Lasting 172 days, the 2022 CI Moments Global Short Video Collection Event has reached a successful conclusion. In this year's event, 3 Grand Prizes, 6 First Prizes, 10 Second Prizes, 21 Third Prizes, 60 Merit Awards, and 12 Viewers’ Choice Awards were finally decided. These videos, created with novel perspectives and rich content, are profound and sincere. They present a broad picture of friendly exchanges between China and other countries and show the significance and prospects of the Confucius Institute. They display the unique role of the Confucius Institute in promoting mutual cultural learning and people-to-people communication. A total of 35 Confucius Institutes were awarded the Excellent Participating Unit Prize, and 10 individuals were awarded the title of CI Talent.
Starting on April 8, we learned how to tell the story of the Confucius Institute by making short videos; 119 Confucius Institutes from 68 countries produced 496 videos with great ingenuity. The expert jury did its job with fairness and prudence. Nearly 500,000 votes were cast by people in 161 different countries and regions, a great expression of the enthusiasm of Confucius Institutes and the public’s recognition .
Thanks to all of you who have walked with us side by side. We all cherish the same passion and create stories that take place worldwide in Chinese. As bosom friends, we are close to each other, even if separated by mountains and oceans. Congratulations to all of you who have done exceedingly well in the event. We will see you all next year at CI Moments!
The prize-winning videos in this event will be continuously broadcast on the global portal of the Confucius Institute (https://ci.cn). The column “Listen to CI Talents” will also be launched on https://ci.cn at the same time.