AIDES Dear Community, Today we are glad to announce the results of the challenging contest, in which you were asked to create original videos that introduce female condoms in a fun or offbeat, unexpected and entertaining way.  It was not an easy one, but many of you managed to create really original and intertaining videos and again surprise us and the client. Congratulations! Here is the client's feedback:
Thanks everyone for your contributions! It was a pleasure for us to see your creations. Know that they triggered intense debates among our jury! We hope that you won’t be too disappointed as all the choices have not always been easy to make. We also hope that this project will make you want to try the female condom :)! Good luck and we hope to see you in a future project.
Here are the 3 creators who were chosen by the brand as winners. Please welcome: 1st Prize - niwina (Singapore) with the video Mets un Fémidom
The lyrics with double meaning, the quirky and unexpected twist, the light-hearted approach of hyper taboo subjects of sexuality and the highly viral potential are all the reasons that made us pick this video for top of the podium. Even the more hesitating people around us had to face the facts: the haunting chorus can be hummed for hours (or days!)! Or isn't it the best way to spread the message? In any case, this is a song that we won't forget ...
Niwina: I'm really happy because this is the first time that I win the first prize, I did not expect it. I preferred to create a music video because I think it's a good way to convey a message together with a touch of humor. I wanted to make an impression and make people remember the words or melody. I did not know anything about the femidom before and this contest allowed me to get interest in it and discover it. I hope that the selected creations will allow to communicate more about the femidom because it's indeed a real alternative to the male condom! 2nd Prize -  Kallinger (France) with the video Clichés by Kim
We liked this video because it shows with humor and accuracy the most common excuses given by men in order to avoid wearing a condom. It is as if we were there! More importantly, it invites women to take care of their own prevention: indeed empowering women is one of the key issues of the female condom, and this is what this video has perfectly targeted tactfully.
Kallinger: I am very happy to have won the second prize. Contraception is still today the only way to protect against the AIDS virus. In this video, I wanted to highlight excuses that men like to use in order to avoid having to protect themselves. Gathering them all together and pronounced by a woman allow to better reflect the stupidity of the excuses. You can learn more about my work here:  3rd Prize - fouodjivincent (Cameroun) with the video C'était bien. bien.
We liked this video for many reasons: the African public with which it will get a good response, the drawbacks of the female condom ridiculed, the invitation to be open-minded going further your first impressions and the women of the video, who again take the matter into their own hands. All with a good script and a lot of humor! Yes, we had lots of fun with this little story!
fouodjivincent: I participate in the contest in general because cinema is my passion, then to train me and evaluate my skills. I specifically joined the AIDS competition because rules and conditions were favorable, and the Brief was clear. I didn't know AIDS before this contest. When I learned that I was one of the winners , I went crazy for a few minutes and I even asked people to shake me and reassure me. To make me realize that it was not just a dream. My inspiration comes from my everyday life, discussions, comments, stays in my village and I also watch a lot of cartoons. I like the team work so I do not work alone. Moreover we can not claim to be a filmmaker and work alone. When I have free time , I enjoy composing songs and music. Thus actually, all the musics from my videos are my own creations.   Great news! AIDES featured  the three videos on its website on the 8th of March - the International Women day! Videos are now also available for voting on the AIDES YouTube channel until 31st of March! Congratulations to the winners and thank you all the participants for your creative videos! You did a great job for a good cause. You can also access the results of the contest as well as the winning entries here!