Special Recognition Awards
Some of the most remarkable works received a Special Recognition Award and are presented here.
II. Short Films
Titus Salt School, Bradford, UK
Amandus-Abendroth-Gymnasium (grammar school), Cuxhaven, Germany
Heike Keuser, teacher and project coordinator
Title: The Young Musicians of CuxAir
With their adaptation of "Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten" (the Bremen Town Musicians) by the brothers Grimm providing the dramaturgical basis, the pupils of two grammar schools – Titus Salt School in Bradford (UK) and Amandus-Abendroth-Gymnasium in Cuxhaven (Germany) – endeavour to express their feelings of peace and harmony. The film imparts sympathy for music and the dream that by working together and trusting one another life becomes full of variety. The result is a film that the youngsters obviously had fun making. The fact that friendships developed between the German and British youngsters is a significant byproduct and contribution to understanding among European nations.
V. Soundtrack/Sound design
Felix Dobrowohl and Philipp Swoboda, Germany
A moving scenario. The threat to childlike innocence is portrayed most audibly. With the disintegration of the music box theme through naturalistic sounds and electro-acoustic effects, images form in the listener’s mind. The interaction of modern, diverse ideas in sound design and music is worth particular mention.
VII. Painting/Drawing/Illustration/Comic Art
Björn Karnebogen, Germany
1. Title: Barbarei (Barbarous Acts)
The designer uses striking motifs to reinterpret icons of game and entertainment culture as symbols of violence, suppression and exertion of influence. This has an immediate impact but it also has ambiguous and therefore, in a positive sense, disconcerting subtexts.
2. Title: GeWalt zerstört Träume (Violence Destroys Dreams)
The work is self-evident and requires no further explanation
Amateur / adult
Susanne Bielert, Germany
Title: Poster designs
The approach to the topic “Violence against children” is impressive. The delicate illustrations against the sinister, violent background are eye-catching. The fragile, vulnerable souls of children become distinct. Although only faint, the impressions of the sole of a shoe and the handprint are strong and very emotional images. Written by hand, the text has a personal touch like a letter or entry in a diary. The sketches of small hearts are typical for children. The motifs show constantly recurring symbols of hope like butterflies, hearts, keys in locks, doors etc.