Video Clip Awards Luxembourg 2017 - Film Fund Luxembourg announces first grant for music videos

Sonic Visions celebrated its 10th anniversary with a successful move to the new festival site at the blast furnaces of Esch – Belval. Within the magnificent setting dominated by the impressive architecture of Luxembourg’s industrial past, three days entirely dedicated to music charmed the public: a mix of local and international artists and industry professionals attending the conference, a festival crowd longing to see their favourite bands and ready to discover plenty of new music, as well as people enjoying delicious food at the Sonic Visions Food Market or partying at Thursday’s After Work powered by Agora. The unique atmosphere of Belval’s ancient steel factory, illuminated at night by the marvellous decoration made by the festival “Nuits des Lampions de Wiltz”, perfectly matched the sound and vibe of the eclectic line-up of the three festival stages.

Sonic Visions Music Conference saw more than 500 delegates coming from all over Europe to attend three days of panels, workshops, networking events and inspiring keynotes and connect with Luxembourg’s music and creative scene. With more than 100 speakers from 20 different countries Sonic Visions again proofed to be the leading event for the music scene in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, and has become a confirmed rendez-vous in the circuit of the European music conferences and showcase festivals.

The 5th edition of the VCA’s, the Video Clip Awards rewarded the best music videos made in Luxembourg. As an integral part of the artist’s identity, self-expression and his creative universe, video clips are a fundamental link between the artists and their fans as well as an important source of revenue. Among the more than 50 applications, the jury and the public rewarded the most creative and innovative local music videos.

This year’s edition was also the occasion to announce that Luxembourg based artist Them Lights has been selected for the first Luxembourg Film Fund grant for music videos initiated by Film Fund, Rockhal and Music:LX.

Copyright pictures: Noah Fohl