January 14, 2013

The competition winners…

Short Film and Video Competition


The Winners

Winner – First Place: Passive Tense by Erin Gaddi from the US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6aKXddSQVI&feature=plcp

The judges saw this work as a beautiful visualization of Luke Andreski’s poem Passive Tense, effectively dramatizing the themes dealing with the mysteries of love. They felt that the ultra-widescreen image was attractive, with a good use of music to enhance the words of the poetry and the images on the screen.

Winner – Second Place: Orphan by Carolina Villarreal from Mexico http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QsM298fMhs

The judges felt that this was a powerful, insightful dramatization of the themes of Luke Andreski’s poem Orphan, especially notable for using the visuals with only music and sound effects but no narration or on-screen titles with the words of the poem. The first-person imagery was seen as especially effective. They liked the rough cutting feel and handheld effects.

Winner – Third Place (Tie): Passive Tense by CityVarsity from…

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Being Left Behind

January 14, 2013


I loved you, dear father, and now that you are gone

The sap has dried the tree has died the summertime is done

Winner to be announced

January 6, 2013


The winner of the Dark Green Books Short Film and Video Competition is shortly to be announced (10th Jan!).


Here are some examples of the wonderful shortlisted entries:


From Cape Town, SA:



From the US:



From Bristol, UK:



For more videos see http://www.youtube.com/user/VideoAndFilmComp2012.


The First Prize is $700 / Second Prize $200 / Third Prize $100.


More news to follow!