Eight graduation projects from the Graduates 2018 have been nominated for the seventh edition of the AHK Graduation Prize. This prize, consisting of a sum of € 3,000, is awarded in two categories: for the best bachelor project and for the best master project. An audience award will also be presented. The jury, chaired by Xandra Schutte (chief editor De Groene Amsterdammer), will announce the winners on Monday 26 November.
Three bachelor projects and five master projects were nominated based on 33 entries:
- Dewy Venerius (Fine Art in Education), for Kawaii Fastfood Collection and the Foxy & Trash Panda Collection;
- Judith Sleddens (Theatre in Education), for PUHAHA;
- Daphne Lucker (Directing Fiction), for SISTERS.
- Francesco Ragazzi (Master of Film), for Filmmaking as a Method;
- Bengin Dawod Abdullah (Master in Urbanism), for The Soul of the City;
- Jeannette Moor and Olav van den Brekel (Master of Education in Arts), for Unframed;
- Christiaan Schuit (Master in Architecture), for From One Room to Another;
- Anne Nieuwenhuijs (Master in Landscape Architecture), for Liquid Land.
How do you compare choreography with an architectural design, or a heritage thesis with a mime performance? The jury are faced with a difficult task each year. Important criteria upon which the jury evaluates the entries, in addition to them having been assessed as very good, include the way in which a connection is made with the outside world in the graduation project, and the relevance of the work for the further development of the profession. The jury also takes into account the difference in level between Bachelor’s and Master’s graduation projects.
On 26 November, the jury will announce the winners during a festive ceremony. Also the winner of the audience award (whose content remains a surprise until the ceremony) will be announced. Everyone is welcome to attend this event.
Date: Monday 26 November 2018, 16:00-19:00 (including drinks reception)
Location: Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam
Information on all projects can be found on the AHK Graduation Prize website. You will soon be able to cast your vote for the audience award.