Time magazine has won first prize for short documentary in the World Press Photo contest for film titled Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police. In the long feature category, photographer Tim Matsui has won first prize for The Long Night, a documentary he produced in conjunction with MediaStorm about teenage prostitution in Seattle. Last month, Matsui won POYi’s Documentary Project of the Year for the film.

A film titled {The And}, which explores the dynamics of relationships between couples, won first prize for Interactive Documentary. It was written and directed by Topaz Adizes and Nathan Phillips

Runners up in the multimedia competition included The New York Times, which won second place in the short documentary category for a video by Ben C. Solomon about the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia. Carlos Spottorno won third prize for his video called At the Gates of Europe, about a wave of refugees from Africa since the Arab Spring uprisings.

The second place winner in the long feature category was Charles Ommanney, who won for his documentary The Fence, about the barriers along the US-Mexico border. Photographer Shiho Fukada and MediaStorm won the long feature third prize for Japan’s Disposable Workers: Net Cafe Refugees, about white collar workers with low-paying, dead-end jobs.

There was no second or third prize winner in the Interactive Documentary category.

Winners of the multimedia prizes were announced today by World Press Photo organizers in Amsterdam. Jurors for the contest included Dan Chung, Hussain Currimbhoy, Barbara Davidson, Bob Sacha, Samuel Bollendorff, Louis-Richard Tremblay, Adnaan Wasey, and Sarah Wolozin. Marianne Lévy-Leblond, a web producer at ARTE France, chaired the jury.

The winning videos can be viewed on the World Press web site.


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