premium gold sponsors

time based arts +

sponsor of best new director

time based arts was started by a handful of makers with a passion and independence to do their own thing. the team supports creativity in all its forms and constantly tries to remain true to its name by being 100% independent. they’ve grown into a large collective of artists who are keen to continue to support the next generation. music video is about individual expression and vision. to create images that challenge and innovate. it promotes musicians and music through the skills and spirit of these up and coming film makers and that is inspiring. in turn time based arts are very happy to support the ukmva new directors award, and recognise the very best of this young group of creators.

gold sponsors

panalux +

sponsor of best cinematography in a video

Panalux offers the world of film, television and media production the very best in lighting rental equipment and associated facilities. Created specifically to cater to the exacting needs of the global entertainment industry, the Panalux service is unrivalled in its ability to provide creative solutions to the full spectrum of production types, regardless of size or genre. Panalux remains an avid supporter of the music video and regards the medium as an area of massive importance where skills in front of and behind the camera, pre and post production, are developed, mastered and perfected. Our ongoing commitment to the support of the industry is once again highlighted by our sponsorship of the 2017 UK Music Video Awards. Panalux recognises fully the importance of the promo as an art form in itself and is proud to be associated with this genre of film making.

locomotion +


locomotion is a 3d / vfx / motion gfx specialist based in the heart of london’s soho. we work with leading ad agencies, production companies and brand owners to deliver the best boutique post treatments. from broadcast to digital, our talented team provides post production, 3d animation, grading, visual effects, advice and delivery for content across tv, cinema, web, mobiles, handhelds and screen based media.

rushes +

sponsor of best pop video - uk

in the middle of the creative explosion that saw the sex pistols channel teenage angst, and vivienne westwood's unique work come to the fore, rushes opened its doors for the first time. in the following 40 years we have worked with many industry icons who have helped us continue to be an award winning creative studio, with passionate artists developing and realising imaginative concepts. rushes have always nurtured, loved and celebrated the art of music videos. they are in our dna. once again we are delighted to support ukmvas through the sponsorship of the best pop video award. we applaud the work of all the finalist filmmakers work and wish them good luck!

silver sponsors

cheat +

sponsor of best colour grade in a video

cheat is a boutique colour grading and finishing studio in east london with experience in all forms of content from feature films to music videos. cheat’s colourists use their craft to elevate the visual experience, bringing bold vision with artistic sensitivity to deliver exceptional work.


promonews +

official media partner

promo news is the leading news and information site for the uk music video industry.

videostatic +

official media partner is the leading american source for music video news, releases, commentary and credits.

imvdb +

official media partner

imvdb, or the internet music video database, is a database of music video information and credits. much of our data comes from industry professionals, who can add new videos or data to existing ones. find your new favorite video, add to the database, hear from creators and musicians, or just watch.

music-news +

official media partner

launched in october 2003, music-news provides breaking news 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. it's a leading independent publisher featuring news, reviews, interviews, competitions, the latest releases and all the gossip from the worldwide music scene.

prism prize +

official partner

the prism prize is a national, juried award established to recognize the best canadian music videos of the year, based on innovation and creativity. a jury of more than 120 canadian music and film industry professionals – including members of the print/web media, broadcasting, film, radio, and video art communities – has been selected to nominate the 20 best videos of the year, and subsequently, the prism prize top ten shortlist. these jurors are then charged with the task of crowning one video as the winner of the annual prism prize, which carries with it a $10, 000 cash reward. the prism prize is awarded based on artistic merit. jurors are asked to consider the following criteria when selecting the best video of the year: originality, creativity, style, innovation and effective execution.

radar music videos +

official partner

radar is a global, online music video commissioning network. between 30 and 60 new briefs every month, from majors, indies and managers worldwide.

bfi +

official partner

the bfi combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the bfi national archive and bfi reuben library, film distribution, exhibition and education at bfi southbank and bfi imax, publishing and festivals. bfi southbank also hosts one the uk's longest-running and most successful cinematic showcases of global music video talent: bug - the evolution of music video.


active pixels +

website build and development

activepixels builds web apps for the UK music industry. clients include the ukmva and audionetwork.

studio thomson +

art direction and design

studiothomson is a design and art direction studio working in a diverse spectrum of areas including fashion, music, publishing, art and interiors for clients such as wrangler, liberty, lucky voice, warchild, richard james, polydor records, pringle and the design museum. with a love of classic considered ideas, attention to detail, and tactile print techniques, they produce timeless work for global clients but with a very british twist.

wasted youth pr +

pr & media - uk & europe

wasted youth pr is a leading, award winning collective, providing a unique public relations service across the music, art and entertainment industry. clients include moby, royksopp, ok go, they might be giants, m83, gotye and nina nesbitt.