We are looking back on the second upfront! Young European Video Award. We had great fun at the Screening & Awards Ceremony last Saturday and want to thank everyone that registered, submitted, or just watched.
During the event, we screened 15 amazing videos from 10 different countries before the jury awarded three – well, four. With an incredibly strong field in front of them, they decided to give away not one but two first prizes and to award a second prize instead of a third. In addition, they awarded a special mention to one video, which made an important contribution to this year’s field.
The first prizes were awarded to the videos “The Stray Cats of the Dead Zone” by Nikolas Karatzas from Cyprus and “Let the sunshine in” by Eva Magdić Govedaric from Croatia, living in Scottland.
The second prize was given to the video “residuo del deserto (desert residue)” by Francesca Fabrizi from Italy while the special mention was awarded to the documentary “Stop War” by Raul Rosca / DWBH from Romania.
The winning videos will be available online soon for a well deserved rewatch.
With the “Peace of Mind” of Europe in disarray, we are thankful for such important contributions, not just from the winning and submitting creators but from everyone raising their voice.
Keep being upfront!