Sigur Rós is inviting filmmakers to submit their own vision for a song off the album Valtari. The winning submission will be showcased on the front page of the band’s website on and its director will receive $5,000.
Sigur Rós bassist, Georg Holm said:
We have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. None of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.
The band, hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland, has become one of the biggest cult bands in the world since they first formed 18 years ago. Their most recent video featured lollipops, an octopus and an underwater car ride, so the band is clearly comfortable with testing limits.
The winning video will be featured on Sigur Rós’ YouTube and social media channels, giving boundless exposure across the internet. The winning filmmaker will receive an ‘Everything’ package signed by the band, including an exclusive Icelandic Valtari blanket, t-shirt and art print.
Three runners up will have their videos featured on Sigur Rós’ social media channels and will receive a merchandise package including t-shirts, posters and a copy of Valtari.
The highest voted film maker/director will have their video featured across Sigur Rós’ YouTube and social media channels. In addition, they will receive a copy of Valtari in any format and an ‘Everything’ package signed by the band, including an exclusive Icelandic Valtari blanket, t-shirt and art print.
The Mystery Film Experiment is a great platform for filmmakers who love to explore their creativity. Directors including Ramin Bahrani, Alma Har’el and John Cameron Mitchell have crafted amazing visual experiences with a modest budget, and we’re confident that your work will meet that same high standard of quality.
Submissions are due September 10, 2012. We hope you have an amazing summer working on this project!
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