Olafur Arnalds: Results!

Olafur Arnalds has made a selection for the project to make the official music video for “This Place Was A Shelter”.

Olafur had this to say: “There were 198 submissions and I did watch every single one, although by the last hundred or so I was getting a little bit tired. But I made sure to watch them twice so that I didn’t miss anything great. What shocked me the most was the great production quality of almost every single video… I feel very honoured to receive all these great pieces of art.”

Be sure to watch his full announcement:


A huge congratulations to Ádám Bedzsula & Erik Kocsis (maentis) from Hungary! They receive $4,000!

Here’s how they described their video: “On the waves of life you can die in a million different ways. Anger, pain, losing something precious may make you sink slowly in the ocean of struggle. But is there a possibility of million rebirths? Well… if you go down to the abyss of yourself to let the heavy weights go away, then you could be able to find your way towards your new breath. These experiences throughout our life could reflect the bigger picture and may tell us if there is salvation after we pass away.”


A special mention to Olafur’s top 5 finalist videos:

genero.tv/watch-video/35609Pauline GØASMAT (France) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35774Michal Napierzynski (United Kingdom) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35892Tomek (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35920artem.iurchenko (France)
genero.tv/watch-video/35626Romain Assénat (Belgium)

Thanks to all filmmakers who submitted a video for this project. There are some truly stunning and beautiful videos. A final congratulations to the wider finalist group and Genero Awards Staff Picks:

genero.tv/watch-video/35853jules+jarred (Australia)
genero.tv/watch-video/35684thejump (Spain)
genero.tv/watch-video/35687JEANVITALJOLIAT (Switzerland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35753Convictions films (Canada)
genero.tv/watch-video/35854kacper (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35896puzel (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35912Drawmatic (Germany)
genero.tv/watch-video/35914Ilya Yakimchuk (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35545Margoulaine (France) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35616William Lacalmontie (France) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35618Olim (Australia) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35640samjackgilmore (United Kingdom) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35718ivan.noel.7 (Argentina) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35755killaura (Poland) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35855Yannick Hanafi (France) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35874Johnny Likens (United States) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35880yophoto91 (United States) – Staff Pick
genero.tv/watch-video/35767surfaceofthesun (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35590piethro.Hernandez (Mexico)
genero.tv/watch-video/35596Radoslaw Domanski (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35758rika.hammen (Denmark)
genero.tv/watch-video/35795IwonaBielecka (Poland)
genero.tv/watch-video/35827self.professed.writer (Australia)
genero.tv/watch-video/35856conrad (South Africa)
genero.tv/watch-video/35882Limonte (Argentina)
genero.tv/watch-video/35840andresel (Colombia) – Staff Pick