CONGRATULATIONS to all the participants! All of us at SikhNet consider ALL of the films to be winners! Each and every film is unique and interesting in it's own way. The festival was designed to encourage and inspire our youth to get involved in media and film and use their creativity to produce interesting and educational pieces designed to spread the spirit of Sikhi. This has happened with great success!
The competition part for prizes is only there to help motivate youth to take the time to produce something of quality. Plus, it can be fun to compete and have a chance to win cash prizes!
We hope that all the viewer's and participants feel encouraged as to the power of making a short video/film to communicate a message, and that you don't need to be a "professional" to do so. We plan to hold another online youth film festival in 2007 and we welcome you to participate!
We hope you'll take the time to watch all the films, read the comments by others and share your own thoughts about each of the videos submitted to the film festival. This gives valuable encouragement to the producers and promotes dialog on the topic of the film.
Our very qualified panel of six judges have watched all the qualifying films and submitted their results. The winners of the 2006 SikhNet Youth Film Festival Competition are as follows:
JUNIOR DIVISION (11 – 17 years old)
- First Place ($500 US Dollars) - "One Light" by Angad Singh, from Roswell, GA - United States
- Second Place ($250 US Dollars) - "Farz" by Lovejot & Sehebir Singh, from New Delhi - India.
- Third Place ($125 US Dollars) – "The Martyrdom of Hakikat Singhi" by Satprit Kaur, Seattle Washington - United States
INTERMEDIATE DIVISION (18 – 25 years old)
- First Place ($1000 US Dollars) - "Gurmukh Singh" by Jasmeet & Baljeet Singh Bansal, from Easton, Pennsylvania - United States
- Second Place ($500 US Dollars) - "Bhooley Marg Jinhe Bataya" by Bhupinder Batth, from Chandigarh, Union Territory - India
- Third Place ($250 US Dollars) – "Jaswant Singh Khalra: A Martyr of Human Rights" by Raj Singh, from San Antonio, Texas – United States
SENIOR DIVISION (26 or Older)
- First Place - "Teen Puncture" by Ashish Bhatia, from Mumbai, Maharashtra - India
- Second Place - "Pingalwara - Home for the Homeless" by Pingalwara Sangat, Amritsar, Punjabi - India
- Third Place – "Gurus Pride" by Sukhvinder Pal Singh, Hyderabad, AP - India
|Criteria for Judging the Videos|
|It is a difficult task to judge each video in this unique film festival. All the judges did their best by rating each film on a scale of 1-5 in the following four categories. The total score for all the categories and participants determined the winners. |