19-05-2020

UNQUIET VOICES, the Romanian creative web-documentary directed by Ioana Mischie and produced by Centrade Cheil and Studioset is officially nominated for The 24th Webby Awards

UNQUIET VOICES, the innovative participatory documentary directed by Ioana Mischie, written by Roxana Niță and Adina Stănescu and produced by Centrade Cheil and STUDIOSET is nominated for The 24th Webby Awards. The web-doc was previously awarded by highly prestigious international competitions such as Golden Drum (two bronze medals), Webstock (Best Video Use), and nominated at Cannes Lions in three categories. The project was launched in selected cinemas, schools and museums, reaching a multitude of trans-generational audiences.

Starting from the premise that every 30 seconds, a Romanian woman is a victim of domestic abuse, the project aims to archive the stories of seven Romanian women that overcame the trauma. Their bold and sincere stories are meant to empower multiple other confessions to come to life. The users may pause the documentary and submit their own stories regarding domestic violence.

The world has a long history of closing its eyes to domestic violence. Silent films have been hiding scenes of abuse towards women under the mask of entertainment for almost 100 years. The current documentary repurposes the violent scenes with authentic voice-overs, delivering a powerful hybrid universe that is thought-provoking on many levels.

According to the artistic director of the film, Unquiet Voices launches a series of questions: How to decolonize contemporary storytelling from the excess of normalized violence? How to have a deep dive into the causes of domestic violence? How to heal this phenomenon individually and collectively? How to listen actively to the survivors of domestic violence? How to capture the stories of survivors without reigniting the trauma? 

Unquiet Voices becomes one of the most acclaimed recent Romanian web-documentaries, opening up an array of audio-visual worlds that are both accessible for public worldwide and creative while advocating for a needed social cause. 

The 24th Annual Webby Nominees include this year NASA, HBO, Star Wars, The New York Times, Lego, UNICEF, Netflix, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, Serena Williams, Tom Hanks, The Rolling Stones, Jennifer Garner, Harry Potter: Wizards United, Apple, Chance the Rapper, Billy on the Street, and more.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Monday.com, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Adweek, Fast Company, The New Museum, and Social Media Week.

Everyone is invited to vote the preferred projects for the public's award at http://vote.webby.com

Winners for The 24th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, culminating with a special Internet celebration later in the day.

Trailer of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxW_VVIdqpo

Participatory website (EN): https://www.unquietvoices.com/

 Participatory website (RO): https://vocinetacute.ro/

The full team of the project:

Asociația Anais

Carmen Nemeș - President, Asociația Anais
Adela Szentes – Therapist, Asociația Anais

Centrade Cheil

Ioana Zamfir – Creative Director
Roxana Niță & Adina Stănescu – Group Creative Director
Monica Garbur – Head of AV Production
Ileana Ghiță – Account Director
Paula Stan – Head of Digital Development

Atelieru de Internet

Andrei Duțulescu – Managing Director Atelieru de Internet
Cristina Băra – Senior Webdev

STUDIOSET

Ioana Mischie – Artistic director
Sorin Baican - Producer
Niki Georgiev & Andreea Constantinescu – Editor 
Cristian Dorobanțu – Graphics Editor 
Stefan Crișan & Andrei Nechifor – Sound Editor
Andrei Nechifor – Music Composer
Anamaria Păun & Sînziana Nicola – Postproduction coordinators

Bad Unicorn

Monica Felea – Co-Owner / Marketing & Distribution

Anca Spiridon – PR Manager