The Global Family

The Second Olympiade of Local Video and TV Creation
Peter Sandström

Between the 7:th and the 11:th of May 1994 the second Video Olympiade was held on the cruiser M/S Kristina Regina. It was an opportunity for video and tv-media people from all over the world to get together and exchange experiences and get new contacts.The olympiade was arranged by "Sambandet" in Stockholm, Sweden.

Boarding the M/S Kristina Regina

The delegation that represented Finland on the conference was Lucas Snellman and myself from Malax TV and Jan Sundqvist from Nykarleby TV. During the cruise there were held workgroups, screening-sessions and lots of other activities onboard for the participants.Competitions for the best videoproduction in different cathegories were also held.

The cruise started in Copenhagen, Denmark and from there it went on to Gothenburg, Sweden. And after that Oslo, Norway was the destination, finally after five days M/S Kristina Regina was back in Copenhagen. At every destination sightseeings were arranged. Furthermore local & public access tv-stations and media centers were visited. This gave a quite good view of the local-tv activities in scandinavia.

The Video Olympiade was a great experience and it, amongst other things, showed us all that no matter what corner of the world we were from, we are all alike. The theme of the olympiade was "the global family", and I think that we all felt the we had become part of that family after the days we cruised in scandinavia.

Peter Sandström