Olympic Short Film Contest 2009: vote for your favourite film!
During the summer, with the support of Lausanne, Olympic capital, and in cooperation with three other museums in Europe, Asia and Latin America which are members or observers of the Olympic Museums Network, The Olympic Museum has organised the Olympic Short Film Contest. The aim was to give young film-makers the chance to express their vision of Olympism using a medium they enjoy.
The contest has been held in three phases. The first was a pre-selection phase, for which 45 candidates entered. Each had to demonstrate his or her audiovisual experience and submit a film of around five minutes to one of the four museums. A first round was then held in June, with eight directors taking part.
For the final, there are now four films in contention (one for each country), for which internet users can vote to award the Audience Prize from today until 21 September. An international jury will also meet to award the Grand Prize to the best film in the contest, and the Jury Prize to the second-best film. The jury members include Fernando Meirelles (Brazil), director of City of God and The Constant Gardener, and Ursula Meier (Switzerland), director of Home last year.
The names of the winning films will be made known by the end of the month.
If you are interested, you can go and vote for the film of your choice on the official contest web site www.olympicshortfilmcontest.com.