Ekaterinburg Expo Support Video Contest Winners Announced
Winners of the Ekaterinburg Is Where Europe and Asia Meet Video Contest were announced February 15 during a ceremony at the Movie House in Ekaterinburg. The contest was held to showcase Ekaterinburg as the best candidate for hosting World Expo 2020.
It was not an easy task for the jury to make their choice. The contestants’ works were surprisingly diverse: from timelapse photography and animation to video reports and scripted videos. The contestants were not limited to Ekaterinburg residents: a video from Brazil made it to the final round of the contest. The author of the video was born in Ekaterinburg but has been living in the faraway Latin American country which is also an Expo 2020 bidder. The animated film by Alisa Artashian co-authored by Marcos dos Santos was highly appreciated by the jury. However, after a long debate the main prize, an iPod mini, was given to Dmitri Krylov.
The work called Ekaterinburg. Timelapse in Motion 2013 was made with timelapse photography. According to Dmitri, it took him 100 hours to make the video. “Photography is my hobby. I’ve been using this particular technique for 3 months. This format allows me to reveal the dynamics and the sheer size of the surrounding world”, says Dmitri. A real patriot of his hometown, Dmitri believes Ekaterinburg is worthy of hosting World Expo 2020.
The contest was co-arranged by the EXPO 2020 Bid Committee and the Kinoproba Film Festival. The jury members included directors Vladimir Makeranets, Vsevolod Kireyev, Ivan Golovnev, Kinoproba Film Festival managing director Liliya Nemchenko and an EXPO 2020 Bid Committee representative Anna Kopenkina.
After the award ceremony the winning animated flics of the Kinoproba Film Festival were presented to the audience: films by Baden Wurttemberg film academy (Germany), Urals State Architectural Academy, All-Russian State University of Cinematography, National Higher School of Cinematography, Television and Theater (Poland), Saint Petersburg State University of Cinematography and Television, Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts FAMU (Czech Republic), School Studio Shar (Moscow).Back to news list