To celebrate Spectacle we teamed up with triple j and rage to give emerging directors under 30 the chance to make a music video for Jinja Safari’s ‘Mombassa on the Line’.
From over 100 entries, the judges have now selected the ten finalists in the running to have their video played in Spectacle, as well as winning a trip to LA where the clip will be included in one of Flux’s quarterly screenings at the Hammer Museum, UCLA.
Check out the finalists below. Which video do you think should win?
A whale joins a community of anthropomorphic animals in Norway but has trouble adjusting to life above water.
A group of animals gather pieces of nature for their ritual.
Rosie Koko and Kirsten Hoffman
A stop motion movie in which a young girl is spirited away by a flock of paper cranes on a journey to fantastic places.
A stop motion drawing animation which tells the story of some African animals who go on an adventure through fields of colour. They encounter the members of Jinja Safari singing the chorus to ‘Mombassa on the line’ and the markings on the animals skin transforms in unexpected ways.
Karleen Groupierre and Maxime Causeret
Oniric journey through two worlds, Mombassa lands in Australia.
Anita Lee and Ashley Bell
An elderly man struggles to reconnect with his art making.
Morgan Elizabeth Lawrence
It’s an animation in which a bunch of weird patterny stuff happens, interspersed with this little green person hanging out with this little blue person (they hug and dance and freefall and parachute and then kiss).
A collage of moments of a mythical creature who transforms anything and everything into a mirror image of itself.
Two teenagers stand in line at a pawn shop to sell their last belongings. One of the teenagers soon becomes aware of his situation and his possible future. Will he stay amongst the crowd or move solo in a new direction?
Sometimes we forget how much we have and how little others do. My stop motion animation subtly reflects how people can survive with colour, song and dance in their lives even if they have endured disease – such as leprosy.
Congratulations to all the finalists for their truly astounding entries!
The winner of the ‘Cut to the Beat’ competition will be announced on Thursday 13 February 2014. You can discover more about the competition on the triple j website.
Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition is a historic collection of clips, recreated sets, props and costumes that spans the history of music videos. Open from Thursday 26 September – Sunday 23 February.