Chile’s FLIP Festival is Like the VMAs and People’s Choice All Rolled Into One

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In addition to a booming music scene, Chile is also cranking out some of the highest-quality music videos in Latin America, with names like Bernardo Quesney (Dënver, Fakuta), Luciano Rubio (Coiffeur, Gepe), and Matías Rojas (Protistas, Survey Team), garnering as much praise as the musicians they work with. Not to mention Alex Anwandter’s videos for his own songs, and the movie he’s working on.

The amount of videos coming out of Chile motivated Trenza to produce a festival focused exclusively on videos; a 2015 take on MTV’s music video heyday. The interest from the public is definitely there; this year’s edition has already garnered 200+ submissions from 2014 and 2015 up for competition.

There’ll be a jury comprised of relevant music journalists from Chile and our own Joel Moya as a special guest, but any music fan can give input through FLIP’s website by voting for their favorite from May 10 to May 17.

The Jury Award will grant a prize of $1,000 U.S. dollars, and the Audience Award will grant the winning director or directors $500.

Got any favorites already? Share them in the comments thread.