Eurovision 2016 Winner Jamala “1944” stage graphics

May 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

Front Pictures became part of the team that prepared Jamala’s performance of “1944” for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and created the stage graphics for the winning entry. Jamala’s performance won the contest, scoring 534 points for Ukraine.
Front Pictures is very proud to be a part of this historic victory.

The visuals for “1944” start out with a tunnel of light behind Jamala’s back. A flowery pattern grows under Jamala’s feet during the first chorus, and the second verse starts with the world falling apart around her. The singer is stranded on a small piece of land surrounded by a prison cage made of trembling lights. The light cage disappears for the emotional acapella fragment. And for the song’s dramatic finale, a giant tree rises and spreads wide behind the artist’s back.
The winning performance created a huge sensation within the global mass media and received rave reviews from both the audience and critics.

Jamala – words and music, performance
Alina Kosenko and Alexandra Makarovskaya – backing vocals

Enjoy Music team:
Igor Tarnopolskiy – producer
Ksenia Velikaya – producer’s assistant
Denis Kozlovskyi – PR-director
Lena Piontkovskaya – PR-director’s assistant

STB TV Channel team:
Konstantin Tomilchenko – idea, dance production
Maxim Litvinov – shooting production
Natalia Franchuk – organization
Dmitry Kuriata – costumes

National Television Company of Ukraine:
Viktoria Romanova – process management, communication with the Eurovision hosts, translation

Front Pictures team:
Yuri Kostenko – visual ideas, organization
Andrey Yamkovoy – concepts, art direction
Eugene Pylinsky – art direction, final animation of the stage visuals
Slava Yaroslavskiy – pre-visualization
Alexander Kirchu – visualization
Vladimir Nuzhnyi – illustrations, storyboards
Roman Yevsiukov – 3D animation
Sergiy Lysenko – design
Karen Sawrey – texts, translation

Yuriy Andrushchenko – lighting artist

Andrey Shahadynets – sound
Lena Tvelina, Sveta Rymakova – make-up, hairstyle
Ivan Frolov – dress designer