5th Annual International Video Competition

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Mandel G03

Watch the finalists in the International Video Competition! Videos are multilingual with English subtitles. Created by second-semester language course students.

International desserts will be served!

Presented by FLOC and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

In the News

Read the BrandeisNOW feature on the inaugural first-year video competition.

International Video Competition

International Video CompetitionThe International Video Competition is a FLOC initiative which was launched in spring 2013 to showcase language-learning at Brandeis. First-year students from the language programs at Brandeis present videos that they have created in the language that they are studying to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained and skills they have acquired in just one year of language study at Brandeis. The students in the level-20 courses of each participating language select one video to represent their language group at the festival. A jury panel consisting of faculty members from all participating languages votes to select the first- and second-place winners.

Participating languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Russian.

2017 Winners!


First Place:

German Studies
Title: Bobrat (watch the video)
Participants: Cam Braunstein '19, Julia Haynes '20, Arianna Unger '18, Libby Williams '20
Instructor: Kathrin Seidl

Second Place:

Japanese Language Program
Title: The Turtle Inside My Dream (watch the video)
Participants: Jingyuan Huang '17, Allison Tien '20, Nancy Tran '20, Charlie Weld '20
Instructor: Hisae Fujiwara

Third Place:

Italian Studies
Title: Euro-Italia (watch the video)
Participants: Samuel Chakmakjian '17, Tiffany English '19, Jade Lara '17
Instructor: Paola Servino

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Past Winners:

2016

First Place:

French and Francophone Studies
Le Fabuleux destin de Brandeis (watch the video)
Yuntian Lu, Morgan Mayback, Naomi Soman

Second Place:

Japanese Language Program
School Break
Qianyi Gong, Alana Hodson, Maia Reyes, Amy Zou

Third Place:

Hispanic Studies
Brandeis Hombre (watch the video)
Karekin Johnson, Nick Krebs, Andrew Lee

2015

First Place:

French and Francophone Studies
“I love you, my weird mother.”
Amy Li, An Yan, Jing Zhao

Second Place:

Japanese Language Program
The Letter (watch the video)
Joyce Hsiao, Julie Kim, Sae Yong Lee, Amy Trankiem,

Third Place:

German Studies
Inglourious Custards (watch the video)

2014

First Place:

German Studies
Wilkommen zu Brandeis (watch the video)
Nate Britten, Yanique Seac, Fei Xu

Second Place:

Japanese Language Program
Oliver's Story (watch the video)
Christina Capshaw, Jessica Lu, Austin Luor, Jianshuo Qiu

2013

First Place:

Chinese Language Program
Dream Girl
Aya Abdelaziz and Ben Lovenheim

Second Place:

Russian Studies
Secret Love (watch the video)
Tiffany Johnson, Suzanne Rothman, Ellyn Sherman