Sharks Music Video Awards Announce 2021 Winners

Sharks Music Video Awards Announce 2021 Winners

Mar. 15, 2021

The Sharks Music Video Awards have announced their winners for 2021. The Grand Prix was won FKA Twigs ‘Sad Day’ which was entered by FRIEND and Doomsday Entertainment. FRIEND also won International Production Company of the Year.

Irish Production Company of the Year was won by Motherland.

Two Best International Music Video awards went to FRIEND for FKA Twigs ‘Sad Day’ and Film Boldly for Jordan Klassen ‘Virtuous Circle’.

In Best Irish Music Video, two awards were given to Motherland for Kojaque & Luka Palm ‘Phoenix’ and Motherland/Partisan Records for Fontaines D.C. 'A Hero's Death'.

Doomsday Entertainment won Best Direction International for FKA Twigs 'Sad Day'.

Best New Director was awarded to Brock Neal Roberts through Agile Films for Berwyn 'Trap Phone'

Led by jury president Vaughan Arnell, a mixture of music video commissioners and producers from Island Records, Rogue, HAMLET, FRIEND, Compulsory, Polydor Records and Black Dog Films awarded the iconic black shark trophies to the very best in music video.

Vaughan Arnell said:

“It was such an honour to be president of the Shark music video awards for 2021. Each year the creative bar gets set higher and higher, but this year it went to the max. The standard of art was beyond amazing. It was such a rush watching the films from the world I love so much. A world I feel so proud to be part of. I would like to say a big thank you to all judges who gave their time and expertise in creating the final supreme list. I found the whole experience so inspiring and can’t wait to see what next year creates.”


  • Best Editing International went to Stitch for Rolling Stones ‘Criss Cross’ and to RiffRaff for Moses Boyd ‘Stranger than Fiction’. Best Editing Irish went to Motherland for Why-Axis ‘Bloodstain’.
  • Best International Animation was awarded to Passion Paris Production for S+C+A+R+R 'The Rest of My Days' and Best Irish Animation to JAM Media for Christy Moore 'The Voyage'.
  • Best International Cinematography was awarded DUDE London for Califato ¾ 'Fandangô de Carmen Porter' and to Albert Hooi for Best Irish Cinematography for Kojaque & Luka Palm 'Phoenix'.
  • Best International Colour Grading was won by MPC for Arlo Parks ‘Caroline’ and FRIEND for ‘Projector’.

The full list of winners can be seen here.

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