Annual professional award

WEVA Balcan Award 2018

Best Videographer

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

Participation

$23 for all categories.
Free for Pro account members.

Stages

Entry submission:
5 November — 5 December 2018 UTC 0
Judging:
6 December 2018 — 10 January 2019 UTC 0
Announcement of the winners:
19 January 2019

Judges

Adrian Ungureanu
Super-Judge
Adrian Ungureanu
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/adrian_ungureanu
Ploiesti, Romania
The Best Videographer of Romania 2017. "The family is the most important part of our lives, and the wedding is the foundation of the family"
Alexander Shnaider
Super-Judge
Alexander Shnaider
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/fonvi
Moscow, Russia
The Best Videographer of Russia 2017, modern videographer, founder of the FONVI Studio, shooting weddings around the world.
Goran Baba
Goran Baba
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/baba3dstudio
Skopje, North Macedonia
Experienced videographer from Macedonia, founder of Baba 3D studio, shooting weddings around the world.
Andrew Sinoversky
Andrew Sinoversky
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/synoversky
Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine
We are a team of filmmakers, creative people who look for inspiration in people and engaged a favorite business. We enjoy it! Like to travel and open new horizons.
Claudiu Vlas
Claudiu Vlas
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/primefilms
Arad, Romania
Going on a vacation with a borrowed dslr device, I would never have believed that things would go like this, that my passion would reach this level.
Sinisa Nenadic
Sinisa Nenadic
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/nenadic111
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Videographer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a regular member of the top 3 in his country
Dmitry Sedov
Dmitry Sedov
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/sedov
Moscow, Russia
Founder of the WEVA, producer, videographer with 20 years of experience.
Darius Cornean
Darius Cornean
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/darius_cornean
Oradea, Romania
My work is inspired by people's emotions. Because emotions bring life to their stories. I am a spiritual person, attentive to details, persevering, enthusiastic.
Igor Catrinescu
Igor Catrinescu
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/12345
Chisinau, Moldova
I like to create not only wedding clip, but i like to create a short film story, of different interesting couples. I ready to editing hours at a time for a perfect wedding films.
Alessandro Bordoni
Super-Judge
Alessandro Bordoni
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/alessandrobordoni
Milan, Italy
The Best Videographer of Italy 2017. With my wife Sole, we live seasonally between Los Angeles and Milan. Together, we travel all over the world filming weddings.
Sandra Skroblies
Sandra Skroblies
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/frauskroblies
Cologne, Germany
I'm the founder of a small team of wedding filmmakers based in Germany. Our heart beats for alternative weddings and free weddings, for candles and lanterns, barns, forests and the mountains.
Anton Serebryakov
Anton Serebryakov
snejinka.weva.pro/en/videographer/fiksvideo
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Anton and Nastya we are Fiks video production, the team of filmmakers from St. Petersburg. We like documentaries and share our couples unique stories through our films.

Main categories

WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Videographer - Paul & Carmen
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Winner
Bucharest, Romania

Best Videographer

21 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 Balcan Award 2018 - Best Videographer - Doves in Love | Jess & Jamie wedding in Santorini
2 place
Videographer I Do Films Global
Santorini, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Videographer - We Never Left // Elopement in Santorini
3 place
Videographer Anthony Venitis
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Videographer - “LOVE IS……”, Wedding in Nafplio, Greece, Short_Film
4 place
Videographer BeingThere videography
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Videographer - Jessica and Ryan
5 place
Videographer Vladimir Nadtochiy
Budva, Montenegro
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Video Editor - We Never Left // Elopement in Santorini
Videographer Anthony Venitis
Winner
Athens, Greece

Best Video Editor

15 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 Balcan Award 2018 - Best Video Editor - Kockaine wedding
2 place
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Bucharest, Romania
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Video Editor - Daria and Roger
3 place
Videographer Vladimir Nadtochiy
Budva, Montenegro
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Video Editor - Chemistry
4 place
Videographer Imagine Cinematography
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Video Editor - Merhunisa & Mirhad | Love Story Film | BIH / Mostar
5 place
Videographer LeeandLee Studio - Dragisha Stojnich
Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Cameraman - When love finds you …
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Winner
Bucharest, Romania

Best Cameraman

19 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 5 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Cameraman - Pure Love
2 place
Videographer Igor Catrinescu
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Cameraman - We Never Left // Elopement in Santorini
3 place
Videographer Anthony Venitis
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Cameraman - 6 dimineata, de Augustina Șiman
4 place
Videographer Marian Croitoru
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Cameraman - Chemistry
5 place
Videographer Imagine Cinematography
Athens, Greece

Wedding specializations

WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Sound Producer - Paul Carmen
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Winner
Bucharest, Romania

Best Sound Producer

2 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 2 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Sound Producer - Near Light
2 place
Videographer Anthony Venitis
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best SDE-maker - coming soon
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Winner
Bucharest, Romania

Best SDE-maker

4 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 5 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best SDE-maker - VADIM & GABRIELA // sde
2 place
Videographer Marian Croitoru
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best SDE-maker - Elopement in Santorini
3 place
Videographer Imagine Cinematography
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best SDE-maker - Wedding Day of Nena & Darko
4 place
Videographer Concept Production
Bitola, North Macedonia
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Colorist - MARIA & ILIAS | Coming Soon
Videographer Steve Oikonomou
Winner
Alexandroupoli, Greece

Best Colorist

6 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 2 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Colorist - Cuttings from several wedding videos
2 place
Videographer Anthony Venitis
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Colorist - coming soon
3 place
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Bucharest, Romania
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Colorist - Wilhelm party || teaser
4 place
Videographer Marian Croitoru
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Colorist - nature’s LOVE
5 place
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Pilot - LoveShowreel ║ Pilot for Wewa
Videographer Logic FreeMind
Winner
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Pilot

2 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 2 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Pilot - MILENA & IGOR
2 place
Videographer Concept Production
Bitola, North Macedonia

Wedding genres

WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Wedding Highlights - Charlotte & Robbie
Videographer Cinematography Wedding - dimH
Winner
Athens, Greece

Best Wedding Highlights

17 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 Balcan Award 2018 - Best Wedding Highlights - Walk with me... Tatiana and Gery wedding in Santo Wines Winery
2 place
Videographer I Do Films Global
Santorini, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Wedding Highlights - Victoria & Edward // Elopement in Santorini // Highlights
3 place
Videographer Anthony Venitis
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Wedding Highlights - V + M // Wedding Short Film
4 place
Videographer SkyTrip Studio
Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Wedding Highlights - Raw
5 place
Videographer Imagine Cinematography
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Walk - NATURE “LOVE”
Videographer Steve Oikonomou
Winner
Alexandroupoli, Greece

Best Walk

3 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 2 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Walk - WEDDING WALK-A&S
2 place
Videographer Logic FreeMind
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Walk - 50%
3 place
Videographer Imagine Cinematography
Athens, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Engagement - LOVE you
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Winner
Bucharest, Romania

Best Engagement

8 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 Balcan Award 2018 - Best Engagement - Merhunisa & Mirhad | Love Story Film | BIH / Mostar
2 place
Videographer LeeandLee Studio - Dragisha Stojnich
Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Engagement - A romantic wedding proposal
3 place
Videographer Knot Productions
Greece, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Engagement - The Letters from Italy
4 place
Videographer Branko Kozlina
Belgrade, Serbia
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Engagement - nature’s LOVE
5 place
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Save The Date - Waves of Love
Videographer Dima Vutcariov
Winner
Bucharest, Romania

Save The Date

3 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 2 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Save The Date - SAVE THE DATE
2 place
Videographer Logic FreeMind
Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Save The Date - Pre-Wedding: MILENA & IGOR
3 place
Videographer Concept Production
Bitola, North Macedonia

For new users

WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Young Professional - The Letters from Italy
Videographer Branko Kozlina
Winner
Belgrade, Serbia

Best Young Professional

7 participants
Description: for those registered on WEVA.PRO for no longer than one year.
Evaluated: film and editing skills - camera techniques, color grading, audio, creative editing, etc.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Young Professional - The symphony of Hearts...  Sandra and Martians Love story in 60 sec
2 place
Videographer I Do Films Global
Santorini, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Young Professional - Jessica and Ryan
3 place
Videographer Vladimir Nadtochiy
Budva, Montenegro
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Young Professional - Нас связала музыка
4 place
Videographer Darwin Solivagant
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Young Professional - Charis-Maria Wedding
5 place
Videographer Alexandros Ktistakis
Irakleion, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Debut of the Year - High on a Mountain of Love
Videographer Branko Kozlina
Winner
Belgrade, Serbia

Best Debut of the Year

6 participants
Description: for those registered on WEVA.PRO for no longer than one year.
Evaluated: any video that contains a plot which illustrates the director’s approach to developing emotion within the video.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Debut of the Year - Fransesca & Carsten | Andronis Concept Imerovigli
2 place
Videographer I Do Films Global
Santorini, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Debut of the Year - Charis-Maria Wedding
3 place
Videographer Alexandros Ktistakis
Irakleion, Greece
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Debut of the Year - Нас связала музыка
4 place
Videographer Darwin Solivagant
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Balcan Award 2018 - Best Debut of the Year - - Ice Story of Veronica and Oleg -
5 place
Videographer Eugeniu Maritoi
Chisinau, Moldova

Rules

Who can participate?

Registered videographer on the web-site WEVA.PRO, who is over 18 years old.
$23 for all categories. Free for Pro account members.
Only for users from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.

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.

Does the winning influence on videographer's rating in the local Contest?

No.

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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