BLEND Attends the Austin Music Video Festival Awards

On December 8th, Native Hostel hosted the Austin Music Video Festival Award Show where the attendees walked the red carpet and enjoyed live performances by Shy Beast, Blastfamous USA, Chucky Blk, Le Destroy, Bourgeois Mystics, and DJ 2 Smooth Girls. Jeremy Roye and Anthony Erickson, the founders and directors of AMVF. emceed the award show for a full house eager to applaud the winners of the week long festival where musicians and directors from over 50 countries submitted their videos. Below is the complete list of winners:

By Blair Fielder

Photography by Alec Marshman

Instant Classic Award- TULIPS ft. Gill Bates “Tigerilla” Directed by Tom Noakes


Best Horror Video Award- Midas “Caroline” Directed by Michael Middle Middelkoop


Keepin It Weird (Best Experimental) Award- Bourgeois Mystics “Jan Pehechaan Ho” Directed by Diego Lozano


Best Narrative- C.O.W. “Shanghit Mone¥” Directed by Stef Zins


Overachiever (Best Student Video) Award- Gwenmarie White “Skjemt Blod” Directed by Gwenmarie White


Best Performance- Holiday Sidewinder “Leo” Directed by Thom Kerr (Ensemble)


Funny or High (Funniest Video) Award- Hider “Don’t Pretend It Was Nothing” Directed by ScaryJacks


Best Cinematography Award- EROSION “Black Dress” by Insightful Directed by Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler (DOP: Tim Sessler)

Best Director Award- Young Fathers “Toy” Directed by Salomon Ligthelm


Best Art Direction Award- Franz Szony '“Petunia” Directed by Franz Szony and Holly Hubbell (Art Director: Franz Szony)


Best Animation Award- Rulo “Pájaro Vagabundo” Directed by Francisca Silva


Best Visual Effects- CHINESE MAN “Golden Age” Directed by Frederic D’Ascoli and Annabelle Faustin


Best Interactive Video Award- Brightly “Rugby” Directed by Charlie Gleason

Music Video of the Year Award- Childish Gambino “This is America” Directed by Hiro Murai


Alright Alright Alright (Best Austin Video) Award- Big Bill “Last Meal” Directed by MJ Haha