Yes! We have 213 uploads for our Radical Democracy Video Challenge! Thank you, contributors! Now is the time to vote.
As with real elections, we’re inviting the audience to cast their votes for their choice of videos – and for the bright ideas and thought-provoking creativity of the media makers. Between April 14 and 27, a Selection Committee composed of the representatives of the Doc Next Network partner organizations will evaluate all entries and pick the Finalists. Online audiences can vote for their favourite videos during the same period: The 5 videos that receive the most votes by the end of this period will each win a wild card, which means they will be included among the Finalists.
A professional jury (panel of judges) will then view the Finalist videos and select 5 Winners, each receiving an award of €2,500, and 5 Special Mentions, each receiving an award of €1,000. The total awards for the challenge are €17,500.
The jury is comprised of members representing different areas of expertise related to the call: Artur Liebhart(Festival Director of Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Poland) and İmre Azem (director of Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits from Turkey) are to be included among the jury.
The voting will close on April 27 at midnight CET. All Finalists, including the audience favourites, will be notified and announced by April 30. The winners will be publicly announced during the Awards Ceremony and Screening to be held in May at the Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland.
Radical Democracy 2014: European Video Challenge promotes the creation of an open and inclusive European society. Against the background of the 2014 European Parliament Elections, it is an open call to media makers, social activists and critical thinkers to submit audiovisual media works about the Europe they would like to live in. An invitation to think about the role they play in decision-making processes and to challenge prevailing notions of democracy, governance and participation.
The aim of the challenge is to collect, share and discuss genuine views on open society values and democratic representation – just like the forum in our design. European audiences will be invited to cast their votes and to share their opinion, contributing to the creation of new narratives for Europe. Offline, Radical Democracy will be present at various festivals and platforms where selected media works will be screened. All selected videos will become part of the Doc Next Online Media Collection. The winners of the video challenge will be announced and screened at Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland – in the heart of Europe.
For more information about the project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.