Calling all filmmakers and musicians! Could you make a music video in two weeks?

How often do you see music videos on social media? Every day? And how often do you head to YouTube to get your music fix? We’re betting it’s more than just every now and then.

Are you making music that’s in need of attention-grabbing footage? Or are you a filmmaker with big ideas? Well, keep reading. There’s no denying the impact that an inventive, creative and well-executed music video can have, so we’re excited to be bringing 2Weeks2MakeIt back for its 8th year and applications are now open.


This exciting music video competition is based in the creative, cultural heart of Sheffield, but reaches out across Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and further afield. Competitors will connect with other musicians from across the country, as well as connecting with filmmakers spanning numerous genres, styles and backgrounds. We’ll create teams of filmmakers and musicians from all our applicants at the Industry Day & Launch Event on 15 April in Sheffield.

As long as you’re open to ideas, flexible and up for a challenge, then anyone with a bit of experience can apply. From students to professionals, it’s free for everyone to apply – successful applicants will simply need to join the SYFN for an annual fee of £30 (£20 for students). You can join here.

The SYFN is an industry hub for independent filmmakers and creatives to support and connect with one another.


If you’re making music, we want to hear from you. From metal to Motown, classical to classic rock, songwriters to super groups, no style is off limits. Get your mitts on a music video for your new single or that upcoming EP launch and get it fast. We don’t call it 2Weeks2MakeIt for nothing.

All we ask from our musicians is a one-off payment of £75. It really is that simple – and maybe the most affordable music video you’ll ever make. Once paired up randomly with a great filmmaker, together you’ll develop a music video that promotes your musical talents and showcases the ideas you develop in your team. In just two weeks you’ll see the finished film on a big screen at the Showroom Cinema on 8 May when the judges and audience will decide who takes home the cash prizes – and more.

Past Winners & Sponsors:
Take a look at last year’s winning video by Scott Ballard & Sighthound Films and the equally brilliant yet completely different 2013 winners, Sea Monster Eyes & Robert Gravenor . Just a quick browse through past entries will show you the huge diversity of styles and talents we witness every year.

Our primary sponsor is World of Superheroes, the awesome folks behind WoSCon and WoSCon Junior. World of Superheroes are strong believers in the creative abilities and output of the people of Sheffield and beyond, and love supporting 2Weeks2Make It.  For all things superhero and comic-related, check them out.

Sheffield Live! are our primary media sponsor and will screen all the videos that are produced in 2016. They’ll feature interviews with the winners, competitors and organisers on both Radio 93.2FM and on some of their TV shows and will also screen the music videos after the competition concludes.

Dates for your diary…
Application Deadline: Friday 8 April
Industry Day & Launch Event: Friday 15 April
2Weeks2MakeIt 2016 Production Period: Friday 15 April – Friday 29 April
Delivery Deadline: Friday 29 April
Gala Awards Competition Screening at the Showroom Cinema: Sunday 8 May

For more info go to: www.syfn.org/events-competitions/2weeks2makeit/

If you have any questions Rob & Gina are here to help: rob@syfn.org // gina.walters1@gmail.com. If you’d like to sponsor the competition or are interested in getting involved in another way please get in touch: rob@syfn.org

Words: SYFN
Images & videos courtesy of SYFN


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