Paralympic Winter Games
7-16 March

Para-snowboard video wins major award

Video produced by RTV for Allianz recognised at WorldMediaFestival 30 Apr 2014
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Bibian Mentel-Spee

Netherland's Bibian Mentel-Spee is one of the favorite for the first para-snowboard test event in Sochi, Russia.

ⒸBibian Mentel-Spee
By IPC

A WorldMediaFestival award is widely regarded as one of the world's highest honours in visual competition and award winners are among the leaders in their profession.

An educational video “How to Para Snowboard” featuring the Netherlands’ Sochi 2014 gold medallist Bibian Mentel-Spee has won a prestigious global award.

The six-minute long informative video, which was produced for IPC international partner Allianz by RTV Film and Television, won a silver trophy at the WorldMediaFestival, an event that honours and celebrates excellent solutions in Film, Television, Web, Web TV and Print productions on an international scale.

Featuring a number of the world’s best para-snowboarders, the video introduces viewers to the Paralympic discipline which made its debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. It explains the equipment used by the athletes, the types of courses they race and the techniques they use to achieve maximum performance. The athletes, who all have a lower leg impairment, also give an insight into their prosthetic legs and how they are adapted for the sport.

A WorldMediaFestival award is widely regarded as one of the world's highest honours in visual competition and award winners are among the leaders in their profession.

This year judges received nearly 700 entries from 37 countries.

To view the video, please visit ParalympicSport.TV