COPEAM renews, for the 2016 edition, its support to the PLURAL+ Video Festival, organized by UNAOC and IOM, in cooperation with a wide number of international partners. The main goal of this competition is to give voice to young video makers expressing their experiences and thoughts on migration, diversity and social inclusion.
Over 300 short videos from 64 countries around the world have been submitted this year in the three categories grouped by age (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). For this edition, COPEAM decided to assign its special prize to “Unfinished Tales: Fool's Paradise” by Hussam Ismail (Jordan) with the following motivation:
“Imagination replacing reality, beauty overtaking horror, the strength of life winning over war and death: this is the message conveyed by this animation film which, from a miserable hospital room, brings us into a poetic and delicate dimension, thanks to the unique evocative power of the human mind. The director's technical mastery crowns this short feature which is a complete audiovisual work by itself.”
The winner will be invited to present its video during the 24th annual Conference of COPEAM, to be held in Beirut from 11 to 13 May 2017.