gold sponsors

giffgaff +

sponsor of best newcomer video awards

giffgaff believe in fostering and working with up-and-coming creative talent, and their support of the uk music video awards underlines their commitment to supporting emerging talent through their marketing and advertising channels.

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 2016 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.

electric theatre collective +

sponsor of best new director

electric theatre collective is a high-end digital visual effects company, creating visually stunning work for the advertising, music and broadcast industries. since opening our doors in 2011, the office has grown from the 4 original partners to a team of almost 50 members of staff, specialising in compositing, CGI, animation, and design. in november 2013 we opened our colour grading department which now has 2 grading suites and 4 operators.

procam +

sponsor of best live music coverage

procam has been at the heart of the uk film and tv industry for over 25 years, always supplying the very latest production technology with the very best customer support in the business. procam works across genres from music to commercials, feature films to live events and from streaming to drama, reality and factual television. we offer the latest 4k and 6k digital cinematography camera equipment and recording options with the widest selection of lenses and specialist production kit. we consult on and deliver large-scale live and recorded events from music festivals to television awards. headquartered in london with offices in manchester, edinburgh and glasgow, we are the uk’s largest broadcast and digital cinematography hire facility and employ over 150 of the country’s most talented crew and technicians. procam’s reach also extends to the us market with its new york offices. all of our offices maintain procam’s commitment to offer our customers the very best technology supported by expert consultancy and first class customer service.

worldwide production agency +

sponsor of best producer

at worldwide production agency, we provide specialized representation of producers, cinematographers, designers, and editors in all areas of the entertainment and advertising industries. we are committed to excellence and to providing exceptional attentiveness to our clients’ needs so that they may achieve their professional goals as those goals evolve over the course of their career. our clients are our family, and we strive to build long-lasting, successful relationships with not only them, but their buyers as well.

locomotion +

sponsor of best rock/indie video - uk

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!

mpc +

sponsor of best director

mpc is a creative studio that crafts spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen. they have been global leaders in vfx for over 25 years with industry-leading facilities in london, vancouver, los angeles, new york, bangalore, montreal, amsterdam, shanghai and paris. renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and music industries, recent music promo work has included work for adele, two door cinema club, massive attack, sia and u2 vr.

i-d +

sponsor of best styling in a video

with music video providing a cutting edge insight into youth and sub-cultural style evolution, i-d are privileged to support the styling category and celebrate the very best of fashion in film.

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 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 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.

music week +

official 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. as well as covering industry news as and when it happens, our editorial team creates exclusive content that delves deeper into key industry issues. we have unrivalled access to the most powerful music business executives, both in the uk and abroad, and our unique relationships with a variety of trade bodies and chart providers, including the uk's official charts company, means we are able to analyse the data and trends that lie behind the modern music industry.

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.

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.

estrella damm +

official partner


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.