Press Release 28 April 2013
The Award Ceremony
The award ceremony of the 26th European Media Art Festival took place at the "Lagerhalle" Osnabrück on Sunday evening. About 180 films participated in the competition for the offered awards.
An international jury awarded the EMAF Award and the Arte Creative Newcomer Award and also the Dialogpreis of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This jury was made up of Julia Draganovic (Italy), Caspar Stracke (Finland/Germany) and Elias Souaiby (Lebanon).
The EMAF Award, given to trend-setting works of media art, was awarded to Hilary Koob-Sassen and his film "Transcalar Investment Vehicles" (GB 2012, 65:00 Min). He also received 2.500 euros prize money. In their comment on the film, the jury wrote:
"The jury is giving the EMAF Award to a work that achieved an overwhelmingly elaborate collage of diverse visual languages, in which the micro and the macro, the personal and the public, familiar and unknown are on constant collision course...
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EMAF Award Winner
"Transcalar Investment Vehicles"
Hilary Koob-Sassen with his son Fausto
Bodo Schönfelder, Carolin Weidner, Thomas Rothschild (jury of the "Verband der Deutschen Filmkritik (VDFK)")
Elias Souaiby, Julia Draganovic, Gabriela Monroy (international jury)