The Austin Music Video Festival, now nearing its third annual start date, combined the music, art, food, and technology that everyone loves Austin for into a five day event. Starting Tuesday, September 12th and ending Saturday, September 16th this festival gives everyone the chance to support local musicians, directors, and actors. The AMVFest will be hosting screenings of 100 music videos, panels, live performances, mixers, and after parties all week that culminate into an awards show Saturday night. This year the festival will feature special screenings from legendary director Spike Jonze, Flaming Lips, CHRISTEENE, and Holodeck Records, Walker Lukens, and more. General admissions tickets are $15 a day or $65 for all five days of screenings, concerts, parties, and awards ceremonies. AMVFest also offers VIP passes that give you access to complimentary drinks, hotel pool access, expedited lines, and priority seating. Most importantly, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Americares in support of Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts. Both types of tickets are available here.
where is it?
The AMVFest will take place at one of eight venues in Austin, Texas depending on the time, day, and type of event. So check out the schedule and come by the Native Hostel, W Austin, Alamo Drafthouse on either 6th St or South Lamar, Empire Control Room, The North Door, the Lemon Lounge, or the Coppertank Events Center to enjoy one of this years most anticipated events. These venues along with other sponsors such as Tito’s Vodka, Do512, Austin Creative Alliance, Juiceland, Yangaroo, ACVB, the Texas Film Commission, and many more.
virtual reality experiences
The AMVFest will also feature virtual reality experiences in the Empire Control Room on Saturday where prominent sponsors such as Thrillbox will enable users to experience the festival through virtual reality, but it also provides a behavioral analytics platform that allows the festival to identify, retarget, and monetize the audience based on their consumption and engagement habits. Moreover, the festival will allow audiences worldwide to interact with selections from Squarepusher, Wild Child, Mix Master Mike, Band of Heathens, D∆WN, Whiskey Shivers, Icky Blossoms, Naive New Beaters, Bjork, Hybrid VR, OnlyinVR and Electric Hat Games through a virtual reality smartphone app powered by Thrillbox. There will also be virtual live performances, augmented reality, and video game exhibits from OnlyinVR, To the Top, Hybrid VR, and Moontower VFX. Ultimately, this experience will culminate in the prize for “Best Interactive Award” so do not miss the awards show Saturday night.
All in all, the Austin Music Video Festival will definitely be an experience that you cannot miss. All venues are 18 and older unless you are accompanied by an adult, but expect everyone to be acting like a complete child. You may even see some of your favorite musicians and actors in costumes from their nominated music videos. Please check out AMVFest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and I hope to see you all there.