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+.