CID Video Competition 2019 Results

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is over. As a reminder, students were asked to answer the question “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?” in 90-120 seconds, on video. Posts have appeared over the past weeks describing each of the top videos, but here is a single list with links to all of them.

The winners were:

1st prize: Juanma Marín Cubero & Rafa Muñoz Hernandez, students in Advertising and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Murcia, Spain
2nd prize: Francesca Kroeger, an MA student in Cognitive Semiotics at Aarhus University, Denmark
3rd prize: Sampson Siu Pak Hei, a BA student in Public Relations and Advertising at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

My thanks to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how to show the ways in which social media influence intercultural dialogue. Thanks to colleagues around the world, who helped spread the word about the competition. Thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos (and special thanks to Mary Schaffer, on the CID Advisory Board, who not only served herself but recruited the other judges.) Thanks to Heather Birks, for initially suggesting the idea of a video competition, for arranging funding for the award to be provided by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), for providing server space for the videos, and for providing most of the technical support (and to JD Boyle, at BEA, for additional technical support). The competition would have been impossible without all of the work of all these people.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

3rd Prize in CID VIdeo Competition: Sampson Siu Pak Hei

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

3rd prize goes to Sampson Siu Pak Hei, an undergraduate studying Public Relations and Advertising at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.

Title: The Impact of Social Media on Intercultural Dialogue

Description: The video shows a “blind” experiment by asking two people of different nationalities to communicate and understand each other only using Facebook. The test demonstrates both the strengths and weaknesses of social media when used as a tool in intercultural dialogue.

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

2nd Prize in CID Video Competition: Francesca Kroeger

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

2nd prize goes to Francesca Kroeger, Master’s student in Cognitive Semiotics at Aarhus University in Denmark. As she travels, she maintains a website, The Life Created.

Title: The Paradox of Social

Description: I am inspired by everyone I meet. They say you are the average of the five people closest to you. If that is the case, then I am the combined effort of close to thirty nationalities. I have been traveling continuously since the age of 15. I studied international communication and with every place I went, my curiosity only grew stronger. My dream is to inspire others, to go out and see the world. I hope to help people from different backgrounds connect, as I understand that not everybody is able to travel as freely as I am. This is the reason that I have been writing about my experiences, and more recently I started to document my journey also through the use of video. The footage in the Paradox of Social is all free stock footage, the edit and voice are mine. I want to show that you do not necessarily need fancy camera equipment or a passport to create bridges between cultures.

Music: I Wanna Live by Novalight

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

1st Prize in CID Video Competition: Juanma Marín Cubero & Rafa Muñoz Hernandez

CID Video CompetitionCID’s second video competition is now over, and the judges have reviewed all the videos. As a reminder, the instructions were to answer the question How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? in 90-120 seconds, on video.

Juanma Marín Cubero
Juanma Marín Cubero

1st prize goes to Juanma Marín Cubero (in Advertising and Public Relations) & Rafa Muñoz Hernandez (in Audiovisual Communication), both undergraduates at the University of Murcia, in Spain.

Title: Break the Borders

Description: “Our inspiration came directly from the question: How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? The answer that came to us was that they bring people together regardless of where

Rafa Muñoz Hernandez
Rafa Muñoz Hernandez

they are. Social media facilitate dialogue, so we wanted to capture how people from different countries could communicate and in some way break geographic boundaries, since social media have made this possible. We also wanted to transmit the values ​​that intercultural dialogue has, which are respect, union, empathy, freedom, etc. We had a great challenge when it came to translating our ideas onto video. But with imagination and effort we got the result we wanted. For its creation we have used everything from flour, to the Adobe Premiere editing program. In summary, it has been hard work as well as satisfactory for us, and we hope that we have managed to appropriately convey our idea.”

There were first, second and third place winners. Each of these is being highlighted in a separate post, as they warrant our attention. My thanks to the judges of the competition, professionals who made time to review student videos. Thanks also to all the competitors, who took the time to really think about the question of how social media influence intercultural dialogue.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CID Video Competition 2019 Judges

Job adsThe CID Video Competition deadline ended a few days ago, and the judges have begun reviewing the videos. My thanks to all of them for taking the time to watch and critique all the student submissions. It’s clear the greatest reward for all those who entered the competition is getting their videos seen by these accomplished professionals!

Lillian Benson - photo by William StetzLillian E. Benson’s professional body of work as a television, video and feature film editor spans almost forty years. In 1990 the native New Yorker was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the acclaimed civil rights series Eyes On the Prize II. She contributed to films that have garnered five Emmy nominations, four Peabody Awards, and numerous other honors. This fall she is returning to NBC’s medical drama Chicago Med for her fourth season. In 2004 Benson made her directorial debut with All Our Sons-Fallen Heroes of 9/11, a half-hour documentary about the firefighters of color who died at the World Trade Center, broadcast nationally on PBS. She just completed AMEN- The Life and Music of Jester Hairston, an educational film about the internationally-known choral arrangerBenson is a member of American Cinema Editors, an honorary editing society, and serves on their board of directors. She is also a member of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy.

Jim D'Adderio

Jim D’Addario has been an award 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 then 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.

Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga

Zsuzsanna Gellér-Varga is a documentary filmmaker and video storyteller living in Budapest, Hungary. 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 SaleMr. Mom, and Angel Business, which were screened internationally and broadcast on public TV. She works as cinematographer, story editor and media consultant, and taught documentary ethics at the international Masters program, DocNomads. She has master degrees from ELTE University Budapest, Graduate School of Journalism UC Berkeley (as a Fulbright scholar), and a DLA from the University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest.

Astrid Kuhn

Astrid Kuhn is an award winning Canadian Filipino broadcaster, producer, director, anchor, reporter and host. For almost 20 years she has told stories for CBC, Global TV, City TV, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and Telus Optik. With a passion for visual storytelling she has also served as Vice President of Women In Film and Television – Alberta (WIFTA). Right now, Astrid grows empathetic and creative minds to help solve human problems at Mount Royal University (MRU) with the Bissett School of Business and Broadcast Media Studies. Astrid is in the midst of producing a documentary for her doctorate at Royal Roads University on Filipino Canadian entrepreneurs and leadership.

Micheline Maynard

Micheline 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.

Ruben Daniel Mazzei

Ruben Daniel Mazzei is a university EFL and literature teacher and a sworn translator (Universidad Nacional de La Plata). He teaches at primary, secondary, tertiary and university levels, and is a researcher for University of Buenos Aires. He has delivered and produced CPD courses and materials since 2005 for Dirección de Formación Continua -Province of Buenos Aires – and has coordinated the team of CPD teachers for the Ministry of Education for nine years. He has participated in several of the British Council activities such as developing material, facilitating reading groups and coordinating the Connecting Classrooms programme for Argentina. He has facilitated workshops for the British Council on Global Citizenship and Global Education accredited by the University of London and workshops for the British Council Core Skills Programme both in Argentina and abroad.

Mandi Muñoz is a Script Supervisor at Lucasfilm Animation, currently working on The Clone Wars and Star Wars Resistance. She previously worked at Dreamworks Animation on features including Kung Fu Panda 3 and Trolls. In her spare time, Mandi enjoys reading in the company of her feline accomplice, and creating and developing her own universes in which to tell her stories.

 

Nancy Robinson

Nancy 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 Schaffer

Mary 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.

Lakshmi N. TirumalaLakshmi N. Tirumala is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh.  He predominantly teaches courses that focus on aspects of Digital Video/Film Production, and graphic and web designing. Lakshmi frequently works on creative production projects and does media research. He focuses mainly in the areas of media effects, media accessibility, and learning. He has been actively involved in producing numerous video projects that are either educational and/or fictional. A number of short films he executive produced were well-received and won awards at various film festivals. Additionally, Lakshmi has presented at various national and regional conferences and conventions on the aspects of digital media accessibility

Richard Trank

Richard 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 latest film was Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres, released in late 2018.

CID Video Competition: Last 5 days!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition remains open, but just 5 days remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2019

 

CID Video Competition 2019

To enter, students must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes demonstrating their understanding of intercultural dialogue. Specifically, videos must answer the question: “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?”

In preparing an entry, remember to think about the 2 major topics and their relationship. Winning videos must take both of these into account, not merely describe one or the other.

1) Intercultural dialogue is the term for what happens when people from different cultural backgrounds attempt to understand one other’s assumptions. Culture is a general term that includes all sorts of learned behavioral patterns. Intercultural communication can be international, interracial, interethnic, or interfaith. Intercultural dialogue is deliberate, active rather than passive. It is NOT the same as cultural analysis (understanding one culture), or cross-cultural analysis (comparing two different cultures).

2) Social media refers to any tool using the internet to help people communicate, nearly always when they are not in the same place at the same time. It includes such applications as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Tumblr, among others. You can limit your consideration to any one of these, or consider several. But don’t just describe social media and how they work! The question you must answer is how the social media you choose to address influence intercultural dialogue. That means, what changes when people of different cultural backgrounds try to understand one another when they are not even face-to-face? What gets harder? What becomes easier?

If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question. When you’re ready to submit an entry, click here.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CID Video Competition: 1 1/2 Weeks Left to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is open. The first few dozen entries have already been submitted and the first judges have agreed to serve. Just 1 1/2 weeks remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2019

CID Video Competition 2019

To enter, students must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes demonstrating their understanding of intercultural dialogue. Specifically, videos must answer the question: “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?”

As you prepare your entry, remember to think about the 2 major topics and their relationship. Winning videos must take both of these into account, not merely describe one or the other.

1) Intercultural dialogue is the term for what happens when people from different cultural backgrounds attempt to understand one other’s assumptions. Culture is a general term that includes all sorts of learned behavioral patterns. Intercultural communication can be international, interracial, interethnic, or interfaith. Intercultural dialogue is deliberate, active rather than passive. It is NOT the same as cultural analysis (understanding one culture), or cross-cultural analysis (comparing two different cultures).

2) Social media refers to any tool using the internet to help people communicate, nearly always when they are not in the same place at the same time. It includes such applications as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Tumblr, among others. You can limit your consideration to any one of these, or consider several. But don’t just describe social media and how they work! The question you must answer is how the social media you choose to address influence intercultural dialogue. That means, what changes when people of different cultural backgrounds try to understand one another when they are not even face-to-face? What gets harder? What becomes easier?

If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question. When you’re ready to submit an entry, click here.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CID Video Competition: 2 1/2 Weeks to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is open. The first few dozen entries have already been submitted and the first judges have agreed to serve. Just 2 1/2 weeks remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2019

CID Video Competition 2019

To enter, students must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes demonstrating their understanding of intercultural dialogue. Specifically, videos must answer the question: “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?”

As you prepare your entry, remember to think about the 2 major topics and their relationship. Winning videos must take both of these into account, not merely describe one or the other.

1) Intercultural dialogue is the term for what happens when people from different cultural backgrounds attempt to understand one other’s assumptions. Culture is a general term that includes all sorts of learned behavioral patterns. Intercultural communication can be international, interracial, interethnic, or interfaith. Intercultural dialogue is deliberate, active rather than passive. It is NOT the same as cultural analysis (understanding one culture), or cross-cultural analysis (comparing two different cultures).

2) Social media refers to any tool using the internet to help people communicate, nearly always when they are not in the same place at the same time. It includes such applications as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Tumblr, among others. You can limit your consideration to any one of these, or consider several. But don’t just describe social media and how they work! The question you must answer is how the social media you choose to address influence intercultural dialogue. That means, what changes when people of different cultural backgrounds try to understand one another when they are not even face-to-face? What gets harder? What becomes easier?

If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question. When you’re ready to submit an entry, click here.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Do You Speak Social?

Job adsWhat does it mean to “speak social”? And how is it different from face-to-face interaction? This year’s CID Video Competition asks How do social media influence intercultural dialogue? so, presumably, knowing how to “speak social” would be one good beginning point.

“I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.” -Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Apple Retail (quoted in Manor, p. 29).

Manor, I. (2019). Public diplomacy and the digital society, in I. Manor (Ed.),  The digitalization of public diplomacy (pp. 29-63). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

No, I’m not going to answer the question – that’s for those who are putting together videotapes to submit to the competition! I just thought it might be useful as a prompt while you’re working.

Hint: be sure to address both what intercultural dialogue is, and what happens when you use social media to connect to someone of a different cultural group; do not just explain social media! This video competition asks you to combine the two elements.

The CID video competition for 2019 is open for submissions until May 31, 2019. If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

CID Video Competition Now Open!

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The CID video competition for 2019 is now is open for submissions. To submit an entry, click here. Final deadline:
May 31, 2019.

CID Video Competition 2019

CID’s second video competition is now open for submissions by students enrolled in any college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year, anywhere in the world. And this year, high school students can enter as well, if they want. The question posed this year is “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?” Answer the question in a 90-120 second video for a top prize of $200. Three top prizes and several awards of excellence will be announced in July, and all winning videotapes will be posted to this website, as well as to all the social media where CID maintains a presence.

See previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question.