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PRIX EUROPA 2012 Winner Announced




"Snow White", created by Wibout Warnaar and Jamille van Wijngaarden from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in The Netherlands, has been selected PRIX EUROPA Best Video on Multilingualism of the Year 2012 by a student.

ELIA wishes a hearty congratulations to the cast and creators of "Snow White" and to all of the fabulous participants of this year's edition of Languages through Lenses!

Click here, or scroll below, to view the winning entry!


PRIX EUROPA 2012 Shortlist Announced

Carla Delfos, Executive Director of ELIA, announced the shortlist of the PRIX EUROPA Category "Languages through Lenses" in Berlin after an intense and interesting jury meeting:

    Chessmates (UK)
    Magic Show (UK)
    Snow White (NL)

To watch the three short listed videos please look below.

Please also visit the website of the European Commission on Languages through Lenses.




"Chessmates" (United Kingdom)

Creators: Mikel Gurrea and Charlie Goodger

Institution:The London Film School



"Magic Show "(United Kingdom)

Creators: Richard Wheatley and Kirstie Bennett

Institution: The Northern Film School



"Snow White" (Netherlands)

Creators: Wibout Warnaar and Jamille van Wijngaarden

Institution: Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten


About Languages through Lenses


Through the Languages through Lenses competition, supported by the European Commission, we invite students to highlight the advantages of learning and speaking foreign languages and to illustrate the enriching experience of intercultural exchanges.

EU language policies aim to protect linguistic diversity and promote knowledge of languages – for reasons of cultural identity and social integration, but also because multilingual citizens are better placed to take advantage of the educational, professional and economic opportunities created by an integrated Europe.

The jury has selected 15 proposals for production which were rewarded:


  • A production grant of € 5000.
  • Two persons per project were invited to a workshop in Amsterdam.
  • Two persons per project were invited to the PRIX EUROPA Festival in Berlin where the PRIX EUROPA Prize for "Best Video on Multilingualism of the Year 2012" will be awarded.
  • A DVD of the video productions was produced and widely distributed to television stations and festivals.

The films have premiered during PRIX EUROPA Festival in Berlin on 26 October 2012.

To view the 15 proposals chosen for production for the 2012 edition visit the participants page.

In 2012 we recieved 129 eligible applications from 19 countries:

Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Lithuania
The Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovenia
Sweden
Turkey
United Kingdom


Background

EU language policies aim to protect linguistic diversity and promote knowledge of languages – for reasons of cultural identity and social integration, but also because multilingual citizens are better placed to take advantage of the educational, professional and economic opportunities created by an integrated Europe.
http://ec.europa.eu/languages




 

Previous editions:


See all films from Languages through Lenses 2011 or watch the 30-minute documentary by Alex TV.

Previous winners:

The importance of speaking two languages
Yael Leibel & Marco Resa (IT) - Languages through Lenses 2011




The Forest of Babel
Elina & Mike Pohjola (FI) - Languages through Lenses 2010




Hybridus Linguaflorum
Katarzyna Miron (FL) - Languages through Lenses 2009




No Fishing
Richard Meitern (EE) - Languages through Lenses 2008

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