Samuel Taylor's hugely powerful video for Dirty Danger is a rare thing indeed. This close collaboration between the director and the artist shows in a few minutes a palpable reality of life now for many black teenagers in London, where gang culture is rife. It's a white-knuckle thriller that feels utterly authentic. And the message hits you like a hammer.
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Thibault Dumoulin's intensely dramatic work for French singer-songwriter Clément Froissard offers a sometimes harrowing portrait of the loss of childhood innocence.
Jordan Rakei drags a body from freezing waters at the start of his video for Eye To Eye.
What happened? And who's the victim? Tom Ewbank's gripping video for the New Zealand-born, London-based soul-jazz multi-instrumentalist keeps us on tenderhooks weaving the aftermath with the traumatic event and killing, and finishing with a bombshell ending.
Lily Allen returns, reflecting on the good old days and why she can't go back there, in Trigger Bang. Myles Whittingham's video evokes the crucial moments of her life story through some powerfully-realised vignettes.
DoP-turned-director Kristof Brandl won an MVA last year for his first video for Charlotte Cardin. That was intense, but it was just a prelude to this extraordinarily powerful work for Cardin's The Kids.
An all-star cast bring Jay-Z and Ava DuVernay's ambitious vision of the rebirth of a nation - and a marriage - to life.
Barney Clay's atmospheric drama features French singer Soko as an icily cool city girl, post-sex.
And there's a reason why her pickup doesn't stir when she ramps up the volume of Daniel Luppi's Pretty Prizes - featuring Karen O and Parquet Courts - on the stereo.
From alt-J's striking original idea, Isaiah Seret has crafted an experimental epic for their song Pleader that draws on different artforms and ultimately has nearly spawned a new one. This is a music video that could also described as a short dramatic musical.