The Other Visions Competition aims to map the audio-visual work within the Czech context. Out of the 54 registered works, this year's curator Dušan Zahoranský, the visual artist and pedagogue, selected ten final "moving images" which then competed for the Main Award, Audience Award and Jury's honourable mention. The announcement of the winners of the sixth year of the Other Visions section took place during the closing ceremony on Sunday, 9th of December 2012.
The international jury consisting of Constant Dullaart, Peter Budinský and the members of the French film group Metamkine – Christopher Auger and Xavier Quérel – awarded the Main Award to the documentary film People Who Attempt to Save the World (30', 2012), made by Akile Nazli Kaya, a student of the FAMU Center for Audiovisual Studies, Prague. The jury appreciated "[...] a clear and experimental approach to the medium specific values of cinema and animation," they also emphasized the combination of various techniques and styles, " the combination of documentary and found footage, home-made but effective special effects, and even several lengthy story lines." By this award, the jury would like to encourage the author to „continue her other vision to write even more playful, distilled and stronger movies."
The winning film represents a group portrait of a Turkish civic initiative struggling for protection of original, non-genetically modified seeds and plant species. The longest film in this competition is a well-made tribute to a group of Turkish enthusiasts (the English title of the civic movement is "Save the seeds"), who, aside from the media bustle, deal with the collection and protection of native plants and their seeds.
The film Illumination (3'25'', 2012), deals with the current problems of public space and was made by Vojtěch Fröhlich, Ondřej Mladý, Jan Šimánek and Vladimír Turner. It won the jury's honorable mention. According to the jury, it is "a work that found a beautiful new way to shed light on current Czech history." This group of artists carried out an illegal action when they readjusted the spotlights illuminating a large advertisement on a frequently used ring road in Prague. The reinstallation of the night illumination of the billboard, then used for spotlighting a statue "Equilibria" by Josef Klimeš, is an act of enhancement of forgotten value and at the same time a critique of city representatives.
Soňa Jelínková was awarded the Audience Award for her suggestive vision of the condition of today's human kind "homo mechanicus" called Pretty Face (9'37'', 2012).