Broadcasting opportunities for SA creatives


MTV (DStv Channel 130) is launching MTV Art Beat, a project designed to uplift, nurture and empower South African creative talent.  MTV Art Beat invites existing or recently graduated design students to push their artistic and technical limits by creating a video clip or short film that embodies and characterises the MTV brand.  Each clip must include the MTV logo in some shape or form, and illustrate one of the following themes:

·         Smart and Fun is the New Rock “n’ Roll
·         Super-Now and Fast Forward
·         Warm is the New Cool
·         Celebrate Heroes Big and Small

The MTV Art Beat competition is open to applicants between 18 and 25 who are students at South African tertiary education institutions or recently graduated students in South Africa who have been working in the broadcast / content industry for less than two years.

The top clips will be broadcast on MTV from Monday 2 September 2013, and the ultimate winner will receive a six-week internship at MTV HQ in Johannesburg, providing him or her with an opportunity to work and learn alongside well-known industry experts at the world famous multimedia brand.

Comments Tim Horwood, creative director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa: “MTV Art Beat is a unique opportunity for one talented individual to gain entry into the broadcast industry. It’s a real art to communicate the essence of a brand in just a few short seconds of video, and we are very excited to see how SA creatives respond to the challenge.’

The winner of the MTV Art Beat competition will be chosen by MTV and a panel of judges in the film, media, broadcast and creative industries. 

To submit your MTV Art Beat entry, please send a video clip of between 15 and 30 seconds on a CD or flash drive to:
Pippa Tshabalala
Viacom International Media Networks Africa
1 Saxon Road
Hyde Park

Clips must be in one of the following:
·         Quicktime.MOV format
·         PRORES 422(HQ) 1920X1080
·         XDCAM HD1080i50 (50Mb/s)

To access high resolution versions of the MTV logo to include in your submission, follow the Art Beat link on The closing date for submission of entries is 1 August 2013. 

For more information about the MTV Art Beat competition, go to or or join the conversation on Twitter @mtvza using the hashtag #MTVArtBeat.


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