ALEPH (the contest)

Be welcome to participate. Read the rules here: ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
Important: ALEPH by Flavio Waiterman is not in the competition
but you can use as an example.

Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you

ALEPH by Mohamed Imane Chahidi

ALEPH by John Hoelen


  1. mariela says:

    Thanks for share the videos, the first I Love it, is precious, however the other the music is calm and bring peace.

    Hugs and Good Luck.

  2. Vanessa says:

    Love all this creativiy!!! more videos please!! :) they are addictive!

  3. nagualero says:

    these contests are a lot of fun… it pushes our creativity :-) lets get the thinking box working :-)

  4. Heimo Kruschinski says:

    Great videos, my congratulations to the Artists. And thank you for the enjoyment! Good luck to all.

    All a wonderful evening

  5. Suela says:

    Great imagination people! really nice work!
    Congratulations to all!!
    Glad to see such wonderful creations!
    Well done!!

  6. Marie-Christine says:

    No need to go to the movies after such a talented display.
    It’s impressive on all level- the musical and the visual –
    Congratulations to all.

  7. THELMA says:

    Thank you for sharing! Good luck to everyone!
    Thelma xxx

  8. Clara Z says:

    Sorry I’ve missed a line at the and of the story.

    …but the flame of Hope should never go out of your life!
    With Hope each of us can live with Peace, Faith and Love.

    1. that was a wonderful story Clara, I was really moved by it. So true, so wise and so insightful… Thanks for sharing it!

    2. Clara Z says:

      I am glad you like it,and I would like to thank you for your video that reminded me of the story.
      All the best

  9. Clara Z says:

    The video of Mohamed made my think of a story I’ve received from a friend long time ago.

    – The Four Candles-

    Four Candles slowly burne.
    The ambience was so soft, one could almost hear them talking…
    The first candle said: “Iam Peace!” “The World is full of anger and fighting Nobody can keep me lit.”
    Then the flame of Peace went completely.
    The second candle said: “I am Faith!” “I am no longer indispensable. It doesn’t make sense that I stay lit another moment.”
    Just then a breeze softly blew Faith’s flame.
    Sadly the third candle began to speak: “I am Love!” “People don’t understand my importance so they simply put me aside. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.”
    And waiting no longer Love’s flame went out.
    Suddenly… a child entered the room and saw the three unlit candles.
    “Why aren’t you burning? You’re supposed to stay lit till the end.”
    Saying this, the child began to cry.
    Then the fourth candle answered: “Don’t be afraid, I am Hope!” “While I am still burning we can re-light the other candles.”
    With shining eyes the child took the candle of hope and lit the other candles.
    The Greatest of These Is Love…
    …but the flame of Hope should never go out of your life!

    ” Dear God, You are my light and salvation.
    You are my hope. Please come into my heart,
    forgive all my wrongs.
    Help me be an instrument of Your Love and
    cause Your Light to shine on others through me.

    I like the video and the music very much, thank you for it.

    1. Trina Hayes says:

      Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem. It is exactly what I needed in this moment. I will cherish it forever.

      With love, light and always hope.


    2. Coriënne says:

      You are already a peace of God so just open en give love. Forgive yourself.

  10. Kealan says:

    I can not wait to see who wins the competition, or if there will be a winner at all :)

  11. Sumit Nangia says:

    Nice videos…!!!! gud luck to everyone!!!!

  12. Sheela nandini says:

    Thanks for sharing these two new videos.

    Good luck to all the participants:)


  13. Astounding artistry to the cellular level, bravo Mohamed and John!

    So exciting to see the videos, thankyou!!

    Gratitude and Love, Jane

  14. joanne Bazire says:

    “Love this story because it shows that a true friend really knows you inside-out and accepts you unconditionally!!!!!!”

    thank you for making me more aware of this!!!

  15. Debby Hammer says:

    I love the first video with the piano, and I think it is better than the one that had better on FB.

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  18. Dear auther mr paul cohlo. I like your writig .it is amazing & my pleasur to share the contest of alpha writing conestm

  19. Pramod John says:

    Sir.. is there any maximum and minimum time limit for the video??

    1. Paulo Coelho says:

      yes. It is in the “Rules” (check link above)

  20. rina says:

    love the first videoo…..

  21. Fabiola says:

    Es verdad. La luz del conocimiento viene de generacion en generacion solo hace falta mantenerla viva y vigilante. Creo en el conocimiento colectivo y tener la ventaja de eso; pero si haces lo que te corresponde, si pones a ejercitar esa materia gris, por consecuencia dejaras menos sombras para tu vida futura.



  23. Shauky says:

    Why is Flavio’s video not in the contest? Was it something to do with submission criteria? I thought it was particularly good. I John Hoelen’s video is very nice. Peaceful, and full of love.

    1. Paula Faria says:

      I think it’s because Flavio’s crue may be part of Paulo Coelho’s team. I guess they would win their own contest!

    2. Paulo Coelho says:

      Flavio’s video was comissioned by a friend of mine, therefore it cannot participate in the contest.

    3. Shauky says:

      You have been a great inspiration to be in difficult times Mr.Coelho. I can’t wait for the new book.

    4. Shauky says:

      That explains a lot. I hope that more people submit, I would love to see the build-up to the novel.

  24. barbara says:

    I am just speechless… these are masterpieces, the first one is just like a little movie and the seconds simplicity is just priceless. You have a hard task in front of you, a challenge. Mr.Coelho, I do not know how many entries you recieved/receive but if it is at all possible could the ones that do not make it recieve a signed card from you yourself? I tried to email and ask for that but the email is being returned to me and marked as undeliverable.

    Good Luck to all!!!

  25. paulo coelo .con todo el respeto que se merece me encantaria que escribiera en entiendo ingles,ni tampoco portugues.gracias

  26. Heart says:

    Impressive beyond words… its taking me to other dimensions…