The Underdog filmprize for filmmakers from underdevelopment countries The Underdog is a new filmprize for independent filmmakers from the south and will be introduced at the Brazil edition of the Camera Mundo filmfestival end of april in Rotterdam. There are three categories in which a filmmaker can win a prize. Those are the best short film and the best large film voted for by the audience and the encouraging prize for the most promising underdog of the festival. For this encouraging prize the official Camera Mundo jury will look at the quality of the film, the social message and the background of the filmmaker. The underdog was invented by the artist Bram Esser and symbolizes the bottom up approach on which the camera mundo filmfestival focuses. A streetdog on a pile of rubbish does not only know how to survive with almost nothing but, in the imagination of the artist, also finds beauty in the gutter.