Music Video Film Festival

Judges Announced for Westchester Based Music Video Film Festival

Gorilla River has announced its panel of judges for the Music Video Film Festival, running Saturday night, Feb. 8 at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center.  Sirius XM host Mark Goodman (One of MTV’s “First Five VJs”); Vevo VP of Original Content and Production Ed Walker, and music journalist Alan Light (author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain, and The Skills to Pay the Bills: The Story of the Beastie Boys) will offer commentary for 10 music videos which will be screened at the event and select three winners who will get to present their videos at the 2020 Hudson Valley Music Summit.

The inaugural event brings music videos together with fun commentary and live music. The 10 artists who are selected will be given a 15-minute slot. This will allow them to explain their vision to the audience, show their video, and then receive feedback from the judges.

The Music Video Film Festival is an extension of the Hudson Valley Music Summit which launched this summer in Kingston NY.  The Summit is a full day of panel discussions designed for managers, A&R reps, publicists, and anyone who is responsible for managing an artist’s career. Local luminaries such as Pete Shapiro, owner of the Capital Theatre and Stefani Scamardo of Hard Head Management spoke at the 2019 event. In addition, the 200 music industry professionals in attendance enjoyed vendor tables, live performances, and a music video presented by Dennis Dunaway, founding bassist of the Alice Cooper Group.

Bands and Video Directors looking to submit should visit