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THE CAMPAIGN

With the Visit Europe Short Film campaign, the European Travel Commission (ETC), together with the European Commission, was looking to create a new inspirational video to promote Europe as a tourism destination.

In partnership with Screen South, the European Travel Commission invited filmmakers across Europe to submit their ideas for a short film for the "Never-Ending Journey" Short Film Competition. From a range of superb applications, 10 filmmakers were selected. They have presented their pitches below.

On June 21st, 5 finalists were invited to present their projects in Brussels to a panel of experts including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sir Alan Parker. After careful deliberation they announced ‘Rolling the Dice’ by Benoit & Detalle & Marija Jacimovic as the winner to the public.

Based on an invented dice game, the film sees the two protagonists' journey through Europe as they roll the dice at every step of the way to determine where they will go next.

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The film uses a pixilation and stop-motion animation visual style which helped these talented filmmakers win the praise of the jury amidst very strong competition from finalists drawn from entries from 24 countries across Europe.

The European Travel Commission and Screen South, Executive Producers on the film, worked closely with the filmmakers as they travelled across Europe through the summer. They gained access to film in fabulous locations and venues with the support of many Tourism Organisations and Film Commissions across the European regions.

THE WINNER

  • Visiting Europe soon? Here is an idea, why not make a unique and exciting travel game out of it? If you ever wanted to have a truly unique adventure, one that is full of surprises, amazing and unexpected things to discover at every turn, then why not do like the two characters of this short animation film entitled "Roll The Dice" by Marija Jacimovic and Benoit Detalle. Should you want to play, the rules are simple: Pick a starting point, and then at every step of the way, throw a pair of dice to see where they will take you next. The first roll will point out the direction to take and the second the distance to travel. A place of endless possibilities, no matter the roll of the dice, Europe will unveil to you its untold treasures, secrets and souvenirs that will continue to live long once the journey is over. With an original score by "Ti", the music will lift you up and make you wish your travel bags were already packed...

    Project's Name
    Roll the dice
    Director's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic
    Producer's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic; Dragana Jovovic (Line Producer); Ti (music).
    Country
    Serbia

The Longlist

  • Wayfaring

    Wayfaring is a short film charting a journey of 2 souls intrinsically linked but unaware of each other's existence. They set out on a journey of discovery until fate brings them together.

    Project's Name
    Wayfaring
    Director's Name
    Tim Watchorn (director, producer, cinematographer)
    Producer's Name
    David Proud (producer, writer, actor); Kelvin Packham (behind the scenes, camera assistant); Samantha Lyden (associate producer, actress); George Kallis (composer)
    Country
    UK
  • Ever wanted to go on an unknown journey to discover amazing and unexpected things every step of the way? Come to Europe, throw a pair of dice and see where the adventure takes you.

    Project's Name
    Roll the dice
    Director's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic
    Producer's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic; Dragana Jovovic (Line Producer); Ti (music).
    Country
    Serbia
  • What if a young man who’s addicted to his virtual life, wants to find out what life is really about. Not knowing what to expect, he starts traveling through Europe.

    Project's Name
    Today, now
    Director's Name
    Philipp Benedikt (camera, director, editor)
    Producer's Name
    Melanie Fritzer (producer, assistant)
    Country
    Austria
  • An old couple becomes younger every time they experience Europe. An endless journey full of thrilling adventures...

    Project's Name
    Traveling makes you younger
    Director's Name
    Costas Chrysanthou (producer)
    Producer's Name
    Stavros Pamballis (script supervision & editing); Ioannis Kourtis (music), Marko Lopez (sound); Liza Tsouloupas (production design); Michalis Argirou (storyboard & composition)
    Country
    Cyprus
  • A young French student recalls a recent chance encounter with a traveling nomad that spontaneously ignited a whirlwind romantic adventure through Europe.

    Project's Name
    Follow Me
    Director's Name
    Matthew Hopper (producer)
    Producer's Name
    Blindeye Films
    Country
    UK
  • It starts when a man steps onto a train and a journey begins, a journey through a travelling mind. Moments filled with feelings and senses, making the greatest journey of them all.

    Project's Name
    A travelling mind
    Director's Name
    Fred Handberg (director)
    Producer's Name
    Anna Carlsten (producer); Gunnar Nygren (DOP); Wilmer Kierkegaard (location manager); Ola Handberg (consulting production designer); Elsa Schroder (art director); Filmlance (editor, compositor, colorist)
    Country
    Sweden
  • One traveler meets another, each from different parts of the world: their lives and itineraries cross, just a few out of infinite possible wandering trails that Europe offers.

    Project's Name
    How way leads on to way
    Director's Name
    Giancarlo Spinelli (director)
    Producer's Name
    Enrico Mazzanti (assistant director); Angelo Coli (DOP)
    Country
    Italy
  • A short film about a traveller in an airport terminal looking through photos from travelling through Europe. However, this is only the beginning of a new journey.

    Project's Name
    Keep exploring
    Director's Name
    Temujin Doran (director)
    Producer's Name
    Henri d’Armancourt (audio); Alex Oliver (editor); Tom Martin (camera); Irrum Khan (animator)
    Country
    UK
  • Two friends from opposite sides in Europe will challenge themselves to visit 40 European countries in one month experiencing first hand what makes Europe a great place to visit.

    Project's Name
    One month, 40 countries
    Director's Name
    Sara Galvão (director)
    Producer's Name
    Yuri Krylov (producer)
    Country
    UK
  • Miss Marble and the young Sebastien fight in a merciless competition through Europe. How far will they go and who's gonna be tough enough to win?

    Project's Name
    Ready 4 Europe
    Director's Name
    Denis Mauguit (director)
    Producer's Name
    Charlie Maréchal (production manager); Christophe Clin (cinematography & calibration); Baptiste Leman (sound mixer); Thomas Foguenne (composer)
    Country
    Belgium

Practical information

  • 13th May 2013
    Deadline for having your entry completed
    and submitted
  • Week commencing 20th May
    10 long-listed finalists will be announced
  • Week commencing 3rd June
    Long-listed entries will run on social media
  • Week commencing 14th June
    5 short-listed finalists will be announced
  • 21th June
    Jury evaluation in Brussels & announcement
    of the winner
  • July & August
    Shooting & production
  • 23rd September
    Deadline for delivering the final-cut promotion film
  • Autumn
    The film will be announced at a European Film Festival
Close
  • Project's Name
    Roll the dice
    Director's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic
    Producer's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic; Dragana Jovovic (Line Producer); Ti (music).
    Country
    Serbia
  • Project's Name
    Wayfaring
    Director's Name
    Tim Watchorn (director, producer, cinematographer)
    Producer's Name
    David Proud (producer, writer, actor); Kelvin Packham (behind the scenes, camera assistant); Samantha Lyden (associate producer, actress); George Kallis (composer)
    Country
    UK
  • Project's Name
    Roll the dice
    Director's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic
    Producer's Name
    Benoit Detalle & Marija Jacimovic; Dragana Jovovic (Line Producer); Ti (music).
    Country
    Serbia
  • Project's Name
    Today, now
    Director's Name
    Philipp Benedikt (camera, director, editor)
    Producer's Name
    Melanie Fritzer (producer, assistant)
    Country
    Austria
  • Project's Name
    Traveling makes you younger
    Director's Name
    Costas Chrysanthou (producer)
    Producer's Name
    Stavros Pamballis (script supervision &s; editing); Ioannis Kourtis (music), Marko Lopez (sound); Liza Tsouloupas (production design); Michalis Argirou (storyboard &s; composition)
    Country
    Cyprus
  • Project's Name
    Follow Me
    Director's Name
    Matthew Hopper (producer)
    Producer's Name
    Blindeye Films
    Country
    UK
  • Project's Name
    A travelling mind
    Director's Name
    Fred Handberg (director)
    Producer's Name
    Anna Carlsten (producer); Gunnar Nygren (DOP); Wilmer Kierkegaard (location manager); Ola Handberg (consulting production designer); Elsa Schroder (art director); Filmlance (editor, compositor, colorist)
    Country
    Sweden
  • Project's Name
    How way leads on to way
    Director's Name
    Giancarlo Spinelli (director)
    Producer's Name
    Enrico Mazzanti (assistant director); Angelo Coli (DOP)
    Country
    Italy
  • Project's Name
    Keep exploring
    Director's Name
    Temujin Doran (director)
    Producer's Name
    Henri d’Armancourt (audio); Alex Oliver (editor); Tom Martin (camera); Irrum Khan (animator)
    Country
    UK
  • Project's Name
    One month, 40 countries
    Director's Name
    Sara Galvão (director)
    Producer's Name
    Yuri Krylov (producer)
    Country
    UK
  • Project's Name
    Ready 4 Europe
    Director's Name
    Denis Mauguit (director)
    Producer's Name
    Charlie Maréchal (production manager); Christophe Clin (cinematography & calibration); Baptiste Leman (sound mixer); Thomas Foguenne (composer)
    Country
    Belgium
  • Ever wanted to go on an unknown journey to discover amazing and unexpected things every step of the way? Come to Europe, throw a pair of dice and see where the adventure takes you.

  • Wayfaring is a short film charting a journey of 2 souls intrinsically linked but unaware of each other's existence. They set out on a journey of discovery until fate brings them together.

  • Ever wanted to go on an unknown journey to discover amazing and unexpected things every step of the way? Come to Europe, throw a pair of dice and see where the adventure takes you.

  • What if a young man who’s addicted to his virtual life, wants to find out what life is really about. Not knowing what to expect, he starts traveling through Europe.

  • An old couple becomes younger every time they experience Europe. An endless journey full of thrilling adventures...

  • A young French student recalls a recent chance encounter with a traveling nomad that spontaneously ignited a whirlwind romantic adventure through Europe.

  • It starts when a man steps onto a train and a journey begins, a journey through a travelling mind. Moments filled with feelings and senses, making the greatest journey of them all.

  • One traveler meets another, each from different parts of the world: their lives and itineraries cross, just a few out of infinite possible wandering trails that Europe offers.

  • A short film about a traveller in an airport terminal looking through photos from travelling through Europe. However, this is only the beginning of a new journey.

  • Two friends from opposite sides in Europe will challenge themselves to visit 40 European countries in one month experiencing first hand what makes Europe a great place to visit.

  • Miss Marble and the young Sebastien fight in a merciless competition through Europe. How far will they go and who's gonna be tough enough to win?.