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BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival
'Ticking' music video by The Barlights, made by Lambda films
A girl tries to catch a butterfly in the video for The Barlights - 'Ticking'

Summer 2009 will see the first ever BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival take place in Fusion at The Forum, Norwich.

Running from Monday, 29 June - Saturday, 11 July, 2009, the videos will be shown on the largest HD screen of its kind in Europe.

BBC Voices and BBC Norfolk Introducing are looking for music videos from new acts and audio movies shot by amateur Norfolk film-makers.

The festival will be one of the first of its kind ever hosted in the UK.

It will also be the first time for many local music acts and performers to have their videos played in a public arena.

The digital screen at Fusion, which will display the videos, is 60ft (18.3m) wide - the largest such screen in Europe.

"Fusion is an amazing venue for the videos to be shown in," said Gary Standley, from BBC Voices and BBC Norfolk Introducing.

"People will be knocked-out when they see the screen. Being in The Forum means thousands of people will pass through it each week - this will literally put local music right in people's faces," he added.

Next to the music videos, displays will show the musicians and people who made the films.

"We will be asking entrants to the festival to tell us about themselves and their films," said Gary.

"In our new BBC Voices home beneath Fusion, we have an Open Studio where we will be able to film and record interviews with some of the performers to use alongside their videos," he added.

Searching for videos

BBC Voices has already begun browsing Myspace and YouTube for videos and has found some excellent films from talented Norfolk performers.

The Barlights video for 'Ticking', created by Lambda Films
The Barlights video will be shown, created by Norwich's Lambda films

"There are lots of excellent videos out there, from cute handmade animations to ones with extremely high production values," said Gary.

"This festival will show the best of these films. We are looking for videos that really compliment the music - much more than just holding a camera at the back of a gig.

"We have heard that some performers are already starting to make videos especially for the festival!"

BBC Voices is also teaming up with the Big Screen at Chapelfield Plain in Norwich, to showcase some more visual and musical delights.

"We have been waiting to use these screens for a music event like this for some time," said Becky Betts, Big Screen producer.

"There is so much good local music being made, yet most people are unaware of just how good it is. The Big Screen will add an extra city centre venue to the BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival and it is certain to prove popular," she added.

The BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival takes place from Monday, 29 June - Saturday, 11 July, 2009, at Fusion in The Forum and at the Big Screen, Chapelfield Plain, Norwich.

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