Annual professional award

WEVA Award 2019

Best Videographer

Annual highest title for a videographer
who also is a cameraman, a video editor
and a designer all in one.

Participation

$30 for all categories.
Free for Pro account members.

Stages

Entry submission:
1 — 29 December 2019 UTC 0
Judging:
30 December 2019 — 1 February 2020 UTC 0
Announcement of the winners:
2 February 2020

Judges

Garrette Baird
Super-Judge
Garrette Baird
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/garrettebaird
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Garrette & Amber Baird. With more than 14 years of experience and over 600 cinematic weddings, they launched Eyenamics to the consumer and Gear Glasses and Gadgets to the professional.
Josh Helton
Super-Judge
Josh Helton
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/alittlelongdistance
Nashville, TN, United States
Josh of A Little Long Distance. Creative storytelling with an emphasis on nostalgia. LoveStoriesTV “Wedding Filmmaker of the Year”, “Most Creative Cinematography” & “Most Emotional Moment”.
Stanislav Barachevsky
Stanislav Barachevsky
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/barachevsky
Kiev, Ukraine
We love to travel and are always ready to shoot your wedding anywhere in the world to create new and unforgettable videos.
Helder Lopes
Helder Lopes
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/helderlopes
Porto, Portugal
We believe each detail counts and we enhance the beauty that needs to be seen. Every story is worth while sharing and that´s the main reason of FILM ART TEAM’s existence.
Riccardo Ferranti
Riccardo Ferranti
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/riccardoferranti
Brescia, Italy
Italian wedding videographer. Member of ANV (Associazione nazionale videografi). Winner of the WEVA Award 2018 and WEVA ItAward 2018.
Marcin Zakrzewski
Marcin Zakrzewski
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/prostudio
Warsaw, Poland
We create high quality wedding videos, commercials, company promotions, video clips and video modeling.
Arina Balerina
Arina Balerina
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/arina_balerina
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Founder of team wedding videographers since 2012 based In LA, US, winner of WEVA awards 2018. We are Russian but we smile.
Dmitry Sedov
Dmitry Sedov
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/sedov
Rome, Italy
WEVA Founder, videographer, koach, traveller
Artem Oneshchak
Artem Oneshchak
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/oneshchak_production
Kiev, Ukraine
One of the most successful studios, a powerful leader in Ukrainian videography, working already around the world.
Dima Raduga
Dima Raduga
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/raduga
Moscow, Russia
The best Videoeditor of WEVA 2019. Russian underground. One of the most shocking and discussed videographers in Russia.
Fabio Stanzione
Fabio Stanzione
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/fabiostanzione
Bari, Italy
Videographer, destination wedding professionals, creative freelancers with a narrative style related to reportage.
Anthony Venitis
Anthony Venitis
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/bvweddingfilms
Athens, Greece
Multiple award-winning cinematographer with international awards. I strive to capture the grace and integrity of life’s most powerful and fleeting moments.
Dmitry Litvinov
Dmitry Litvinov
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/litvinovdima
Moscow, Russia
Work in big projects, color grading for such successful brands as Sprite, Toyota, H&M, etc.
Angel Mellizo
Angel Mellizo
ferreiraemaciel.weva.pro/en/videographer/eachandeverymoment
London, United Kingdom
We love being behind the camera, incorporating cinematic techniques into our work to find the best way to capture the essence of every couple through each and every moment of their big day.

Main categories

WEVA Award 2019 - Best Videographer - PAPA LOVES MAMBO // Hugo and Kirsty
Videographer Marco De Nigris
Winner
Lecce, Italy

Best Videographer

235 participants
Description: specialist whose video
most harmoniously combine story line,
musical arrangement, mounting solutions
and video design.
Evaluated: ready video of one real
wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Videographer - Hindu/Japanese wedding in California
2 place
Videographer Lev Kamalov
Los Angeles, CA, United States
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Videographer - #WeddingTT
3 place
Videographer Viktoriya Paramonova
Moscow, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Videographer - Camilla & Hugo / Marrakech Wedding
4 place
Videographer Hugo Sousa Films
Lisboa, Portugal
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Videographer - Dasha + Sergey | film
5 place
Videographer FIKS production
Saint Petersburg, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Video Editor - https://vimeo.com/379796532
Videographer Evgeny Hollywood
Winner
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Best Video Editor

186 participants
Description: specialist with the most creative
attitude and the most interesting solutions
in the wedding editing, the best compocisional
finds; who prepares video using computer
graphics and effects.
Evaluated: best episode of ready video
from the one real wedding.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Video Editor - Kraków - Destination wedding in Poland
2 place
Videographer Giulio Cantarella
Catania, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Video Editor - Mountains Between Us
3 place
Videographer EMOTiONS PRO
Kazan, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Video Editor - Denis&Diana
5 place
Videographer Portrait Video Studio
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Cameraman - NEWVISION …Showreeel
Videographer Mikhail Kohanyuk
Winner
Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Best Cameraman

197 participants
Description: specialist with the most creative
attitude to mordern wedding video shooting,
with the most interesting plans
and visual solutions.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes, showing
cameraman skills, work with illumination
and edditional equipment.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Cameraman - Portrait Video Studio Showreel
2 place
Videographer Portrait Video Studio
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Cameraman -  THE WORLD IN OUR FEET
3 place
Videographer TONG STUDIO
Shenzhen, China
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Cameraman - Al Agua Cinema 2020
4 place
Videographer Al Agua Cinema
Miami, FL, United States
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Cameraman - reel'19
5 place
Videographer Rustam Kurbanov
Moscow, Russia

Wedding specializations

WEVA Award 2019 - Best Colorist - A woodland melody
Videographer Lenny Pellico
Winner
Bologna, Italy

Best Colorist

133 participants
Description: specialist in the field
of work with colors, whose videos
contain individual style, creative
solutions and exceptional
color solution.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Colorist - Chateau de Villette  - Wedding highlights (dynamic)
2 place
Videographer Dreamwood Cinematography
Minsk, Belarus
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Colorist - Teaser: Nina + Martin | Austria
3 place
Videographer Juergen Holcik
Vienna, Austria
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Colorist - Kendal and Micah amazing elopement in the cliff side of Santorini
4 place
Videographer Vasileios Tsirakidis
Santorini, Greece
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Colorist - Colour showreel
5 place
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Sound Producer - Wedding Showreel **Without Music**! BLTN Studio
Videographer BLTN Studio
Winner
Plock, Poland

Best Sound Producer

114 participants
Description: specialist in the field
of recording and sound-design,
which videos contains better
and more interesting soundtracks.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Sound Producer - Portrait Showreel ‘18
2 place
Videographer Portrait Video Studio
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Sound Producer - Artem & Dasha
3 place
Videographer Maxim Kaplya
Rostov-na-Donu, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Sound Producer - HEARTBEAT #truelovestory TEASER
4 place
Videographer Daniele Fusco
Lecce, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Sound Producer - Iceland_Kevin ∞ Tanya
5 place
Videographer Atis Rotar
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Pilot - PILOT Showreel 2019
Videographer OMEGA Studio
Winner
Odessa, Ukraine

Best Pilot

75 participants
Description: the author of exciting videos created with such camaraman equipment: drones, camera dollies, steadicams, camera sliders and electrostabilizers.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from real weddings showing a mastership of work with aquipment.
Duration: maximum 2 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Pilot - ShowReel 2019
2 place
Videographer Sergey Andreev
Moscow, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Pilot - AERO SHOWREEL 2019
3 place
Videographer Alex Cupid
Odessa, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Pilot - Tenerife best Pilot
4 place
Videographer Igor Catrinescu
Chisinau, Moldova
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Pilot - best pilot 2019
5 place
Videographer EMOTiONS PRO
Kazan, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best SDE-maker - Victor and Anastasiya | SDE
Videographer EMOTiONS PRO
Winner
Kazan, Russia

Best SDE-maker

85 participants
Description: video created during
the wedding day with participation
of a videographer's team.
Evaluated: ready video created during
the real wedding day.
Duration: maximum 4 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best SDE-maker - Beni & Ale {Wedding Day
2 place
Videographer Darius Cornean
Oradea, Romania
WEVA Award 2019 - Best SDE-maker - i’m with you forever
3 place
Videographer Golden Legend
Kherson, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best SDE-maker - Eglė \ Mindaugas
4 place
Videographer Edgaras Kniuksta
Klaipėda, Lithuania
WEVA Award 2019 - Best SDE-maker - I know a lot about love
5 place
Videographer Ilia Novikov
Moscow, Russia

Wedding genres

WEVA Award 2019 - Best Wedding Highlights - Find me
Videographer Alexey Gerbov
Winner
Moscow, Russia

Best Wedding Highlights

217 participants
Description: video clip from
one wedding where there are all hightlights of the wedding day.
Evaluated: ready video of one real
wedding.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Wedding Highlights - Crazy yellow bus.
2 place
Videographer PEPA Studio
Zielona Gora, Poland
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Wedding Highlights - Sasha & Masha /wedding clip/
3 place
Videographer Svitlo  Films
Lviv, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Wedding Highlights - Hindu/Japanese wedding in California
4 place
Videographer Lev Kamalov
Los Angeles, CA, United States
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Wedding Highlights - Wedding in Masseria | Puglia
5 place
Videographer Sergio Eblo
Lecce, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Walk - Jeny & Eloo
Videographer Evgeny Hollywood
Winner
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Best Walk

125 participants
Description: video created during
the wedding walk which shows
feelings and emothions
of the couple.
Evaluated: video cuttings with highlights
of one walk without a wedding.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Walk - The book of memories
2 place
Videographer Vutcariov Dima
Bucharest, Romania
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Walk - A&O / Lago di Braies
3 place
Videographer Family Films
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Walk - Masa and Luka
4 place
Videographer Leonid Smith
Voronezh, Russia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Walk - ‘WE ARE ONE’
5 place
Videographer Giuseppe Piserchia
Naples, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Engagement - Los Angeles love story
Videographer Lev Kamalov
Winner
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Best Engagement

128 participants
Description: video with any episode contains the love story or wedding preparation except the wedding itself.
Evaluated: cutting of video episodes
from one love story.
Duration: maximum 5 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Engagement - LOVE is a NAME
2 place
Videographer Vutcariov Dima
Bucharest, Romania
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Engagement - Love Story of "Hassan & Lavisha" | Bali, Indonesia - FILOMENA
3 place
Videographer Filomena Story
Bali, Indonesia
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Engagement - Engagementa [Ivan&Alexandra]
4 place
Videographer Igor Osovik
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Engagement - Engagement in London
5 place
Videographer Valerio D’Andrassi
Rome, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Save The Date - Fabrizio e Melanie // SAVE THE DATE
Videographer Marco De Nigris
Winner
Lecce, Italy

Save The Date

56 participants
Description: wedding video-invitation
with participation of the couple including exact date and celebration place.
Evaluated: an idea, quality of video
and mounting, availability
of graphics and sound.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Save The Date - Invitation  | Save The Date |
2 place
Videographer Anton Yasirov
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Save The Date - I'll dress! (maybe...)
3 place
Videographer Anna Demyanenko
Kiev, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Save The Date - Grace & Rupert | Save the date
4 place
WEVA Award 2019 - Save The Date - A Soul Without Pain // Save The Date
5 place
Videographer Elton Sabatino
San Paolo, Brazil

For new users

WEVA Award 2019 - Best Young Professional - Showreel/19
Videographer Andrey Nikitin
Winner
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Best Young Professional

83 participants
Description: for those registered on WEVA.PRO for no longer than one year.
Evaluated: film and editing skills - camera techniques, color grading, audio, creative editing, etc.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Young Professional - Sasha & Masha /wedding clip/
2 place
Videographer Svitlo  Films
Lviv, Ukraine
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Young Professional - BETTY + RAFA  Nayarit, Mexico
3 place
Videographer Momentos  de Vida
Guadalajara, Mexico
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Young Professional - Wedding in Masseria | Puglia
4 place
Videographer Sergio Eblo
Lecce, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Young Professional - Jake & Nic at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
5 place
Videographer Paul Cryer
Manchester, United Kingdom
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Debut of the Year - More than memories / Больше чем память
Videographer Peter Starostin
Winner
Moscow, Russia

Best Debut of the Year

83 participants
Description: for those registered on WEVA.PRO for no longer than one year.
Evaluated: any video that contains a plot which illustrates the director’s approach to developing emotion within the video.
Duration: maximum 3 minutes.
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Debut of the Year - Edgard & Reina
2 place
Videographer George Kapsalis
Athens, Greece
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Debut of the Year - Stefano and Aleksa. Rome 2019
3 place
Videographer Polina Razumovskaya
Rome, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Debut of the Year - The Reason
4 place
Videographer Giulio Cantarella
Catania, Italy
WEVA Award 2019 - Best Debut of the Year - || Between the fall and the Creation ||
5 place
Videographer Ivan Marangio Films
Naples, Italy

Rules

Who can participate?

Registered videographer on the web-site WEVA.PRO, who is over 18 years old.
$30 for all categories. Free for Pro account members.

What kind of videos should be submited?

Only video fully complying with the description and specifications of the category is allowed to participate in the Contest.

Technical requirements

For participation in the Contest video preliminary is uploaded to video-hosting Youtube or Vimeo. In the uploading video form to the category the link indicated to a video at an appropriate video hosting. It is dersirable to upload video of HD-quality. Screenshot should be uploaded to each video which gives an idea about video content. Screenshots with logo are banned.

Which videos are forbidden?

Video is not allowed to participate in the Competition if it contains inappropriate or unethical content included in the list of restrictions adopted in internet or not corresponding to the traditional standards of the wedding video. Every video can be deleted from Contest with accordance of deсision of WEVA and this decision can not be discussed.

It is possible to add to one catagory several videos?

No.

What is the procedure of judjing?

There are 5 judges who responsible for each category and have access to rate video only in their category. After announcement of the begining of voting each member of jury can watch video and vote using 10-point scale. Rates compliance to the category, the video quality, the wow-factor, the overall impression. Rating can be changed during voting period.

When judges finish the voting, super-judges start to vote. Super-judges look through all the categories but rate only 5 videos in each category which reached maximum points after main judging process.

Which prizes will the winners receive?

Winners of three main categories will get special statuettes. All the winners will get diplomas of the Contest and distinctive marks in their profiles and Pro account for the year.

How to get the prize?

Prizes and special awards will be shipped by mail to the Winners. Diplomas for Winners will be send by e-mail for printing or for publishing on web-sites.

Does the winning influence on the rating of videographer?

Yes. The owner of a title - Best Videographer WEVA.PRO - occupies the 1-st place in catalogue of videographes for the next year till announcement of the results of the next year Contest. The finalists in other categories receive bonus rating.

Other important things you need to know

Participating in the Contest you agree with all mentioned rules. You also garantee that you are the author of all videos which you upload and and not any 3-rd person has nothing against it.

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