AHK Graduation Prize 2016
Dorian de Rijk, who graduated from the Master of Film, has won the Amsterdam University of the Art’s (AHK) Graduation Prize 2016 with her project Valerius. The professional jury called her video installation 'a fluid painting'. The Audience Award was won by Joren Molter, alumnus of the Directing Fiction programme, for his graduation film In Kropsdam is iedereen gelukkig (Everyone is happy in Kropsdam).
Nine projects of 2016 graduates from the different faculties were nominated. The jury were faced with a difficult task, as how do you compare choreography with an architectural design, or a heritage thesis with a mime performance? In addition to the graduation projects having been assessed as very good, important criteria for the prize included the way in which students made a connection with the outside world and the relevance of the work for the development of the discipline.
News: Dorian de Rijk wins AHK Graduation Prize 2016 with Valerius