Film can be a powerful engagement tool, delivering compelling and relatable messages on any topic. Road safety is no exception, which is why the Laser International Foundation held the 1st European road safety film festival.
With more than 60 registered films, the festival offered a diverse and dynamic collection of films from right around the world. There were entries from 28 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Canada, Congo, Czechs Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sultanate of Oman, Switzerland, Senegal, The Netherlands, and Uruguay.
The NGO Road Safety Russia took home two of the awards, the Grand Prix for their film Pictograms, and the Special award of the UNECE Forum of Road Safety for the film, Invisible Menace. The Special award of PRI, was awarded to Poland’s National Road Safety Council for, 10 less, Slow down and the Special Award of EYFRS (European Youth Forum for Road Safety) went to France’s Association Prévention Routière for their film Avant de mourir.
Festival-goers had the final say on which of the films were recognized for awards. By casting electronic votes, participants evaluated the films on the basis of clarity and relevance of the message, originality of the script, and cinematic quality.
For the full list of award winners, visit: https://www.facebook.com/European-Road-Safety-Film-Festival-1473070296331679/