Promoting Excellence in the Discourse on Europe. Since 1995, the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards are granted to outstanding media productions contributing to the development of a European society and value system. [learn more]
Medals of Excellence 2011
The Houses of Prayer of Minorities in Istanbul

Documentary by Istanbul University Communication Faculty (Turkey)

awarded with the

Erasmus EuroMedia 2011 Medal of Excellence for Cultural Feature

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Jury Statement

The Medal of Excellence for a Cultural Feature goes to the film documentary “Houses of Prayers”, produced and published by the Film Department of Istanbul University in connection to Istanbul’s nomination as a European Cultural Capital in 2010. The documentary tries to touch the horizons of hope that religious denominations and unities understand them selves as a community of prayers. The documentary has found a media language and a way of aesthetical design that assimilates traditions through their differences and honours rituals of praying and in same time as the cultural variety in finding an expression of faith. Congratulation!


Veerboot naar Holland

Documentary series by VARA (the Netherlands): Fidan Ekiz (director), Kees Schaap (editor in chief), Julia Rademaker (production)

awarded with the

Erasmus EuroMedia 2011 Medal of Excellence for Conversational Feature

 

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Jury Statement

The Medal of Excellence for Conversational Feature goes to the Dutch production (TV documentatry series) “Veerboot naar Holland”, because of its special style of conversation. The jury wants to honour the idea of telling a story about Turkish women emigrating to Holland under burdening circumstances in a way of a very charming and everyday language using conversational concept. By this way the production gains a lot of friendliness, which is important for intercultural tolerance. Congratulation!