Render: The Vancouver International Music Video Festival is an annual event showcasing the art of the music video and the creativity of the directors/artists who produce them. The 5th installment will take place on November 2, 2018. Render is the only festival of its kind in Canada and aims to become North America’s premier music video festival. Our previous Official Selections have included videos by Radiohead (directed by PT Anderson), Bjork (directed by Andrew Thomas Huang), Kool Keith x MF Doom (directed by Kris Merc), The Knife (directed by Bitte Anderson), Royksopp (directed by Stian Andersen) and Bonobo (directed by Bison). Videos from local favourites Humans (directed by Peter Ricq), Prophesy Sun (directed by Eliot Zee) and The Wintermitts (directed by Artino Ahmadi).

Render's 2018 Official Selection Screening will happen at the Vancity Theatre on November 2, 2018.


Friday, November 2nd, 2018:

Opening Gala: 7pm

Screening: 8:15pm


Render is run by the Vancouver Music Video Society, whose focus is on the convergence between music and film/video. Submissions from independent and commercial filmmakers, emerging or established, are all recognized and encouraged. The 2018 Call for Submissions opened on April 1, 2018 and will close on August 31st, 2018. We only accept official music videos.

We are excited to be co-presenting Render with the Vancity Theatre again this year.

Co-founded and curated by Trevor Jacobson & Tanya Goehring of The Automatic Message

Our Graphic Designer is Cory Crowther

Our Digital Marketing Manager is Lise Monique Oakley.

Our Marketing Coordinator is Lucy Johannsohn.