OSK surf clip rides the award wave

Internet clip nominated for German Web Video Award

Cologne, 29 April 2015 // Thanks to the video “Always on the road: Surf's up at the Algarve” Oliver Schrott Kommu­nika­tion is short­listed for the German Web Video Award 2015. The academy of the pres­ti­gious award nomi­nated the clip in the cate­gory “Sports” ...

Cologne, 29 April 2015 // Thanks to the video “Always on the road: Surf's up at the Algarve” Oliver Schrott Kommu­nika­tion is short­listed for the German Web Video Award 2015. The academy of the pres­ti­gious award nomi­nated the clip in the cate­gory “Sports”.

“Unique moments which were captured with impres­sive camer­a­work and tight cuts are combined with nature shots that give the docu­men­tary approach of this film a dimen­sion that leaves you wanting more. More of the sea. And more of such web videos”, says the jury.

The OSK video conveys a very authentic insight into the booming surf scene of the Algarve in the style of a short docu­men­tary and intro­duces some of the protag­o­nists there. The web film became an online sensa­tion within a very short time: By now it has reached around 60,000 clicks on the video plat­form Vimeo.

Until early June, viewers and fans can cast a vote for their favorite video on www.webvideo­preis.de . The final winner, who gets to take the coveted trophy home at the award cere­mony on 13 June, is being decided on 50/50 by the academy and the online voters.

Since 2011 the German Web Video Prize by the Euro­pean Web Video Academy (EWVA) honors inno­va­tive and outstanding work in the field of online video from German-speaking coun­tries. This year, winners will be selected in 19 cate­gories, including "Gaming", "Comedy" or "Best Video of the Year".

The award cere­mony on 13 June at the Düssel­dorf Castello will be presented by Chris­tian Ulmen and, for the first time, broad­casted by TV stations such as NDR, WDR, SWR, BR, Swiss tele­vi­sion and, of course, a live stream. In addi­tion to this, the TV stations will show the high­lights in the evening program on the following day. EinsPlus will transmit the entire gala.

However, the pres­ence of TV stations is not a coin­ci­dence: According to the offi­cial press release of the award, the goal of the German Web Video Prize is “linking the 'old' linear TV world with the 'new' digital internet world during a big show and creating a connec­tion between TV and web stars like never seen before in this form.” Another goal is to give more airtime to the talents that can be found on YouTube, Vimeo & Co. of which some have millions of fans and subscribers.
In the past year, around 1.6 million users partic­i­pated in the vote on the German Web Video Prize via Face­book, Twitter and Google+.

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