Live Review: The UK MVA’s 2015


The Staves, George Ezra and Stealing Sheep’s videos were just some that were nominated
for the UK MVAs 2015, which TFFT were lucky enough to attend this year

The annual award show is a massive celebration of the very best directors, stylists, producers etc,
in the thriving music video industry at the moment

Held in Camden’s most infamous venue, The Roundhouse, the event was spectacularly decorated with huge elegant tables and adorned with glowing light displays. The night was set off with a bang as a group of dancers captivated the audience with their mesmerizing, intricate choreography, before the ceremony got under way

The biggest highlight has to be the roar from the crowd as David Wilson (pictured) won best director after being nominated several times for Royal Blood’s gruesomely gory, Out Of The Black video, and you can see a list of all this year’s winners, below…

Best Pop Video – UK
Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Best Pop Video – International
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money

Best Pop Video – Budget
Aquilo – Losing You

Best Rock/Indie Video – UK
Royal Blood – Out of The Black

Best Rock/Indie Video – International
Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Best Rock/Indie Video – Budget
Naïve New Beaters – Run Away

Best Dance Video – UK
Leftfield & Sleaford Mods – Head and Shoulders

Best Dance Video – International
Tiga – Bugatti

Best Dance Video – Budget
Lorn – Acid Rain

Best Alternative Video – UK
The Staves – Black & White

Best Alternative Video – International
Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me

Best Alternative Video – Budget
Son Lux – Change Is Everything

Best Urban Video – UK
Rag n Bone Man ft Vince Staples – Hell Yeah

Best Urban Video – International
Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Best Urban Video – Budget
Dels – Burning Beaches

Best Art Direction & Design In A Video
Tiga – Bugatti

Best Styling In A Video
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money

Best Choreography In A Video
Sia – Elastic Heart

Best Cinematography In A Video
Kendrick Lamar – Alright

Best Colour Grade In A Video
Rudimental – Never Let You Go

Best Editing In A Video
Royal Blood – Out Of The Black

Best Animation In A Video
Royal Blood – Out Of The Black

Best Visual Effects In A Video
Black Atlass – Jewels

Best Live Music Coverage
Lenny Kravitz – Just Let Go

Best Music Documentary
The Wrecking Crew

Best Lyric Video
The Shoes – Feed The Ghost

Best Interactive Video
Cee Lo Green – Robin Williams

Best Commissioner
James Hackett

Best Producer
Sarah Tognazzi

Best Artist
Flying Lotus

Best New Director

Best Director
David Wilson

Overall, it was a fantastic, celebratory evening praising the ingenious, creative minds
who crafted the music videos we’ve come to love this year

Siobhan Currie


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