Annual professional award

WEVA Award 2016

Best Videographer

Annual highest title for a videographer
who also is a cameraman, a video editor
and a designer all in one.

Participation

$30 for all categories.
Free for Pro account members.

Stages

Entry submission:
15 January — 14 February 2017 UTC 0
Judging:
15 February — 6 March 2017 UTC 0
Announcement of the winners:
7 March 2017

Judges

David Perry
Super-Judge
David Perry
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/davidperry
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Multi year WEVA.COM winner in addition to over forty other creative awards.
Robert Balasko
Super-Judge
Robert Balasko
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/robertbalasko
Samobor, Croatia
Known videographer, one of the pioneers of digital video, the author of his unique style.
Julia Vopilova
Super-Judge
Julia Vopilova
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/juju
Moscow, Russia
Milti awarded destination wedding videographer. Several years in a European Top10.
Riccardo Fasoli
Riccardo Fasoli
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/riccardofasoli
Düsseldorf, Germany
The most of the time I capture and edit weddings, but I love also to create imagefilms.
Nino Leitner
Nino Leitner
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/ninoleitner
Vienna, Austria
Award winning filmmaker, Director of Photography and film producer, working globally.
Frankie Costa
Frankie Costa
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/judge/frankiecosta
Balneario Camboriu, Brazil
Elected by Canon among the 50 best wedding photographers in the world.
VisualMasterpiece
VisualMasterpiece
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/visualmasterpiece
Brea, CA, United States
A High End Destination Wedding Boutique Based in Southern California
Nik Pekridis
Nik Pekridis
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/judge/pekridis
Thessaloniki, Greece
One of the most awarded wedding photographers in Europe. Popular teacher and coach.
Patrick Moreau
Patrick Moreau
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/patrickmoreau
Montréal, Canada
Worked for some big brands, directed several documentaries, won some Emmy’s...
Jeneva Studio
Jeneva Studio
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/jeneva
Moscow, Russia
Winner of numerous awards studio which has its own unique wedding style.
Rafa Gonsalves
Rafa Gonsalves
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/ragcinematografia
San Paolo, Brazil
Active brazilian videographer, coach and practic.
Anton Yasirov
Anton Yasirov
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/anton_yasirov
Kiev, Ukraine
The Best colorist 2015, videographer, editor, cameraman.
Yarets Studio
Yarets Studio
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/yaretsstudio
Lviv, Ukraine
Yury and his wife, Uliana are multiple awarded Yarets Studio from Ukraine.
Ninoslav Stojanovic
Ninoslav Stojanovic
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/judge/login7293
Nis, Serbia
Active european teacher, organizer, photographer, expert.
Gaby Nehme
Gaby Nehme
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/judge/nehme
Jounieh, Lebanon
Photographer and most popular teacher from Lebanon.
Ricardo Mariga
Ricardo Mariga
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/diadfilms
Erechim, Brazil
Known in South America videographer, social activist and director.
Maria Bushaeva
Maria Bushaeva
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/mariabushaeva
N. Novgorod, Russia
The Best Videoeditor 2015, videographer and nice girl :)
Dmitry Sedov
Dmitry Sedov
vedeneev.weva.pro/en/videographer/sedov
Moscow, Russia
Owner the biggest russian videographers association, designer, videographer, coach

Main categories

WEVA Award 2016 - Best Videographer - Lene + Russ // Stavanger, Norway
Videographer Maru Films
Winner
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best Videographer

156 participants
Description: specialist whose video
most harmoniously combine story line,
musical arrangement, mounting solutions
and video design.
Evaluated: ready video of one real
wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Videographer - Wedding Calcutta | India
2 place
Videographer Reticências Produções
Porto, Portugal
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Videographer - The Wonder Of You
3 place
Videographer George Zorbas
Athens, Greece
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Videographer - Nethouse Wedstival I Laura & Jorge
4 place
Videographer Elton Sabatino
San Paolo, Brazil
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Videographer - Lawrence & Queenie · Wedding Day | HongKong Disney
5 place
Videographer Essie Chang
Guangzhou, China
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Video Editor - The Wonder Of You
Videographer George Zorbas
Winner
Athens, Greece

Best Video Editor

105 participants
Description: specialist with the most creative
attitude and the most interesting solutions
in the wedding editing, the best compocisional
finds; who prepares video using computer
graphics and effects.
Evaluated: best episode of ready video
from the one real wedding.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Video Editor - Wedding Calcutta | India
2 place
Videographer Reticências Produções
Porto, Portugal
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Video Editor - Sochi - Rosa Khutor / Alexandr & Yana / Teaser
3 place
Videographer Alexandr Zamuruew
Moscow, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Video Editor - Marry Me Studio - Goetz Palace Wedding
4 place
Videographer Marry Me Studio
Warsaw, Poland
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Video Editor - Aleksandra & Marcin
5 place
Videographer Piękny dzień Studio
Pszczyna, Poland
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Cameraman - SHOWREEL
Videographer Артём Корчагин
Winner
N. Novgorod, Russia

Best Cameraman

109 participants
Description: specialist with the most creative
attitude to mordern wedding video shooting,
with the most interesting plans
and visual solutions.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes, showing
cameraman skills, work with illumination
and edditional equipment.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Cameraman - Kiss me goodnight! | Wedding Film in Rome
2 place
Videographer Diego Ortuso
Rome, Italy
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Cameraman - Together we walk
3 place
Videographer Al Agua Cinema
Miami, FL, United States
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Cameraman - The Wonder Of You
4 place
Videographer George Zorbas
Athens, Greece
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Cameraman - PABLO Y MAR
5 place
Videographer La fabriqueta films
Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Wedding specializations

WEVA Award 2016 - Best Sound Producer - The Wonder Of You
Videographer George Zorbas
Winner
Athens, Greece

Best Sound Producer

33 participants
Description: specialist in the field
of recording and sound-design,
which videos contains better
and more interesting soundtracks.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Sound Producer - Marina & Andrej
2 place
Videographer Happy Moments
Hamburg, Germany
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Sound Producer - Romanian Mystery Project
3 place
Videographer Avatarfilms
Perm, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Sound Producer - ESPACIO Y TIEMPO
4 place
Videographer MR Filmmakers
Sevilla, Spain
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Sound Producer - Wedding flash
5 place
Videographer Skyline Videographer
Brescia, Italy
WEVA Award 2016 - Best SDE-maker - PROSTUDIO :: POLAND :: Iza.Tim
Videographer Pro Studio
Winner
Warsaw, Poland

Best SDE-maker

53 participants
Description: video created during
the wedding day with participation
of a videographer's team.
Evaluated: ready video created during
the real wedding day.
Duration: maximum 6 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best SDE-maker - The Wedding Diana & Bruno
2 place
Videographer Film Art Team
Porto, Portugal
WEVA Award 2016 - Best SDE-maker - Фёдор и Екатерина
3 place
Videographer Welcome Films
Moscow, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Best SDE-maker - SDE ANA Y PASCU
4 place
Videographer La fabriqueta films
Castellón de la Plana, Spain
WEVA Award 2016 - Best SDE-maker - WEVA Awards - Wedding SDE from Beijing
5 place
Videographer Dreamwood Cinematography
Minsk, Belarus
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Colorist - Kiss me goodnight! | Wedding Film in Rome
Videographer Diego Ortuso
Winner
Rome, Italy

Best Colorist

53 participants
Description: specialist in the field
of work with colors, whose videos
contain individual style, creative
solutions and exceptional
color solution.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Colorist - Wedding film in Portofino || Cecilia & Lars
2 place
Videographer Alessandro Bordoni
Milan, Italy
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Colorist - How fortunate we are...
3 place
Videographer Al Agua Cinema
Miami, FL, United States
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Colorist - Александр и Дарья
4 place
Videographer Welcome Films
Moscow, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Colorist - Marlena | Adam - Falling in Love
5 place
Videographer Low Light Productions
Gdansk, Poland
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Pilot - Pilot Reel
Videographer Артём Корчагин
Winner
N. Novgorod, Russia

Best Pilot

50 participants
Description: the author of exciting videos created with such camaraman equipment: drones, camera dollies, steadicams, camera sliders and electrostabilizers.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings showing a mastership of work with aquipment.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Pilot - Showreel
2 place
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Pilot - Wedding Iwona and Machado (Polónia)
3 place
Videographer Reticências Produções
Porto, Portugal
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Pilot - Juriy&Oksana / France, Mougins
4 place
Videographer Gennadij Kulik
Odessa, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Pilot - Philip + Echo
5 place
Videographer Essie Chang
Guangzhou, China

Wedding genres

WEVA Award 2016 - Best Wedding Highlights - Kiss me goodnight! | Wedding Film in Rome
Videographer Diego Ortuso
Winner
Rome, Italy

Best Wedding Highlights

153 participants
Description: video clip from
one wedding where there are all hightlights of the wedding day.
Evaluated: ready video of one real
wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Wedding Highlights - The Wonder Of You
2 place
Videographer George Zorbas
Athens, Greece
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Wedding Highlights - Boda Documental
3 place
Videographer Santi Veiga
Sevilla, Spain
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Wedding Highlights - Vitor e Marisa Cuba
4 place
Videographer Reticências Produções
Porto, Portugal
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Wedding Highlights - Dmitry & Evgenia || Muscari
5 place
Videographer Roman Khlyustov
Moscow, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Walk - Rose & Leonid
Videographer Dreamwood Cinematography
Winner
Minsk, Belarus

Best Walk

39 participants
Description: video created during
the wedding walk which shows
feelings and emothions
of the couple.
Evaluated: video cuttings with highlights
of one walk without a wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Walk - Kristina & Konstantin
2 place
Videographer Happy Moments
Hamburg, Germany
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Walk - Stefan and Anetta
3 place
Videographer Alex Rud
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Walk - Andrew&Mariya
4 place
Videographer Максим Иванов
N. Novgorod, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Walk - WALK IN LONDON
5 place
Videographer La fabriqueta films
Castellón de la Plana, Spain
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Engagement - Beauty lives in you
Videographer SOUL VIDEO
Winner
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Best Engagement

74 participants
Description: video with any episode contains the love story or wedding preparation except the wedding itself.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from one love story.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Engagement - La Serenissima Vol I
2 place
Videographer BKT FILMS
Paris, France
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Engagement - LoveStory_Telephone
3 place
Videographer Shaxzod Pulatov
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Engagement - The Love Story
4 place
Videographer Michael Khodanovsky
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
WEVA Award 2016 - Best Engagement - Love Story (Mirobid & Nazima)
5 place
Videographer GOLD VISION GROUP
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
WEVA Award 2016 - Save The Date - Екатерина и Фёдор
Videographer Welcome Films
Winner
Moscow, Russia

Save The Date

32 participants
Description: wedding video-invitation
with participation of the couple including exact date and celebration place.
Evaluated: an idea, quality of video
and mounting, availability
of graphics and sound.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.
WEVA Award 2016 - Save The Date - Diane + Elli Roy Save the Date
2 place
Videographer Alain Dax Victorino
Reno, NV, United States
WEVA Award 2016 - Save The Date - The small garden on the roof
3 place
Videographer Avatarfilms
Perm, Russia
WEVA Award 2016 - Save The Date - Raquel & Fernando = Adventure
4 place
Videographer Henrique Ogata No3 Filmes
San Paolo, Brazil
WEVA Award 2016 - Save The Date - Save The Date | Danielle & Antonis
5 place
Videographer Studio  Phosart
Athens, Greece

Rules

Who can participate?

Registered videographer on the web-site WEVA.PRO, who is over 18 years old.
$30 for all categories. Free for Pro account members.

What kind of videos should be submited?

Only video fully complying with the description and specifications of the category is allowed to participate in the Contest.

Technical requirements

For participation in the Contest video preliminary is uploaded to video-hosting Youtube or Vimeo. In the uploading video form to the category the link indicated to a video at an appropriate video hosting. It is dersirable to upload video of HD-quality. Screenshot should be uploaded to each video which gives an idea about video content. Screenshots with logo are banned.

Which videos are forbidden?

Video is not allowed to participate in the Competition if it contains inappropriate or unethical content included in the list of restrictions adopted in internet or not corresponding to the traditional standards of the wedding video. Every video can be deleted from Contest with accordance of deсision of WEVA and this decision can not be discussed.

It is possible to add to one catagory several videos?

No.

What is the procedure of judjing?

There are 5 judges who responsible for each category and have access to rate video only in their category. After announcement of the begining of voting each member of jury can watch video and vote using 10-point scale. Rates compliance to the category, the video quality, the wow-factor, the overall impression. Rating can be changed during voting period.

When judges finish the voting, super-judges start to vote. Super-judges look through all the categories but rate only 5 videos in each category which reached maximum points after main judging process.

Which prizes will the winners receive?

Winners of three main categories will get special statuettes. All the winners will get diplomas of the Contest and distinctive marks in their profiles and Pro account for the year.

How to get the prize?

Prizes and special awards will be shipped by mail to the Winners. Diplomas for Winners will be send by e-mail for printing or for publishing on web-sites.

Does the winning influence on the rating of videographer?

Yes. The owner of a title - Best Videographer WEVA.PRO - occupies the 1-st place in catalogue of videographes for the next year till announcement of the results of the next year Contest. The finalists in other categories receive bonus rating.

Other important things you need to know

Participating in the Contest you agree with all mentioned rules. You also garantee that you are the author of all videos which you upload and and not any 3-rd person has nothing against it.

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