I was recently jury member for the Semibreve Award, part of the Semibreve Festival taking place this weekend (4-6 October 2012) in Braga and Guimarães (Portugal). Full list of winners and jury members here.
The winner was: “Entra na minha casa” (“Come into my house”) by Catarina Figueiredo and Teresa Abreu (Portugal).
Project video: https://vimeo.com/47537257
An article about the winners can be found here (in Portuguese).
More about the award: “With the aim to promote and recognize the digital media art production, the organization of the Semibreve festival, in collaboration with the engageLab at the University of Minho and the 2012 European Youth Capital, established this year the first edition of the Semibreve Award. The award is open to national and international submissions focusing on artistic projects based on interactivity, sound and image.”
On the 4th February 2012, I was jury member of the Cut&Paste design competition at Korjaamo, part of the Helsinki – World Design Capital 2012 event: http://www.cutandpaste.com/index.php/events_hel_en/helsinki_en
Participants had 8 hours to produce a 15 second video. The topic was “Invention”, and part of the brief was an emphasis on narration. The entries had all a strong aesthetics, some of them stronger on the narrative side, others on the aesthetics. The winner was Henrik Axlund.
This June, I was part of the jury for the EuroITV 2011 Grand Challenge competition:
The prize was awarded 1/July, and the winners were:
“Leanback TV Navigation Using Hand Gestures”
“Video-Based Recombination For New Media Stories”
and 3rd place:
The proceedings can be downloaded here:
Event: Participation as Jury of the 18th Bochum Videofestival
Place: Ruhr Universitat, Bochum, Germany
After participating in the VJ competition in the previous edition of the festival, I was invited this year to be part of the VJ competition jury.