International Honors

November 18, 2005

Belgian artist and SVA alum Johan Grimonprez (MFA 1992 Fine Arts) recently won first prize in the video category of Germany’s 2005 ZKM Medienkunstpreis (International Media Award) competition with Looking For Alfred, an exploration into the bizarre world of Alfred Hitchcock look-alikes. This prestigious award is given annually by ZKM (Center for Art and Media) and SWR (South West German Broadcasting Corporation) to an exceptional film or video from the world of art and/or science.

Another winner is Vishvanath Keerthisena’s (BFA 1995 Film and Video), whose film Mille Soya won six awards at the 30th Sarasavi Film Festival in Sri Lanka: Best Film, Best Director, Best Editor, Best Music Composer, Best Art Director and Best Cinematography.

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