CID Video Competition Judges

CID Video CompetitionThe CID Video Competition deadline has come and gone, videos have been submitted from around the world, and the judges are now reviewing them. My thanks to the judges for taking the time to watch and critique all the videos. It’s clear the greatest reward for all those who entered the competition is getting their work in front of these accomplished professionals!

Jim D'AdderioJim D’Addario has been an awarding winning producer for the Walt Disney Company since 1995.  He started his career with Disney Interactive as a Production Supervisor on multiple edutainment projects, including the best sellers Lion King Activity Center and Toy Story Activity Center.  Jim was than recruited by Walt Disney Imagineering to produce sound tracks and interactive projects for Walt Disney World, Tokyo DisneySea and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.  Jim was instrumental in the design of The Buzz Lightyear ride at Disneyland park and The Winnie the Pooh Ride at Walt Disney World. His most memorable moment came when he worked with the iconic Sherman Brothers (of Mary Poppins fame) to produce the new soundtrack for the ride.  Jim has recorded with some of the most recognizable talent in the industry including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Rafiki, and Tigger! Jim then jumped ship to work in the online space with Disney Cruise Line, Disneyworld.com, and Disneyland.com creating the first immersive sites for those properties.  Jim’s current position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Global Broadcast, as a Senior Producer of television and radio commercials, trailers, First-Look programming, in-room videos, online videos, and airport interactive displays. Last year Jim picked up his second Addy award for work on Hong Kong Disneyland.

Zsuzsanna Gellér-VargaZsuzsanna Gellér-Varga studied filmmaking at UC Berkeley (USA) as a Fulbright scholar. Her Screw Your Courage documentary won awards at several US film festivals and was broadcast on public TV. She worked for the New York Times Television as a video-journalist and later directed documentaries including, Once They Were Neighbours, Synagogue for Sale, and Mr. Mom, which were screened internationally and broadcast on public TV. She teaches documentary ethics at the international Masters program, DocNomads. She lives in Budapest Hungary.

Kent GibsonKent Gibson is an Emmy and Grammy winning producer and sound designer.  He also is a forensic audio, video, and facial recognition expert. He has a BA from Yale and an MA from Stanford University Film School. He is Owner of Soundesign, owner of ForensicAV.com, was a founding partner in Rosebud Films, and co-founder and president of Cosmos Studios. He has won a Prime Time Emmy Award for the PBS series COSMOS, and been nominated for an Emmy as Executive Producer for Cosmic Journey – the Voyager Interstellar Mission and Message (A&E). He was Sound Designer and Mixer for the Emmy Award winning Galileo, Battle for the Heavens on NOVA. He has a Grammy Award Citation for Gimme Some Truth, the Making of John Lennon’s Imagine Album – long form video; a Grammy Award for Physical starring Olivia Newton-John – long form video disk; a Grammy for The Heart of Rock & Roll, Starring Huey Lewis & The News – long form video; a Grammy Award Citation for Rod Stewart – long form video; as well as multiple Clio Awards and other Emmy Nominations.

Leena JayaswalLeena Jayaswal is an award-winning photographer and documentarian with deep expertise and interest in issues that intersect race, representation and identity. Her films have been broadcast throughout the country on over 100 PBS affiliates through National Educational Telecommunications Association, and through New Day Films. She was awarded the prestigious Gracie Allen Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. Crossing Lines is currently part of the Smithsonian’s Beyond Bollywood exhibition that has been traveling around the country. Her work has been featured in critical film festivals and newspapers for the Indian diaspora. Her award wining photography has been nationally recognized in galleries around the country, in solo shows at the International Visions Gallery and Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C., as well as numerous group shows. Currently Jayaswal is co-directing, co-producing with Caty Borum Chattoo a feature length documentary, Mixed, on what it means to be mixed race in America. Jayaswal is a Professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the at American University. She is the director of the photography concentration and the Inclusion Officer in the School of Communication.

Stéphane Lam is a photo journalist covering all sorts of events involving people who make a significant contribution in their field. Passionate about film and history, he also conducts interviews all around the globe to gather singular and inspirational stories. He works with “The International Post” and is based in Paris, France and Los Angeles, CA.

David MagdaelDavid Magdael has more than 18 years of experience in public relations, strategic planning, development, marketing, community outreach and entertainment and media relations in North America, Europe and Asia. As founder and president of DAVID MADGAEL & ASSOCIATES, INC, Magdael continues to specialize in documentaries, indie films, directors, and public affairs.  From developing Oscar® campaigns to festival strategies to theatrical and broadcast press unit publicity, his company has emerged as an important entertainment communications firm boasting a client roster including numerous Oscar® winning and nominated documentary, animated and short films and festival standouts. Magdael is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and is the Co-Director for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival since 1997. He serves as a mentor at the Sundance Institute Documentary Producers Lab and continues to share his expertise in panels and workshops at Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), Full Frame Film Festival, Silver Docs, Hawaii International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Festival Los Angeles, Ashland International Film Festival, Film IndependentForum, Visual Communications, Center for Asian American Media, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Film Festival, San Francisco Asian Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, the International Documentary Association, Temple University Division of Film, The Documentary Summit at Columbia College of Film and others.

Micheline MaynardMicheline Maynard is an author, journalist and professor. She has been a correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times, where she is a contributor, and senior editor at the NPR news magazine Here & Now. She writes for Forbes.com, Medium, Skift, ABC Australia, and teaches at the University of Michigan. Her six books include The End of Detroit, which predicted the bankruptcies at the Detroit companies and the rise of Japanese auto companies, and she is at work on her next books.

Nancy RobinsonNancy Robinson is Director, Education Programs for the Television Academy Foundation. In this capacity, she oversees the Foundation’s highly rated summer Student Internship Program, the annual Faculty Seminar, the Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship Program, the Visiting Professionals speaker program, and Alumni engagement. Nancy is also responsible for educational outreach and creating alliances with colleges/universities nationwide. Prior to joining the Foundation’s Education department in 1999, Nancy was Convention Services Manager for a large trade association, planning and executing their annual convention and numerous small meetings across the country. She was also an Awards Consultant with a firm specializing in managing submissions for such companies as the Disney Channel, HBO, and FOX. She began her career as the Primetime and Daytime Emmy Awards assistant for the Television Academy. Nancy is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts/Media Production and a minor in Sociology.

Mary SchafferMary C. Schaffer is a digital media consultant.  She was an Associate Professor of New Media at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for 14 years.  Prior to CSUN, she spent 12 years as a New Media Executive (Disney, Viacom, Geocities) and 18 years as a journalist (NPR, CBS and NBC).  She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Documentary Association and Broadcast Education Association.

Richard TrankRichard Trank is an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (producer, writer, and director), known for The Long Way Home (1997), Beautiful Music (2005), I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007), Against the Tide (2009), Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2010), It is no Dream: The life of Theodore Herzl (2012); The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013); and The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers (2015). His newest film is Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres, scheduled for release in late 2018.

CID Video Competition: Last Day to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is still open but only one day remains to the final deadline of May 31, 2018. Tell your friends, tell your students! To submit an entry, click here, but submit by May 31 midnight (US east coast time). WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” and upload it to the server provided (not to YouTube directly). 

NEW Clarification: When someone asks “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” in English, the “…” (read out loud as dot-dot-dot) means your job is to complete the sentence and include your answer as the last shot in the video. (So, “intercultural dialogue looks like a tiger, an ice cream cone, a braid, etc.” – choose whatever image makes sense given your video.) Please do NOT include the literal phrase “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” as the last shot in your video!

CID is running its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

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CID Video Competition: Only 1 Week to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is still open but only one week remains to the final deadline of May 31, 2018. Tell your friends, tell your students! To submit an entry, click here. WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…”, and upload it to the server provided, not to YouTube directly. 

CID is running its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

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CID Video Competition: Only 2 Weeks to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is open. The first set of entries have already been submitted and the first judges have agreed to serve. Two weeks remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2018. To submit an entry, click here.

CID is running its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

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CID Video Competition: Only 3 Weeks to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is open, and the first set of entries have already been submitted. Three weeks remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2018. To submit an entry, click here.

CID is running its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018. Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

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CID Video Competition Now OPEN

CID Video CompetitionThis video competition now is open to all students, undergraduate or graduate, anywhere in the world. Final deadline: May 31, 2018. To submit an entry, click here.

CID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

Entries will be accepted April 15-May 31, 2018.

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018.

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

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CID Video Competition – FAQ

CID Video CompetitionAs people are learning of the CID Video Competition, they have been asking questions. In hopes this will help others, the questions will be posted, along with answers. As further questions are asked, they will be answered here.

WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” and upload it to the server provided (not to YouTube directly). 

NEW Clarification: When someone asks “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” in English, the “…” (read out loud as dot-dot-dot) means your job is to complete the sentence and include your answer as the last shot in the video. (So, “intercultural dialogue looks like a tiger, an ice cream cone, a braid, etc.” – choose whatever image makes sense given your video.) Please do NOT include the literal phrase “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” as the last shot in your video!


Question: Where do I submit an entry?

Answer: To submit an entry, click here.


Question: Can high school students submit videos to the competition?

Answer: Unfortunately, this year the competition was not set up to permit high school students to participate; the documentation says “open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.” Now that the question has been asked, we’ll consider changing that in future years.


Question: Does it matter how many people are in the video? Our idea is to film the entire class in action!

Answer: No limit to how many people are included. Do whatever works for you.


Question: How do students submit their videos? I couldn’t find a URL in the description of the competition.

Answer: The URL will be posted on April 15, 2018, the first day submissions will be accepted.


Question: Is this an international competition?

Answer: Most definitely! Students from every country are encouraged to participate. We hope for good international coverage.


Question: Is the video competition open to graduate students?

Answer: Absolutely! Students at any level of higher education, from community or technical college to undergraduates, masters or doctoral studies, are all eligible.


Question: Is the video competition open to faculty working jointly with their students?

Answer: While faculty may advise students, they may not be co-creators. The intent is to encourage students to create the videos.


Question: Is there a language requirement for the videos?

Answer: The videos will have to be in English. Permitting any other language would imply having judges who know all the several dozen languages currently represented on the site, which would be impossible. However, creating a video in another language with English subtitles should be fine. Choosing to have most of the video acted out, with minimal linguistic elements, should work as well.

What Does Intercultural Dialogue Look Like? CID Video Competition

CID Video CompetitionREMINDER: This contest is coming up quickly, so tell your students and/or peers! Open to all students, undergraduate or graduate, anywhere in the world. First entries possible April 15, 2018; deadline May 31, 2018.

CID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

Entries will be accepted April 15-May 31, 2018.

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018.

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Video Competition FAQ

To submit an entry, click here.

Competition Rules

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CID Video Competition: What does Intercultural Dialogue Look Like?

CID Video CompetitionCID has organized its first ever video competition, open to students enrolled in any college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

WARNING: Please read the entry rules carefully! Several submissions have not met the requirements, and cannot be considered for a prize until they are revised. Make sure you submit a video file (not audio), that is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes (not 30 minutes!), with the last line “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” and upload it to the server provided (not to YouTube directly). Final deadline is May 31, 2018, at midnight (east coast US time).

NEW Clarification: When someone asks “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” in English, the “…” (read out loud as dot-dot-dot) means your job is to complete the sentence and include your answer as the last shot in the video. (So, “intercultural dialogue looks like a tiger, an ice cream cone, a braid, etc.” – choose whatever image makes sense given your video.) Please do NOT include the literal phrase “Intercultural dialogue looks like…” as the last shot in your video!

CID Video Competition

To enter, participants must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes that highlights the importance of intercultural dialogue, responding to the question: “What does intercultural dialogue look like?”

Entries will be accepted April 15-May 31, 2018.

One winner will receive a $200 prize. The top 20 entries will be posted to the CID YouTube channel, and be highlighted on the CID website, along with posts describing the creators and highlighting each of their videos, throughout the rest of 2018.

Submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, cultural message, effective use of technology, and overall impact. Feel free to work independently or in groups. Get creative, show off your skills and, most importantly, have fun!

To submit an entry, click here.

Video Competition FAQ

Competition Rules

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