Shooting Europe 2006

Citizens of Europe was involved in the Film Festival "Shooting Europe " as  a co-organiser and partner of the two main organisational bodies, AEGEE Europe and AEGEE Karlsruhe. It took place from 24th to 28th May 2006 in Karlsruhe. That event in 2006 was the birth of my Europe Film Festival. 

Along with „My Europe“, „Eyes and mouths“, „Concrete Castles“ and „The Euro – how much do we care?“ , ten works more were selected to be screened in Karlsruhe and to compete in the My Europe category for the main prices. 

Shooting Europe consist of 4 days, 41 films from 18 European countries, 40 international participants, more than 150 people in the audience, 8 hours of workshops and  15 hours of films in three categories  (Cultural Differences, Human Rights and My Europe). 

Citizens was involved in the organization of the whole festival but especially we were responsible for the My Europe Film Contest and the program of the My Europe-Day, the last but not least day of this year´s Shooting Europe Short Film Festival.

Saturday, May 27th, was dedicated to visions of My Europe, introduced by a workshop dealing with the topic of European identity and the different view Europeans have towards each other and towards Europe. The workshop covered five different questions: How do Europeans perceive each other and Europe? What are the common fundaments European identity can be based on? To which institutions can we be loyal to? Can European symbols help to create common identity? What are the visions for Europe, European integration and European identity? Then, after European thought followed European action. The film session was opened by the feature film documentary „Reality Shock“ by Stanislaw Mucha. It took us to a half-serious-half-absurd travel to Europe's borders and into the concept of Europe.  Subsequently the 13 short films in competition showed us 13 different approaches and perspectives on Europe. 6 of the  involved directors honored the festival with their presence, which contributed to festival  flair and professional atmosphere.

In the evening the winners were presented at the gala. The tension was growing, the glamour became more and more visible... jazz notes opened the much-awaited gala!  The three winners were choosen by five jury members Natalie Gravenor, Josef K. Jünger, Thomas Kühnl, Florian Lampersberger and Thomas Schaurer. It was not an wasy choice due to the high standard of all films... But surprisingly the jury and the  audience awards coincided almost completely. Here are the names of the winners of the My Europe Competition:

First price of the Jury – „The Karl“:

„Echo“ by Goran Kapetanovic

Special mention of the jury: 

„The Abandonment“ by Guillermo Fernández

Audience award:

„Facade Europe“ by Rens Van Meegen and Elisabeth Van Overloop and „Echo“ by Goran Kapetanovic  

Sub Project(s):

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Events

Karlsruhe - 24/05/2006 : Shooting Europe

Pictures

Again Rems and Elisabeth