International Jury of the 26th International New Media Art Festival Videomedeja in 2022 with the following members: Piotr Krajewski from Poland, Tanja Vujasinović from Croatia and Sabolč Tolnai from Serbia, have made the following decisions:
The Sphinx Award for the best Video:
Pinja Valja, To Make a Film Just to Meet Vera, 16:16 min, Color, Stereo, Finland, 2021
The international jury of 26th Videomedeja 2022 gives the Sphinx Award to Pinja Valja for To Make a Film Just to Meet Vera.
A multilayered experimental creation which is playing with the genres of documentary, fiction and home video. Pinja Valja masterfully constructs an important personal and universal message, through an original narration stretched between childhood dreams and images of celebrity culture. The work shows the effort of shaping individual identity of the adult person, and at the same time leaves viewers in a state of ambiguity, facing both truth and fiction.
Special mention Video:
Pablo Polledri, Loop, 08:00 min, Color, Dolby SR, Spain, 2021
The international jury of 26th Videomedeja 2022 gives a Special Mention to Pablo Polledri for Loop.
An intelligent game with repetition, loop and terror presented in the form of an animated film with humor, clarity and universality.
Philip Ullman, What Dying Feels Like, 09:03 min, Color, Stereo, Netherlands, 2021
The international jury of 26th Videomedeja 2022 gives a Special Mention to Philip Ullman for What Dying Feels Like.
An emotionally moving film that takes up a crucial and disturbing question about the authenticity of existence between life and simulation.
Bogdanka Poznanović Award for the best Media Project:
Goran Despotovski, Plank, Stereo, Serbia, 2022
The international jury of 26th Videomedeja 2022 gives a Bogdanka Poznanović Award to Goran Despotovski for Plank.
A powerful and subtle interactive form with a precise concept that addresses the universal theme of the suspension between life and death.
Special Mention for Media Project:
Zoran Naskovski, Untitled 2/2 IQ Test, Color, Stereo, Serbia, 2022
The international jury of 26th Videomedeja 2022 gives a Special Mention to Zoran Naskovski for Untitled 2/2 IQ Test.
A spectacular installation which directs us, through the use of found footage of legendary rock events, to the reflection on complex cultural and political relations based both on the of global emotions and also on dramatic conflicts which divide contemporary communities.