Cultural diversity is one of the most valuable results of human existence. It is an inexhaustible source of innovations and advancements. The intercultural dialogue largely contributes to the preservation and support of cultural diversity and a peaceful coexistence of all peoples. Art, the most impressive manifestation of culture, has always furthered mutual understanding and respect across all borders. Driven by these insights the International Delphic Council initiated the international contest for documentary short films called DELPHIC EDUCATION MOVIE AWARD initiated and established by Thomas Tyllack and JCB Kirsch.
The contest for the Delphic Education Movie Award shows short documentaries in two durations: 10 minutes and 20 minutes with an educational impact about the fascination of arts and cultures.
Three aspects are equally important:
1) contemporary art and its protagonists
2) the preservation of cultural heritage
3) each film has to have an education impact.
The contest's framework is set by six categories and their disciplines, which represent contemporary or traditional aspects:
(1) Musical Arts & Sounds,
(2) Performing Arts
(3) Language Arts,
(4) Visual Arts,
(5) Social Arts & Communication,
(6) Ecological Arts & Architecture
The Delphic Education Movie Award in brief
The winners of the Delphic Education Movie Awards will be chosen in a worldwide contest among professionals and students of filmmaking. For the first time the competition took place in 2011.
The motto of the competition is: Discover, understand, and enjoy the arts and cultures through documentaries for educational reasons.
Show the fascination of art!
The contest for the Delphic Art Movie Award is looking for the most impressive short documentary films which cover the subjects art and culture. The films should discover, inform and inspire. In addition, the films should be able to get a large audience, which isn't informed over-average, enthusiastic about art and culture in their manifold manifestations.
Two aspects are equally important - contemporary art and its protagonists and the preservation of cultural heritage. Important questions are:
- What makes art fascinating?
- How education movies can contribute towards understanding and preservation?
- How can enthusiasm for art be conveyed to an uninvolved audience?
- How can the understanding of contemporary art be encouraged?
- In which way is cultural heritage preserved and passed on?
We want to inspire emerging and established film-makers to participate in the contest, to present the wide range of artistic creativity. Our mission is to reach a broad audience, raise public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of arts and cultures and promoting friendship and cooperation among people from all over the world. We want to build a network that brings together protagonists of arts and a culture embodies innovation and fosters public dialogue and exchange of ideas.
An international nomination jury choose up to 24 documentaries from the entries as nominees for the awards. The nominated films will be shown during the final competition week in representative venues starting with a press conference, preview and reception. An international contest jury will choose the prize winners during the final competition week. Beside the evaluations by the jury an evaluation by the public audience take place.
The jury selects three winners of the Delphic Art Movie Award given by the International Delphic Council. Additional Prizes are in preparation as an audience award and the prize of the host city. The awarding of the prize winners with the DELPHIC EDUCATION MOVIE AWARDs will take place at the award gala ceremony on Saturday evening of the competition week.
"Cultural diversity is one of the most valuable results of human existence. It is an inexhaustible source of innovations and advancements. Art, the most impressive manifestation of culture, has always furthered mutual understanding and respect across all borders.
Driven by this insights the Delphic Education Movie Award is dedicated to short documentaries from around the world related to the topics of art and cultures which represent the wide range of artistic creativity, cultural diversity and extend the idea of the documentary art form."
The winners of the Delphic Art Movie Award 2011which were chosen by the jury were announced at the grand finale of the ITB Berlin on March 13th, 2011:
"Get Luder", United Kingdom / Scottland Director: Jonathan Carr Producer: Chris Marks, Plainview Films
"Menari, Sound of Korea", South Korea Kim Jeong-Gil / Producer
"Exotica", Sergio Cruz / Director, Portugal
Special Prize "Protection of Intangible Heritage" "For Gods Only", Hannes Schmid / Switzerland
"Spring in Treskolie", Olga Kornienko / Russia
"Made in China", USA / China Javier Roberto Carlos / Director, Producer Andy Hu / Producer, Hart Perez / Writer