New York: PLURAL+ 2014 Youth Video Festival Awards Ceremony
an article by Plural Plus
Video: What is PLURAL+?
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
are proud to announce The PLURAL+ 2014
International Jury Award Winners from Spain,
Canada and Jordan. The PLURAL+ 2014 winners will
accept their awards and share their videos on
December 4th, 2014, 7pm-8pm, with a reception to
follow at the the Paley Center for Media, New York.
Admission is free of charge. Everyone is welcome.
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PLURAL+ is a youth video festival focusing on
migration, diversity and social inclusion, emphasizing
intercultural dialogue, youth expression and the
desire for peace and better understanding world-
wide. It is a joint initiative of the UNAOC and IOM,
with the support of many partner organizations from
across the world. Over the last six years, PLURAL+
has received over 950 video entries representing 113
countries from around the world.
The 2014 winners of the PLURAL + International Jury
Awards for the age categories of 9-12, 13-17 and
18-25, respectively, are: Aldo Abril, Mauricio
Buendía, Sofía Marvizón, César Hernández, María
Hernández and the team from Telekids Workshop
(Spain); Michael Born, William Snyder, Matthew
Steinman & Nathan Martin (Canada); and Al-Mothana
Al-Ghizzawi and Anas Yahya from BlueLight Film
With the support of PLURAL+ Partners, other award
winning videos will be screened and discussed prior
to the International Jury Award Ceremony during the
daytime workshops. These videos include entries
from India, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia,
Australia, Palestine, Dominican Republic and
Malaysia, among other countries. Many of the youth
video makers will be in New York attending the
workshops and the Awards Ceremony.
The Partner Award Workshops will take place from
4pm to 6.30pm.
The International Jury Awards Ceremony will start at
7pm, followed by a reception sponsored by CW Film
The Paley Center for Media is located at 25 West
52nd Street, Manhattan. All events are free and open
to the public.
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information on PLURAL+, please visit http://pluralplus.un
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