Vancouver's Render Music Video Festival Announces 2015 Program

BY Alex HudsonPublished Oct 28, 2015

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

Render Festival: The 2015 Official Selection from RENDER on Vimeo.

Render Festival's 2015 Teaser from RENDER on Vimeo.

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