The Music Video Prize Draw is produced by Nómada Films, a NYC-based production company founded by award-winning director, Daniel Diosdado. Nómada Films has produced several award-winning features, short films and web series that have been screened throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Nómada Films first feature “SESSIoN”, a bold experimental film, directed by Daniel Diosdado, won the Award of Excellence at The Indie Fest in La Jolla, California. In 2013, Nómada Films premiered Daniel Diosdado’s next feature, “La Reina de Tapas” (Queen of Tapas), at Malaga Film Festival. Between 2014 and 2015 the company released three more short films: “Chromosome 4”, “The Center of the Room” and “For You”.
The prize draw is open to bands, vocal groups and solo artists in all five boroughs of NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island). Paid entry into the prize draw includes the submission of one song per band, vocal group or solo artist. The band, vocal group or solo artist who is drawn wins a free, professional music video of their submitted song produced by an award-winning film director.
The music genres include pop, rock, country, hip-hop, and Soul/R&B. Entry into the prize draw is for six weeks at which point a winner will be drawn at random.
An artist needs something bigger than an MP3 to get noticed. They need strong creative visuals to give them a substantial competitive edge over their peers. A video connects an artist to the listener and the listener to an audience. Music videos as an art form are as important now as they’ve ever been. They’re part of our visual language – a significant player in the culture of our consumption of music, art, and entertainment. There’s no other short form medium that has the ability to reach millions and millions of viewers like a music video and the media still look at music videos to discover new talent.