Multilingual Europe in focus

European video competition - Videos about languages in Europe


Languages through Lenses 2010 has premiered at PRIX EUROPA Festival on 17 October.

On 23 October, the winner was announced.
The Best Video on Multilingualism of the Year 2010 by a Student is:

The Forest of Babel - Elina & Mike Pohjola, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Jury Citations:

"This film introduces to us pre-lingual communication. Children from three European linguistic minorities express the will for co-operation and understanding. The delegates were impressed by the beauty of its images, clear story and message."


From the fifteen films, three were shortlisted for the PRIX EUROPA Prize for "Best Video on Multilingualism of the Year 2010 by a Student":

The Forest of Babel
- Elina & Mike Pohjola, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Connection Lost - Hannu Koivuranta, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Langbeat - Dániel SzöllÅ‘si, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
[not in ranking order]

Click here to view all the films

The official announcement of the shortlist for the Languages through Lenses Category were made during a reception in the Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
Chris Wainwright, President of ELIA received the results of the juries votes by telephone from the Haus des Rundfunk.

Carla Delfos, Executive Director of ELIA, Lisbeth Rossmeisl representing the Multilingualism Policy Unit at the European Commission in Brussels and several other representatives of the organisations that support Languages through Lenses took part in the reception with the students and teachers of the submitting arts institutes.

On Saturday evening, 23 October, the winners was announced during the PRIX EUROPA Prize Giving Ceremony at the Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin. The Languages through Lenses winners received a special PRIX EUROPA trophy.

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