The EUscreen community has spoken! The results from our video competition are in.
Two weeks ago we gave you the opportunity to help us curate this collection, and we’re happy to say that many of you answered our call. In their selection the jury has emphasized originality and a personal connection. So without further ado – we’re proud to present the 12 winners of our competition, and the 12 favorite EUscreen videos of your choice:
Congratulations to all – and a big thank you to everyone who participated!
|Musical Fashion Commercial 1968
“This Czech commercial is just so wonderfully awkward! The singers are stiff and out of place, singing a childish song, (additionally, for us Poles, Czech language has a cute, funny, melody to it). The models (on a horribly arranged beach!) are more like fish caught in the net – missing sun, air and water, laying on the concrete floor, cold and waiting for it to finish. Like a dad on some sort of a school celebration, performing with his kid in front of everyone, or your elderly aunt, wearing a see-through blouse on a christmas eve, kinda thing – your gotta be amused and embarrassed at the same time!” – by Zofia Chabiera
CT / Czech Republic, 1968 [01:00]
|Union of Romanian Principalities
“I like this video because it’s a piece of history. Of my country and especially of my city, Iasi. I would project it to politicians every time they come to Iasi to bore us to death with speeches written by conceited counsellors. It has some of the “European value” in trend now. I mean it speaks highly of unity not only inside one country but also between countries. It emphasises the “communication” between brilliant minds (in a time where news were literally travelling) and the vision and will it takes to achieve something great. I find it cool also because it’s older than me – and I’m no teenager.” – by Raluca Filip
TVR / Romania, 1972 [03:18]
“I propose this video because it could enrich my short mystery movie, The Mulberry Affair, which mashes up videos, images and historical records under public domain or Creative Commons license from Europeana. The movie is an experiment for creative storytelling on archive sources re-use: a mockumentary about the fascinating history (true and false) of the mulberry tree, silk production and more. My choice is just to point out how every source, apparently insignificant, can become a valuable document and generate something new.” – by Raffaella Marandola
TVR / Romania, 1974 [00:34]
|Interview with Jurgis Kunčinas
“It is an interview by Deutsche Welle with Jurgis Kunčinas, a Lithuanian author at the Frankfurt book fair in 2002. Kunčinas died shortly afterwards. The presenter Klaus Nothnagel shortly afterwards had to leave Deutsche Welle for very funny/silly reasons.” – by Stephan Lamm
Deutsche Welle / Germany, 2002 [02:24]
|Pop Culture Cheat Sheet
“I’m interested in European animation because it has a different style to American and Japanese, with which I grew up. I’ve found old European animations such as Gustavus from Hungary and now this contemporary piece from Poland. I’m glad that there are contemporary European animations available on EUscreen and the music is a plus. :)” – by Bram Wasito
NINA / Poland, 2013 [51:25]
“This video shows how to cook a traditional Viennese Schnitzel. It is the favourite clip of my colleague Michael Vielhaber and he celebrated his 40th birthday last week. It is a kind of birthday present for him. :-)” – by Kathrin Funk
ORF / Austria, 1959 [04:16]
|Lluís Llach – live at Camp Nou
TVC / Spain, 1985 [39:44]
TVC / Spain, 2004 [57:38]
|Portrait of Barcelona
Deutsche Welle / Germany, 1991 [08:33]
|U2 at Slane Castle
RTÉ / Ireland, 2001 [01:42]
|Catalonia’s National Holiday
TVC / Spain, 1983 [04:40]
INA / France, 1944 [00:57]
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We welcome you to take a look at our previous collections for more EUscreen content; Euroean Celebrations, Women’s Rights in Europe, European Theatre, All That Jazz, Film Festivals of Europe, Motorsport and Vintage Cars, Audiovisual Heritage Day, Faithful and Furry Friends, and In The Classroom.
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