Render: The Vancouver International Music Video Festival bills itself as "the West Coast's only music video festival," and it has just announced the details of its 2015 edition.
The festival has selected 25 finalists from more than 125 submissions from over 20 countries that will screen at the festival. These include clips from Björk, Death From Above 1979, Röyksopp, Lightning Bolt, Weed, Reuben and the Dark, Venetian Snares and more. See the full list of selected videos below.
The 125-plus submissions marks a significant spike compared to the 80 from last year's inaugural event. This year curation was handled by Tanya Goehring and Trevor Jacobson.
Goehring said in a statement, "Render celebrates the talent and skill which goes into music video production — we were looking films which captured the viewer's imagination through innovation, creativity, or technical skill, regardless of the musical genre."
The videos will be screened at a gala on November 6 at Vancouver's Vancity Theatre. The day after that on November 7, there will be an artist talk with music video directors Andrew Thomas Huang, Julia Dratel, Artino Ahmadi and Kasey Lum.
Scroll past the list of below to watch a couple of promo videos for Render. Tickets for the event are available at the Vancouver International Film Festival website. Admission for the artist talk is included in the festival ticket price.
For the purposes of full disclosure, Exclaim! is a media sponsor behind Render.
Render 2015 Official Selection:
Andrew Thomas Huang for Björk
Stian Andersen for Röyksopp
R113 for Lorn
Yiannis Veslemes & Zan Tot for Cristian Vogel
Christophe Chudy for Dapayk & Padberg
Eva Michon for Death From Above 1979
Damon Andrew Embry for Tyson Meade
Lauren Brady for the Boy Dahlia
Franklyn Banks for Hugh
Richard F. Coelho for Cais Sodre Funk Connection
Lale Westvind for Lightning Bolt
Naoko Tanaka for Colleen
Cheryl Gelover & Tom Murray for Tulipomania
Sander Houtkruijer for Thomas Azier
Takcom for Noah
Brock Mitchell for Reuben and the Dark
Damien Bonnaire for Nicolas Tracanelli
Artino Ahmadi for Skye Wallace
Julia Dratel for Circuit Des Yeux
Courtney Garvin for Weed
Eszter Angyalosy & Daniel Szoke for Wonderland
Tania Gualeni for Paula Temple
David Altweger & Mira Loew for Dr.nojoke
Carrie Gates for Venetian Snares
Titouan Bordeau for Muta