International Jury of the 19th International Video Festival Videomedeja in 2015. with the following members: Damon Mohl from USA, Maja Bogojević from Monte Negro and Mihailo Ristić from Serbia has made the following decisions:
The Sphinx Award for the best video:
The Sphinx Award has been presented to Bjoern Melhus’s Freedom & Independence. An outstanding video art work incorporating a wide range of media and diverse stylistic procedures ranging from modern cinematic aesthetics, subversive theatrical means, and multifarious video and television effects, creating a richness of associations with masterly constructed artistic images. A refreshing social critique realized in a nuanced and exceptionally playful ironic manner, all perfected with sophisticated and subtle humour with an empowering tone.
Bogdanka Poznanović Award for the best Media Installation, Live piece, Software, URL:
An installation noted for its style in which the artist incorporates both immersive and artistic, technologically sophisticated elements, consisting of a VR Oculus Rift head-set creating a unique awe-inspiring sensual experience coupled with complementary projected animated volumetric visual forms. Ultimately the work creates an inspiring, yet cryptic, multi-layered interpretation.
Lunartis Award for the best graduate film:
A film noted for its exceptional maturity, fluidity and visual sophistication. Inventive, imaginative and seamlessly structured, with dream-like elements finely combined within the narrative structure.
Special mention video:
Single-author artistic contribution
Self-reflexive video film
Art video collage
Stop-motion animation with manually constructed sets
Hybrid video poetry and dance
High-end artistic production
Video multimedia documentary portraits/lyrical family autobiography
Special mention installations:
Computer Art Graphic Multi-screen Installation
Single -Channel Installation
3D visuaal collage/cultural criticism
Special mention Lunartis:
Visually innovative work
Innovative exploration of cinematic language
Lunartis Audience Award for the best graduate film: