“Filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with, and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.”
GLA’s YouTube Video Contest Winners
Lee Beasley, Contest Winner
Lee’s video entry from GLA’s Thailand: Cultural Kaleidoscope program stood out to the selection committee for its visual awe, its keen use of music and natural sound, and the sense of wonder it elicited in everyone who watched it. We’re thrilled to announce Lee as the winner of GLA’s 2016 YouTube video contest!
We had so many incredible video submissions this year – more than ever before – and we were impressed with the dedication of each and every filmmaker who submitted a video. Below, we’d like to highlight some honorable mentions who deserve special recognition for their craft.
Beate Kaz, Honorable Mention
Sophia Bersani, Honorable Mention
Kate Galvin, Honorable Mention
Joey Chen, Honorable Mention
Isabel Allain, Honorable Mention
And thanks to everyone else who submitted a video this year for the contest. Your short films from across the globe were truly inspiring, and we had a very difficult time picking from such a good crop of videos. Be sure to keep on making your art and sharing it with others!
GLA’s Instagram Video Contest Winners
This year, we had students from around the world submit short-form videos on Instagram. These remarkable videos share a moment, a memory, and sometimes even a feeling, and we’re excited to announce them as the winners of our 2016 Instagram video contest.
Caroline Bowater, Costa Rica
Jessie Schwartz, Ghana
Harper Branch, Thailand
Katherine Mullins, Fiji
GLA’s Photo Contest Winners
The competition in our photography contest this year was particularly fierce, with students submitting so many incredible photos from around the world that we could cover the walls of our entire office. Though it was difficult to pick from so many wonderful entries, the following photos went above and beyond, and the selection committee is proud to name them winners of our 2016 photo contest.
Farah Saqer, Belize
Ahnna Richmond, Thailand
Jayden Kraizel, Thailand
Jenny Tu, Thailand
Alena Abad, Dominican Republic
A big congrats to all our winners! And don’t forget to follow GLA on Instagram to follow along with all of our adventures abroad.