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Europe: Multilingualism Video Contest

By Juliana Rincón Parra

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If you live in Europe, are between 18 and 35 years of age and can speak more than one language, then send in a short  on multilingualism to an online video contest to win a place aboard an itinerant film making event which will travel and take place in the archipelago of Turku, Finland. 

Eighteen winners will have the opportunity to participate in  POLYGLOT - on the way to Turku,  an all-expenses-paid 2-week “Cine-Boat” itinerant film making workshop taking place on June 2011 in Turku and the Åland Islands  of Finland.

This activity is organized by NISI MASA and on the contest website they explain the two types of entry videos they expect to receive before the submission deadline on December 15th 2010:

Video Portraits (Documentaries on My multilingualism) - Do you speak different languages on a regular basis? Describe the linguistic environment you live in, and how it affects you personally.

Video Poems (Fictions on The language I dream in) - Use the audiovisual medium to its full artistic potential. Share with us your most original and creative ideas about language.

Contestants must be resident in a European country (EU or non-EU) and aged 18-35. Works of maximum 5 minutes length, produced since 1st January 2008 are eligible.

Winning videos will be shown during the festival as the city of Turku celebrates being the European Capital of Culture. Afterwards, the shorts will be compiled into a DVD and shown through Europe in follow-up screenings.

All video entries are being uploaded on the Vimeo group for the contest so far there are three: Bubble Affair, Endless Cry and The Whistle, which follows.

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