Short list of CEATL’s Second International ‘Spot the Translator’ video contest

Today the jury of CEATL’s second international ‘Spot the Translator’ video contest about literary translation published a short list of the ten most popular videos on CEATL’s Facebook page:

  • The world’s oldest profession (http://vimeo NULL.com/73478773) (309 votes)
  • Translators are a waste of space (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=UGYL5sUwr2Q) (270 votes)
  • Literary translators do exist (http://vimeo NULL.com/73406472) (200 votes)
  • The camel and the needle (http://vimeo NULL.com/73531459) (195 votes)
  • The (empty) Library of Babel (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=b4gn9gHZXu8) (187 votes)
  • Deadline (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=UFIZB6yQcDw) (156 votes)
  • Translators make your world more colourful (http://vimeo NULL.com/72258707) (105 votes)
  • Not a piece of cake! (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=0o2nMlYYFYw&feature=youtu NULL.be) (104 votes)
  • She tried to translate it (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=Oad6thBs8a8) (98 votes)
  • Translation (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=5LK6fVoYFV8&feature=youtu NULL.be) (78 votes)

For technical reasons four videos were posted on CEATL’s Facebook page four days after the deadline for the competition. To also give them a chance the jury decided to include them on its short list:

  • Sentinelle (http://www NULL.dailymotion NULL.com/user/DrBobus/1#video=xaxu53)
  • Aéroport (http://www NULL.dailymotion NULL.com/user/DrBobus/1#video=x7ex6r)
  • Translator’s happiness (http://vimeo NULL.com/64791578)
  • The sitting dog (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=t2iMNcAe_gA&feature=youtu NULL.be)

CEATL’s international video contest was organised for the first time last year. This year three times as many videos were sent in. The jury was impressed by the quality of the videos.

The CEATL jury congratulates the 14 finalists, and wants to thank all participants in the competition as well as all those who took the time to watch the videos and vote for their favourite. The winner of the award of 1,000 Euro will be chosen by the jury and announced on Monday 16 September 2013.

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