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23.12.2013   13652 Views  

The winners and participants of the 5th edition of the PLURAL+ Moldova contest for young filmmakers and photographers receivedd awards on 20 December 2013.

Alexandru Restartnîi (25) from Chisinau won the video section of the contest, with his film “Desuet?” (“Forgotten?”); the main prize for the photo section went to Mihai Janu (17) from Bacioi for his picture titled“Solitude”.

The 2nd Award for films was given to Elena Vatamanu-Mărgineanu for her “Drops of Nostalgia” (13, Chisinau), whereas the 3rd one was handed to Zinaida Belibova for “If We Were Together, What It Would Be Like?” (22, Soldanesti). Elizaveta Golubeva (16) from Chisinau received a special prize for the most optimistic film – “My Country”. See all competing videos here 

The 2nd Awards for photos went to Nelu Oboroceanu (16) from Causeni for “Back to the Future”; and the 3rd one was given to Victor Moisei (16, Gura Galbenei, Cimislia) for “Home Alone”. The special prize for vision in the photo section went to Svetlana Tataru (24, Chisinau) for her picture titled “Childhood”. See all competing photos here 

The works by over 20 teams led by children and youngsters aged 11–25 were evaluated by the jury comprising of the representatives of the Bureau for Diaspora Relations, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the OWH Studio, the Permanent Secretariat of the National Committee for Trafficking in Human Beings, the Roman Rybaleov Photoschool, the Y-Peer Network, the Youth Media Centre, and IOM Mission to Moldova. Read more...

"Migration is an enriching experience, but it can also be a challenge, especially for those left behind”, said Antonio Polosa, Chief of IOM Mission to Moldova. “I congratulate with all my heart the producers of the winning film for raising an important issue – the impact of migration on the elderly as a part of the wider problem, namely the effects of migration on families in general”.

PLURAL+ MOLDOVA, organized by IOM Mission to Moldova, is a version of the international film contest PLURAL+held by the UN Alliance of Civilizations and IOM. The main partners of the local contest are the Government of the Republic of Moldova, the UN in Moldova, OWH Studio and Roman Rybaleov Photo School. Its main objective is to let children and young people (aged 9-25) share their perspectives on migration and diversity as they are the best promoters of tolerance and integration in a world marred by divisions. The participants have been invited to spearhead change through their creative work: short films or photos on migration, diversity and social inclusion, also reflecting issues related to respect for human rights and dignity, and the principle of absolute prohibition of violence in any form, among others.


The Awards Gala of the PLURAL+ Moldova 2013 contest took place in the context of the International Migrants Day, marked on 18 December.


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