DELPHIC ART MOVIE AWARD   short presentation

Welcome to a brief summary of the Delphic Art Movie Award / DAMA


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Nominated 2011 - Symphony from the Attic - Director Laszlo Krisko, Hungary Nominated 2011: Bill Viola - Five Angel's for the Milenium, Germany Winner 2011: FOR GODS ONLY, Hannes Schmid, Switzerland Winner 2011: FOR GODS ONLY, Hannes Schmid, Switzerland Winner 2011: FOR GODS ONLY, Hannes Schmid, Switzerland Nominated 2011: DOC TALK - Views on Vermeer, Barry Rubinow - Producer, USA, with Koos DeWilt - Director of Views on Vermeer Nominated 2011: JOURNEY INTO THE OPEN, Direction / Production: Severin Vogl & Felix Hentschel, Germany Winner 2011: EXOTICA, Sergio Cruz / Director, Portugal Winner 2011: EXOTICA, Sergio Cruz / Director, Portugal Nominated 2011: JAMES TURRELL - Sky Space by 	Ralph Goertz, IKS / Germany Winner 2011: Doc Talk - A Drummers Dream, B. 	Rubinow - Producer, M. McLaughlin, C. Paine - Ass. Producers / USA Winner 2011: Doc Talk - A Drummers Dream, B. 	Rubinow - Producer, M. McLaughlin, C. Paine - Ass. Producers / USA Nominated 2011: The Mythology of Aranmula Metal 	Mirror, Venu Nair / Visile TV Professionals, India Nominated 2011: Diplo, Wing-Yee Wu / Director, 	Producer, Editor, Sweden Winner 2011: Spring in Treskolie by Olga Kornienko, Russia Winner 2011: Robert Mapplethorpe - Shapes by Ralph Goertz / IKS, Germany Nominated 2011: The Wave, Script and Direction 	by Santanu Halder / Bangladesh Nominated 2011: The Wave, Script and Direction 	by Santanu Halder / Bangladesh Winner 2011: Made in China, Javier 	Roberto Carlos / Director, Producer, Andy Hu / Producer, Hart Perez / Writer, USA / China Winner 2011: Get Luder, Director: Jonathan 	Carr, Producer: Chris Marks, Plainview Films, United Kingdom Winner 2011: Menari - Sound of Korea, Kim 	Jeong-Gil, Producer / South Korea Nominated 2011 Nominated 2011 Nominated 2011
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Nominated 2011: 'Symphony from the Attic', Director Laszlo Krisko, Hungary
Nominated 2011: Bill Viola - Five Angel's for the Milenium by Ralph Goertz / IKS, Germany
Special Prize 'Protection of Intangible Heritage' 2011: FOR GODS ONLY, Hannes Schmid, Switzerland
Special Prize 'Protection of Intangible Heritage' 2011: FOR GODS ONLY, Hannes Schmid, Switzerland
Special Prize 'Protection of Intangible Heritage' 2011: FOR GODS ONLY, Hannes Schmid, Switzerland
Nominated 2011: DOC TALK - Views on Vermeer, Barry Rubinow - Producer, USA, with Koos DeWilt - Director of Views on Vermeer
Nominated 2011: JOURNEY INTO THE OPEN, Direction / Production: Severin Vogl & Felix Hentschel, Germany
Winner 2011: EXOTICA, Sergio Cruz / Director, Portugal
Winner 2011: EXOTICA, Sergio Cruz / Director, Portugal
Nominated 2011: JAMES TURRELL - SKY SPACE by Ralph Goertz, IKS / Germany
Special Prize 2011: Doc Talk - A Drummer's Dream, B. Rubinow - Producer, Ass. Prod.: M. McLaughlin, C. Paine / USA
Special Prize 2011: Doc Talk - A Drummer's Dream, B. Rubinow - Producer, Ass. Prod.: M. McLaughlin, C. Paine / USA
Nominated 2011: The Mythology of Aranmula Metal Mirror, Venu Nair / Visile TV Professionals, India
Nominated 2011: DIPLO by Wing-Yee Wu / Director, Producer, Editor, Sweden
Winner 2011: Spring in Treskolie by Olga Kornienko, Russia
Winner 2011: Robert Mapplethorpe - Shapes by Ralph Goertz / IKS, Germany
Nominated 2011: The Wave, Script and Direction by Santanu Halder / Bangladesh
Nominated 2011: The Wave, Script and Direction by Santanu Halder / Bangladesh
Winner 2011: Made in China, Javier Roberto Carlos / Director, Producer, Andy Hu / Producer, Hart Perez / Writer, USA / China
Winner 2011: Get Luder, Director: Jonathan Carr, Producer: Chris Marks, Plainview Films, United Kingdom
Winner 2011: Menari - Sound of Korea, Kim Jeong-Gil, Producer / South Korea
Nominated 2011: 'Candida Höfer' by Ralph Goertz, IKS / Germany
Nominated 2011: 'La Poesie de l'exactitude', Alan Govenar / USA
Nominated 2011: 'Violinas', Sean Solowiej (Producer, Director, Editor) / USA



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The winners of the Delphic Art Movie Awards will be chosen in a worldwide contest among professionals and students of filmmaking. For the first time the competition took place in 2011.


Welcome are short documentaries about the fascination of arts and cultures with a duration between 9 and 10 minutes. This includes also abstracts of full-length documentaries.


The motto of the competition is:

Discover, understand, enjoy
arts and cultures through documentaries.

Show the fascination of art!


The contest for the Delphic Art Movie Award is looking for the most impressive short documentary films which cover the subjects art and culture.


The films should discover, inform and inspire.


In addition, the films should be able to get a large audience, which isn't informed over-average, enthusiastic about art and culture in their manifold manifestations.


Two aspects are equally important:

- contemporary art and its protagonists
  and
- the preservation of cultural heritage.


Important questions are:

What makes art fascinating?
How can enthusiasm for art be conveyed to an uninvolved audience?
How can the understanding of contemporary art be encouraged?
In which way is cultural heritage preserved and passed on?


We want to inspire emerging and established film-makers to participate in the contest, to present the wide range of artistic creativity.


Our mission is to reach a broad audience, raise public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of arts and cultures and promoting friendship and cooperation among people from all over the world.


We want to build a network that brings together protagonists of arts and cultures embodies innovation and fosters public dialogue and exchange of ideas.


The nomination jury choose documentaries from the entries for the final round of the contest.
These films will participate in the competition week and are nominated for the awards.


The nominated films will be shown during the competition week in representative venues starting with a press conference, preview and reception.


An international contest jury will choose the prize winners during the competition week. Beside the evaluations by the jury an evaluation by the public audience take place.


The jury selects the winners of Delphic Art Movie Award. Additional Prizes can be given by the host city and other main partners. The awarding of the prize winners take place at the award gala ceremony on Saturday evening of the competition week.


In March 2011, host of the first award ceremony was the International Delphic Council. The price winners of the first Delphic Art Movie Award were awarded at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin.
136 Documentaries from 42 countries were accepted for the final round of the film contest. Out of 24 Nominees the jury elected 8 Prize Winners.


The Winners 2011:
"Get Luder" - UK / Scottland
"Menari, Sound of Korea" - South Korea
"Exotica" - Portugal
"Robert Mapplethorpe - Shapes" Germany
"Spring in Treskolie" - Russia
"Made in China" - USA / China


Special Prize "Documentary Format"
TV Series "DOC-Talk" USA
Special Prize "Protection of Intangible Heritage"
"For Gods Only" - Switzerland