On International Anti-Corruption Day, the UNCAC Coalition Working Group on Victims of Corruption is delighted to announce the winners of the Short Film Contest: Unveiling our Stories ‘Victims of Corruption’. We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic participation of so many NGOs and individuals engaged in creating films to spotlight the harmful effects of corruption, giving visibility to its victims.
A special thanks to our prestigious jury who invested their time to review the films and select the winners:
- Casey Kelso, Strategy Consultant and Trainer on Human Rights, Ethics & Anti-corruption, and Good Governance
- Gillian Dell, Head of Conventions Unit at Transparency International
- José Ugaz, Criminal Attorney and ex-Chair of the International Board of Directors of Transparency International
- Juanita Olaya, Working Group Coordinator, Victims of Corruption, UNCAC Coalition
- Mathias Huter, Managing Director, UNCAC Coalition
- Pisey Pech, Executive Director, Transparency International Cambodia
- Veronique Lerch, Independent Human Rights Consultant
The winners are (in alphabetical order):
- 18 Plaintiffs, Indonesia (Documentary) – This film demonstrates that fighting corruption is possible for common citizens if they organize themselves: it is a call for action.
- I wanted to find a school, Colombia (Non-fiction) – This film shows the negative impacts of corruption, depriving future generations of their human rights, stealing the future of millions.
- Skyscraper, Georgia (Fiction – Animation) – This film depicts the consequences of corruption and its long-term effects on society as a whole.
- The Boogeyman: Who Killed Sherry Ann Duncan?, Thailand (Animated Film) – Find out more about the filmmakers and the stories behind their creations by clicking on the title.
The official selection from which the winners were picked was the following – click on each film title to watch!
- A Coffee Gratuity to Custom Officers Instead of Millions to State Budget (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Citizens finance harmful private businesses (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Corruption Files: The Advocate: Gabriel Bourdon-Fattal (United States)
- Corruption Files: The Insider: Johannes Stefansson (United States)
- Corruption Files: The Journalist: Khadija Ismayilova (United States)
- Corruption Files: The Watchdog: William Gumede (United States)
- Corruption Files: The Whistleblower: Anna Garrido (United States)
- Corruption, Impunity and Illegal Logging: Affects Native Communities (Peru)
- Fighting Bureaucrats for Children’s Lives (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Freedom for new swindles (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- I wanted to find a school (Colombia)
- Icy Problems/Problemas helados (Mexico)
- Injustice (Benin)
- Manchego, a la sombras del poder (Peru)
- 18 Plaintiffs (Indonesia)
- Politicians Profiting from the bent Drina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- Skyscraper (Georgia)
- The Boogeyman: Who Killed Sherry Anne Duncan? (Thailand)
- The Boss and Her “Blackshirt” Mob (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
- The Broken Dream (Benin)
- Victim (Benin)
- Víctimas Transparentes (Spain)
- Vote selling network exposed by CIN reporters (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Thank you to all the participants and the jury for making this contest possible!