Routes into Rail video wins first prize at 21st CineRail

CineRail AwardThe “Routes into Rail: What I Have Always Wanted” video won the first prize in the corporate films category at the 21st Festival International CinéRail on Thursday 17 December 2015 at the UIC in Paris.

The video faced stiff competition from across Europe and the recognition comes after yet another successful year of Routes into Rail activities, which are aimed at encouraging more young people to choose a career in rail.

The CineRail judging committee received over 400 submissions across three categories: documentaries, corporate films and fiction.  A total of 60 films were shortlisted, with the finalists representing 22 countries. Twelve films competed in the Corporate Category, including one produced by the Iranian Railways titled ‘Quarrel with Sands’.

Giulia Lorenzini, RSSB and Rob Pendlebury, Picturascope with the judging panel (from left: Philippe Noel, Chantal Clermont and Jozef Frazik) at CineRail Award Ceremony

Giulia Lorenzini, RSSB and Rob Pendlebury, Picturascope with the judging panel (from left: Philippe Noel, Chantal Clermont and Jozef Frazik) at CineRail Award Ceremony

RSSB Partnerships Manager Giulia Lorenzini collected the award in Paris at the weekend, and commented: “It’s great that the passion and enthusiasm of young rail professionals in the UK has been recognised by the festival jury. It’s an amazing reward for all the work that was put in and for the generous help of the volunteers featured in the video.”

The video was produced by Rob Pendlebury, Managing Director of Picturascope and supported by RSSB, RRUKA, IMechE, IRSE, BIS and YRP.

CineRail, the International Festival Trains on Film, is a UIC-led competition for short films from all over the world in which trains, metros, stations, tracks, railway workers and passengers play a decisive role.  The short films are reviewed and selected by an international jury of artists and professionals.  Throughout its two decades of existence, the Festival has awarded prizes to all genres of film, bringing together lovers of trains and films.

View the “Routes into Rail: What I Have Always Wanted” video below.

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At the CineRail Corporate Category viewing session

At the CineRail Corporate Category viewing session

Giulia and Rob with Mireille Martin, President of CineRail

Giulia and Rob with Mireille Martin, President of CineRail

21st CineRail winners and judges

21st CineRail winners and judges

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Rocking the red carpet...

Rocking the red carpet…

With Eurostar driver Said who drove us back to London after winning the award

With Eurostar driver Said who drove us back to London after winning the award

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