ADAMI STUDIO-Chisinau 2019
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In its 2019 ADAMI STUDIO initiative, ADAMI will conduct six editing workshops with film teams (fiction and documentary), who work on a film or TV project on a topic related to cultural diversity. Each film, which will be selected through a competition process, must be in the process of editing/post-production. The winning teams will be invited to gather for a three day editing workshop held by international experts. The workshops will focus on the story line and drama potential of each project

The ADAMI STUDIO-Chisinau is being organized in partnership with the International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF and will take place on May 26-28, 2019. Aside from the work in the editing room, ADAMI Studio participants will be given the chance to attend screenings and networking events that the festival offers to its international guests. All Moldovan production companies, TV stations or individual producers/filmmakers interested in participating with a project in production, can apply for the workshop seminar.  

The workshop will be open to the directors and the editors of the selected films. Through the competition, four to six projects will be selected for the editing workshop, to be conducted by three international experts: Acclaimed filmmaker Irene Langemann (Germany), director/editor Radu Dumitru (Moldova) and film editor/war correspondent Mikhail Moskalenko (Ukraine).

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ADAMI winning authors on international terrain

On April 15, within the partnership between ADAMI Media Prize and goEast Film Festival, Nella Vasilevskaya's "Penpals", Salomé Jashi's "The Tower" and Valeriu Andriuta's "Dear Friends" have been screened during the ADAMI Showcase at the goEast Film Festival 2019.

Our 2018 ADAMI winning authors Nella Vasilevskaya & Salomé Jashi during the ADAMI Showcase Q&A session at the goEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden.

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ADAMI Media Prize announces Its six winners!
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The ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe congratulates the winners of its 2018 competition. Six nominees - from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine - were awarded at a gala ceremony in the Organ Hall, Chisinau, Moldova on 29 November.

The following are the winners of the 2018 competition: 

🔷ADAMI Media Prize for Information (Non-Fiction)
Soroca’s Bolshoi Theatre by Eugeniu Popovici, Produced by Mircea Sirdu. Broadcasted on TV Moldova 1, Moldova.
An entertaining documentary with great characters that show the life of Moldova’s Roma people in a new, positive light.

🔷ADAMI Media Prize for News and Short Non-Fiction
The Tower by Salome Jashi, Produced by Nino Lomadze, Indigo. Broadcasted on Pirveli TV, Georgia.
This short film without narration created by the journal Indigo is highly original; in four minutes it manages to convey the drama of people being evicted from their homeland.

🔷ADAMI Media Prize for Entertainment (Fiction)
Dear Friends
by Valeriu Andriuta, Produced by Iulia Andriuta. Broadcasted on Jurnal TV, Moldova.
The film with its unusual theme and wonderful humour touches on the complex relationship between old and new values for societies in transition. 

🔷Young ADAMI Media Prize
by Nella Vasilevskaya, Produced by Andrey Kashpersky, Belarus.
A short, entertaining movie that is very professionally crafted, with bold and dynamic visuals and talented emerging actors. Penpals captures an essential topic for the youth of Belarus and beyond. 

🔷ADAMI Online Prize for Web Videos
Goran’s Rules of Life by Anastasia Slovinskaya, Giorgi Djaparidze, Toma Begiashvili, Zaza Shukvani, Radio Liberty /, Georgia
This visually appealing short film introduces us to a man, Roma by origin, who lives without borders and is eager to share his life’s philosophy with its positive messages. 

🔷ADAMI Online Prize for Web Pages
Way Through Culture: Ethnic Tours of Kherson and Southern Ukraine
by Mykola Homanyuk, Kherson Regional Department, Sociological Association of Ukraine.
The colorful heritage presented on this web page immediately catches the viewer’s eye and offers insight into the history and cultural diversity of Ukraine’s Kherson region and Southern Ukraine. 

The 2018 gala ceremony was held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland; under the patronage of the Chairperson of the Parliament of Moldova, Mr. Andrian Candu and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Mr. Harlem Désir. Mr. Désir and Valeriu Ghileţchi, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova, also Honorary Guest, Mrs. MEP Rebecca Harms, Co-Chair of the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly, the ambassador of Germany in Moldova Mrs. Angela Ganninger have given speeches and awarded the winners of ADAMI 2018.

In addition to the prize winners, this year ADAMI awarded Special Mention honors to five submissions:

🔷Being Young in Ashagi Saral – Aziz and Ali Ganievs, Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), Georgia 
🔷Odessan is My Nationality - Tatiana Suchkova, Elena Nemish, Echo Media, Ukraine
🔷 Belsat Music Live - Siarhei Budkin- Belsat TV, Belarus
🔷 From Crimea to Siberia: How Russia is Tormenting Political Prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko - Anna Tsigima, Natasha Gumeniuk, Broadcasted on Hromadske TV, Ukraine
🔷ACROSS THE RIVER. Life in a Small-Town Split Between Belarus and Latvia - Yuliya Kotskaya, Anton Trafimovich, Andre Shauliuha, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Belarus Service