!

  • TULIPS ft. Gill Bates "Tigerilla" Directed by Tom Noakes
  • Charlie Winston "The Weekend" Directed by Ian Roderick Gray
  • Dossey "Heartbeats" Directed by Peter Longno
  • Paul Cauthen "Saddle" Directed by Chris Phelps
  • Sly5thAve "The Invisible Man: Let Me Ride" Directed by Francesca Mirabella
  • Postmodern JukeBox "Don't Stop Believin' Directed by Abraham Roofeh
  • tUnE-yArDs "Heart Attack" Directed by Mimi Cave
  • Noah North prod by Nick Brim "Waveyyy" Directed by Nicki Prian
  • Saro "Sky Doesn't Blue" Directed by Merlin Camozzi
  • Benjamin Booker "Believe" Directed by James Lees




Wednesday December 5, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

9:00pm

SORNE: Performance + Premiere + Retrospective

Primitive-futurist, multimedia artist Morgan Sorne joins us to share his interwoven music video catalog and the newest addition to his post-apocalyptic universe. Recently collaborating with Saul Williams, Earth Harp, Beats Antique and more, SORNE will be channeling this all into his solo performance at AMVF.




Wednesday December 5, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

9:30pm

Exploded Drawing Audio/Visual Session
9:30pm-1:00am

Ambient, experimental, beat music adventurers, Exploded Drawing have curated a wavvey lineup of producers and visuals sure to expand minds. From the godfathers soundfounder and Butcher Bear, to new projects Vapor Caves and pulseCoder, the lineup promises an eclectic bunch of heart throttling beats.  


LINEUP
Soundfounder
Butcher bear
PulseCoder
Brainwavve
Vapor Caves
Lungfulls
Flobama



Wednesday December 5, 2018 9:30pm - 11:45pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
 
Thursday, December 6
 

5:00pm

BOX OFFICE @ Native Hostel 5pm - 10pm
All passes (GA, VIP, Directors, day passes) can be redeemed at the box office Simply bring proof of purchase via phone or printed (+ credentials for EDU and Military).

Tues Dec 4th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 7pm
Wed Dec 5th -The North Door, 5pm - 8pm
Thurs Dec 6th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 7th -Austin Visitor's Center, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th - The North Door, 12pm - 5pm // Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm

NOTE: Alamo Ritz screenings will have AMVF box office staff to allocate reserved seating tickets, check-in for full wristband/badges should be done at the primary box office location.

Thursday December 6, 2018 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

6:00pm

Graham Reynolds: Film Score Masterclass (FREE w/ RSVP or AMVFest passes)
With score credits including A Scanner Darkly, Bernie, Before Midnight and more, acclaimed composer Graham Reynolds will show us his ways in this masterclass reviewing techniques, collaborations and creative methods while sharing clips from his seminal and upcoming work.

We’ll also be premiering Graham’s new music video from the Blaine Brothers.

In partnership with Austin Music Foundation, Texas Film Commission, Texas Music Office, and Shure.

FREE w/ RSVP or AMVFest Passes.

RSVP here!: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-scoring-masterclass-with-graham-reynolds-tickets-52416025744



Thursday December 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

6:00pm

Science Friction
From sci-fi to the mystic to twists of technology, these videos stretch our perception with scenarios we cannot yet see, but one day could be. Du-neh-nuh-nuh, du-neh-nuh-nuh, du-neh-nuh-nuh, du-neh-nuh-nuh!


  • Anoraak "Last Call" Directed by O.S.A.K.A.H
  • Nightmares on Wax feat. Mozez and Allan Kingdom "Citizen Kane" Directed by James Burns
  • Vadim Chaimovich performing Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 "pics" Directed by Peche
  • Starset "Satellite" Directed by Kyle Cogan  
  • Our Last Night "Ghost in the Machine" Directed by Marty Kane
  • Marco Paul "Maiwe: Filius" Directed by Diego Lozano
  • SoulSpeak feat. J-Fever "Why Call The Police" Directed by Haonan Wang
  • Inga-Dingo "Real Love" Directed by Eyal Be
  • Nights & Weekends "Fading Light" Directed by Justin Tyler Close

Thursday December 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

7:00pm

Horror and Gore Galore!
All the videos you need to fulfill your horror film cravings, from blood and guts to thrills and the macabre. *AMVF does not condone actual violence*

  • Gwenmarie White "Skjemt Blod" Directed by Gwenmarie White
  • CLANS "Glendale" Directed by Sean Wehrli    
  • Fergie "Love is Blind" Directed by Chris Ullens
  • Cloak The Night "Bulletbelt" Directed by Aleks Sakowski
  • Mark Stoermer "Filthy Apes and Lions" Directed by Lee Hardcastle
  • Smothered Bowels "US Butcher" Directed by Alexey Smirnov
  • Spaceface "Radiator" Directed by Federico Torrado Tobon  
  • Maud Geffray "Ice Teens" Directed by Thomas Vernay

Thursday December 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

8:00pm

ALL ATX
Some of Austin's top emerging artists and seasoned music video makers working together to make magic. Collected here to show off the Austin community, this screening is sure to see some familiar faces.

  • Mamahawk "Lioness" Directed by John Valley
  • Walker Lukens "Baby" Directed by Dorothy Bennett
  • Culture Wars "Lies" Directed by Jeremi Mattern & Alex Dugan  
  • Fort Never "Fly High" Directed by Travis Hoggard
  • Zettajoule "No Thank You" Directed by Alex Chod and Bob Peck
  • Sydney Wright "You Can Stay" Directed by Nina Hawkins
  • Holy Wave: "Adult Fear" Directed by Willi Patton
  • Ben Root "Tides Rising" Directed by Ben Root
  • Wonderbitch "Run Ya" Directed by Alex Chod
  • Toma "This Love" Directed by Sefárdico

Thursday December 6, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

8:30pm

Purple Submarine Pajama Party
Put on your PJs for whatever level of hang you want. Sit back and watch classic music films, shake it off for the latest music videos or really turn up for a silent disco dance party. Choose your own adventure.

8:30pm - Doors
9:00pm - Movie #1
10:30pm - Movie #2
Ongoing - Classic & Fest Favorite music videos
Ongoing - DANCE PARTY with Jinx McGee (MIDDLESPOON)




Thursday December 6, 2018 8:30pm - 11:59pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
 
Friday, December 7
 

5:00pm

BOX OFFICE @ Visitor's Center 5pm - 9pm
All passes (GA, VIP, Directors, day passes) can be redeemed at the box office Simply bring proof of purchase via phone or printed (+ credentials for EDU and Military).

Tues Dec 4th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 7pm
Wed Dec 5th -The North Door, 5pm - 8pm
Thurs Dec 6th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 7th -Austin Visitor's Center, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th - The North Door, 12pm - 5pm // Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm

NOTE: Alamo Ritz screenings will have AMVF box office staff to allocate reserved seating tickets, check-in for full wristband/badges should be done at the primary box office location.

Friday December 7, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

6:00pm

Planet EARTHx
Like Planet Earth but WITH MUSIC!. Planet EARTHx features videos that will satisfy all of your earthly desires.

  • Tagua Tagua "Rastro de Po" Directed by Douglas Bernardt  
  • Julian Scherle "Mirrors" Directed by Manfred Borsch
  • Fortnite "Gasoline" Directed by Sven D. and Philipp Primus
  • Mellt "Glow" Directed by Chris Smith
  • AIGEL "1190" "Bush Bash" Directed by Andzej Gavriss
  • Cold Arizona "On A Hill" Directed by Eva Midgley
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff "Pa'Lante" Directed by Kristian Mercado

Friday December 7, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

7:00pm

Love Hurts
Stories of love, loss and lust, these videos ache with the world's most timeless emotion. All in one place, it's sure to  pull on your heartstrings and leave you longing.

  • Einleit 'Pull My Heart' Directed by Masato Riesser & James F. Coton
  • Jawjaw "Survive This" Directed by Ian Roderick Gray  
  • Duckwrth "Boy" Directed by John Mark
  • Leon Vynehall "Movements (Chapter III)" Directed by Young Replicant
  • Tracyanne & Danny "It Can't Be Love Unless It Hurts" Directed by Ed Dougherty
  • Wild Child "The One" Directed by Aaron Brown
  • Yeah But No "The Way We Chose" Directed Christopher Radke  
  • Mike and the Moonpies "Beaches of Biloxi" Directed by David Bellarosa
  • David Messier "Television Is Better Than Love" Directed by Teresa Jolie
  • Scratch Massive "Last Dance" Directed by Jérôme de Gerlache
  • Kesha and Macklemore "Good Old Days" Directed by Lagan Sebert and Brandon Bloch

Friday December 7, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

8:00pm

#WTF
Featuring the weirdest and wildest videos that will make you say #WTF?!?
There's nothing quite like these...

  • ZHU & NERO “Dreams” Directed by Elliott Sellers and Erik Ferguson
  • Xiu Xiu "Jenny GoGo" Directed by Emp Bikutoru
  • Lioncut "Territory" Directed by Kittytron Churro and Zoltron Monsieur
  • Alon Eder "I Am Sex" Directed by Yuval Haker
  • Nick Holland "Who is my Computer? Is it God?" Directed by Jesse Nyander
  • Angie Shyr "Armchair Dreaming" Directed by Gilbert Trejo and Frankie Latina
  • Wons Phreely + the Horses "The Night Has An Alibi" Directed by Wons Phreely
  • JT "Vassar 2.14" Directed by John Donofrio
  • When We Met "Ride the Tide" Directed by Zachary Whitmore  
  • Radioactive Chicken Heads "Surfin' Bird" Directed by Sara Aliza Mossman

Friday December 7, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

9:00pm

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop...
Featuring selected videos from the global hip hop scene, from Austin's own to foreign-language rap. These range from flashy baller moments to clever narratives focusing on the song's lyricism, highlighting the wide frame of modern hip hop.

  • Lil Jon ft. Offset & 2 Chainz "Alive" Directed by Elliott Sellers and Erik Ferguson
  • Keenan The First "How It Goes" Directed by Joel Jay Blacker
  • Thelonius Love prod. by Ourcotics "Respect It" Directed by Elis Avellan and Isabelle Avellan
  • CHUCKY BLK "BLK GLD" Directed by Victoria Prescott
  • Rebekka & Fox feat Jesse Markin "LIGHT" Directed by Pavel Andonov
  • RAF "Date Night" Directed by Cesar Velasco
  • Baby Ebony "Euphoria" Directed by Jake Huber
  • Protextor "Not Tonight" Directed by Zachary Scott
  • J. Cole "ATM" Directed by Scott Lazer & J. Cole
  • Tasha The Amazon "Picasso Leaning" Directed by Colin G Cooper
  • Blastfamous USA feat. Blackillac "Pull Up" Directed by H.D. Stone
  • Childish Gambino "This is America" Directed by Hiro Murai

Friday December 7, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Austin Visitor Center 602 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

10:00pm

Overflow Entertainment!
Bird Peterson on a rocking set in our Parlor.  Great vibe ranging from all styles of energetic music.


Friday December 7, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

10:00pm

Body Rock (AFTERPARTY w/DJ Chorizo Funk & Riders Against the Storm)
Austin’s banger of a hip-hop dance party will be our Friday night afterparty. Hosted by DJ Chorizo Funk and Riders Against the Storm, this will be the final installment at Empire Control Room so it’s sure to get rowdy! Stay tuned for the special theme announcement.

AMVF Wristband/Badgeholders --- go to the Empire Control Room BOX OFFICE to check-in and get stamped, your AMVF credentials will get you in for free BUT the event is subject to capacity, so if you're down to get down - hurry over there.

Otherwise, we'll be assembling a crew at Native Hostel for those who can't make it in or aren't looking to dance (!?!).  Bird Peterson will spinning, bites and AMVF discounts in swing. 


Friday December 7, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday December 8, 2018 2:00am
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
 
Saturday, December 8
 

12:00pm

Saturday Morning Cartoons (FREE to the PUBLIC!)
Reminiscent of those good ol' Saturday mornings! While not necessarily taking place in the "morning" nor exactly "cartoony", you'll get to check out many of the festival's best music videos utilizing animation, puppetry and mixed media.

  • Tall Juan "Cuidacoches" Directed Dante Zaballa 
  • Dot. "Everybody Dances to Techno" Directed by Prateek Sethi
  • Louis The Child & MAX "Dear Sense" Directed by Morgan Gruer
  • Mystery Skulls "Endlessly" Directed by Double Ninja
  • Big Bill "Last Meal" Directed by MJ Haha
  • The Shins "Half A Million" Directed by Lamar + Nik
  • Shy Beast "Forever" Directed by Andrew Bennett
  • Peyton Pinkerton "Gunning For" Directed by Jay Hollinsworth
  • Diplo & Starrah "Zoo" Directed by Brad Chmielewski
  • Jesse Woods "Smoke Machine" Directed by Jeremy Pailler
  • Rulo “Pájaro Vagabundo” Directed by Francisca Silva
  • Gorillaz "Humility" Directed by Jamie Hewlett, Tim McCourt, Max Taylor and Evan Silver

Saturday December 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

12:00pm

KESHA MusicVideo RAINBOW SURPRISE x *Lady Power screening*
Presented by Austin Music Video Festival, KUTX and Magic Seed 

Party-girl turned social activist, Kesha is a diva, survivor and bright light!
Celebrating her latest work alongside her classic videos, AMVFest is featuring a block of videos curated by Kesha herself along with some special messages from the artist. Presented courtesy of her production partners Magic Seed, we have invited Austin drag-queen-extraordinaire CupCake to host the event, directors Brandon Bloch and Lagan Sebert will be present for Q&A and more rainbow-coated surprises will ensue!

Paired with our Lady Power screening, showcasing the strongest feminine affirming music videos of the fest, it’s going to be an empowered day.
Hosted by KUTX personality - Laurie Gallardo - this event is sure to leave you inspired. 



Lady Power screening (45mins)
  • Holiday Sidewinder "Leo" Directed by Thom Kerr
  • Nayirah "Muse" Directed by Jeff Hadick
  • C.O.W. 牛 "$hanghai Mone¥" Directed by Stef Zins  
  • Jenny Parrott "Daughter" Directed by John Donofrio
  • Juanes "Pa Dentro" Directed by Greg&Lio
  • Missy D ft. Kimmortal "XX" Directed by Alexander Farah & Lawrence Le Lam
  • Brogan Bentley "Your Favorite Color" Directed by Linda Mai Green
  • Le Destroy "Monster" BJ Lewallen
  • Vinida x DJ Mustard “Run This” Directed by Arden Tse
  • Miya Folick "Give It To Me" Directed by Eva Michon
  • iamhill "Phuk Wit You" Directed by Travis Nesbitt


Saturday December 8, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz 320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

12:00pm

BOX OFFICE @ North Door 12pm -5pm
All passes (GA, VIP, Directors, day passes) can be redeemed at the box office Simply bring proof of purchase via phone or printed (+ credentials for EDU and Military).

Tues Dec 4th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 7pm
Wed Dec 5th -The North Door, 5pm - 9pm
Thurs Dec 6th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 7th -Austin Visitor's Center, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th - The North Door, 12pm - 5pm // Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm

NOTE: Alamo Ritz screenings will have AMVF box office staff to allocate reserved seating tickets, check-in for full wristband/badges should be done at the primary box office location.

Saturday December 8, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

1:00pm

Adult's Whim (FREE to the PUBLIC!)
Perhaps a bit more "Adult" than the Saturday Morning Cartoons screening, these videos showcase some top-notch animations that would play for the after hours crowd.

  • Machine Translations "Sola" Directed by Jonathan Nix
  • Some Toir "Romantic Crap" Directed by Yegor Lymarev
  • Tone Royal "Late" Directed by Ray Villarreal
  • Aurélien Rubod and Michaël Stroudinsky “Dans les Vagues Noires des Premiers Océans” (In the Black Waves of the First Oceans) Directed by Aurélien Rubod and Michaël Stroudinsky
  • Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx "Scandal" Directed by Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx
  • Drone Flesh "Other Worlds" Directed by Herbert Meier
  • Zoë McPherson "Inouï ( and free )" Directed by Alessandra Leone
  • Thee Conductor feat. Bonnie "Prince" Billy "Face Crinkle" Directed by Scott A. Shellhamer, Jason Butler and Christian Murray
  • Rita MacNeil "We'll Reach the Sky Tonight" Directed by Daniel Sterlin-Altman
  • Rufus T. Firefly "Magnolia" Directed by Daniel Moreno
  • The Decemberists "Severed" Directed by Morgan Gruer

Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

2:00pm

Rock Out!
If you came to rock, you came to the right place! These videos are all soundtracked by various shades of rock n roll, from the indie folk variety to Armenian heavy riffage. On screen, they span classic rock tropes to intense narratives. Try not to headbang and keep your eyes on the screen.

  • Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway "Lives" Directed by Hayk Matevosyan
  • Shakey Graves "Kids These Days" Directed by Jeremi Mattern
  • Caddywhompus "Company" Directed by Derek Beck and Jono Foley
  • Local H "Innocents" Directed by Felix Piñeiro
  • Breaking Benjamin "Red Cold River" Directed by Kyle Cogan
  • Breaking Benjamin "Torn in Two" Directed by Kyle Cogan
  • Breaking Benjamin "Tourniquet" Directed by Kyle Cogan
  • Seasonal Beast "I Can Make You Disappear" Directed by Yuval Semo

Saturday December 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

3:00pm

Third Eye Candy
Prepare to trip ____(s)! Filled with the visually or conceptually psychedelic, these videos not only tickle the artistic eye but also the mind's eye.

  • Mynth "Smog" Directed by Ruper Hller
  • The Several Ways "NAUGHT" Directed by Brigitte Faessler
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra "Wings of Ra" Directed by Vanessa Pla and Ben Blanchard
  • Nghtmre & Dillion Francis "Another Dimension" Directed by Brad Chemielewski
  • Why Bonnie "Stereo" Directed by Alex Winker
  • JETLAGZ (Kosi, Łajzol) prod. Falcon1 "RoppongiI Boys" Directed by Bartek Kalinowski
  • Tropical Beach "ice cream cake" Directed by Christine Dream
  • Shy Beast "My Stride" Directed by Brittany Reeber
  • Katuchat "Spelld" Directed by JTM
  • Marco Paul "Maiwe: Sylvian" Directed by Rodrigo Aroca
  • CHINESE MAN "Golden Age" Directed by Frederic D'Ascoli and Annabelle Faustin

Saturday December 8, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

3:00pm

Whiskey Shivers (Premiere + Retrospective + Performance) x *Funny or High Screening*
Those darn Shivers’ boys are back at it again, bringing their hijinks to the big screen with a review of their classics (hipster centipede, chicken people and spinning rooms) before sharing a BRAND NEW video full of puppets. Stick around because they’ll “serenade” us with their one-of-a-kind brand of “trashgrass” to follow.

Paired with Funny or High! (40min of our most hilarious/high videos)
Presented by our partner, KUTX.


Funny or High
Featuring comical and campy music videos that may or may not have stemmed from stems.


  • Ought "These 3 Things" Directed by Jonny Look and Scottie Cameron
  • TaGa "Wild" Directed by Tanvi Gandhi
  • Hider "Don't Pretend It Was Nothing" Directed by ScaryJacks
  • Donny Benét - "Love Online" Directed by PAXI and CEM
  • Aldo the Band "Liquid Metal" Directed by Squarehead  
  • Gayerbear "GAMS" Directed by Emily Railsback
  • Don Broco "Come Out To LA" Directed by Benjamin Roberds
  • Danny Golden "Hangover" Directed by Zachary Scott
  • Daughters of Northern Darkness "Black Metal Barbie" Directed by Gwenmarie White
  • Midas "Caroline" Directed by Michael Middelkoop


Saturday December 8, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Ritz 320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

4:00pm

Cine-Minis
Musique Cinématique! If you can't look away, and you have to know who made this video, it's probably hitting that mini-movie status, so we had to make a screening category just for these.

  • Wild Child "My Town" Directed by Aaron Brown
  • Leon Bridges "Beyond" Directed by Justin Wilson
  • Bobbe Jenne Smith - Radiohead's "True Love Waits" Directed by Adi Halfin
  • Curt Manor "Adelphi Hotel Nightmare" Directed by Samuel Bright
  • Corbin "Hunker Down" Directed by Braden Lee
  • Son Lux "The Fool You Need"  Directed by Jean-Paul Frenay
  • General Forsamling "The Last Laugh" Directed by Ivar Aase
  • Residente "Guerra" Directed by René Pérez Joglar  
  • ODESZA feat. Leon Bridges "Across The Room" Directed by Ian Schwartz  
  • Patrick Martin "Cinema Love" directed by Eli Paul and Sam Fisher

Saturday December 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The North Door 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

7:45pm

BOX OFFICE @ Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm
All passes (GA, VIP, Directors, day passes) can be redeemed at the box office Simply bring proof of purchase via phone or printed (+ credentials for EDU and Military).

Tues Dec 4th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 7pm
Wed Dec 5th -The North Door, 5pm - 9pm
Thurs Dec 6th - Native Hostel, 5pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 7th -Austin Visitor's Center, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th - The North Door, 12pm - 5pm // Native Hostel 7pm - 11pm

NOTE: Alamo Ritz screenings will have AMVF box office staff to allocate reserved seating tickets, check-in for full wristband/badges should be done at the primary box office location.

Saturday December 8, 2018 7:45pm - 11:00pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

8:00pm

AMVF Awards Show
THE AWARDS SHOW
+ SECRET PERFORMERS
+ WORLD PREMIERES
+ AFTERPARTY
+ SPIRITS: Tito's Handmade Vodka

The 4th annual Austin Music Video Awards show honors our most outstanding music videos and makers showcased throughout the 5-day festival. The pinnacle of the festival week will feature pop-up performances, special guest award presenters, world premieres, and the dignifying of 16 award winners!


Saturday December 8, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA

10:30pm

AMVFest CLOSING PARTY
INFO TBA!


Saturday December 8, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday December 9, 2018 2:00am
Native Hostel and Bar & Kitchen 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702, USA