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Awards and Accolades

Winner of the Award of Merit

Winner of the Award of Merit at the Lucerne International Film Festival.

The "i" in LiFF not only stands for "international", but also for "independent". International are the films shown at the festival and also the filmmakers that submitted their work from all over the world. Independent and free spirited are the subjects and contents of their films. Even low budget movies with strong stories get a chance to show their films at our festival. Our program is unique and most of the films cannot be seen in the mainstream theaters. Quality and content are of high importance - heartfelt and moving stories are the soul of the festival.


Winner of The Merit Award for Presentation of a Critial Issue

Winner of the Redemptive Storyteller Award in the Redemptive International Film Festival.

Montana CINE International Film Festival is a global window to the world—it brings the people, places and issues of our world today closer to home. It celebrates and explores the cultures and issues that affect our society, our environment, and brings focus and understanding to human relationships in the natural world.

CINE means film—cinema that explores Cultures, Nature, People and the Environment. Films that are both documentary and narrative fiction, explore these important and fascinating topics and become the theme of the films that comprise this compelling festival. It is our greatest hope that screening films of this nature will help to create meaningful dialogue and understanding of the world around us and the often complicated issues that dominate our lives.


Honorable Mention

Winner of the Redemptive Storyteller Award in the Redemptive International Film Festival.

COMMFFEST is held each year in the downtown region of Old Toronto in the historical St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood. Screenings are held in the Rainbow Cinema, The St. Lawrence Great Hall, The Performing Arts Lodge and other venues to be announced.

The town of York was founded in 1793, on a site of ten blocks north of Front Street between George and Berkeley Streets. The area of today's St. Lawrencr neighbourhood was then below the waterline, the shoreline being just south of Front Street. The area was infilled to provide more land for port and industrial uses adjacent.


Winner of the Golden Reel Award

Winner of the Redemptive Storyteller Award in the Redemptive International Film Festival.

Taking place each year in the beautiful and exciting city of Las Vegas, the Nevada Film Festival is the Silver State's annual celebration of the very best in American and international cinema, bringing together top independent filmmakers, growing audiences and the film industry professionals who make it all possible.

The Nevada Film Festival offers filmgoers a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers. Directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and actors eager to share their work will provide an exclusive inside look at the industry during post-screening Q&A's.


Winner of the Redemptive Storyteller Award

Winner of the Redemptive Storyteller Award in the Redemptive International Film Festival.

The Redemptive Film Festival is an international film festival aimed at providing a forum for filmmakers (professionals or students), to showcase and be rewarded for their work on themes that depict the redemptive purposes of God, either through human beings or supernatural occurrences; and to participate in the process of redeeming and empowering victims of modern day slavery.

Now in its seventh year, the Redemptive Film Festival is a leading competition for family friendly films. Films can be of any genre and need not be overtly religious, nor draw conclusions. The exception to this rule is our exclusive "Distinctly Gospel" category.


Winner Of Best Documentary Feature Category

Official Selection in the Third World Indie Film Festival

Third World Indie Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that educate, inspire , engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film. The festival provides a platform to introduce their films to the broadest possible audience.


Winner of the Walt Ratternam Humanitarian Award

Winner of the Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award in the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Angaelica is a non profit organization rooted in the arts and ecology. We are connecting artists and collaborators to help projects be unique and extraordinary. We believe in the power of storytelling. And we believe in supporting one another and cultivating sustainable communities.

We found and operate international film festivals and events to help our artists gain exposure, connect with other artists and create opportunities for collaboration. In our fourth year of an international film festival we are proud to be sharing our artists around the world at various events and art galleries.


Winner Best Documentary

Nominated for Best Documentary in Treasure Coast International Film FestivalThe Treasure Coast International Film Festival showcases independent films in a variety of venues on the Treasure Coast, while exposing their neighbors and the world to culturally diverse films. Treasure Coast Int'l Film Festival provides plenty of networking opportunities during all our special events, seminars, parties and filmmaker's mixers. The films showcased during the festival also compete based on various categories and often go on to compete in other Film Festivals around the Country. A special student film category showcases the best of our future independent filmmakers.

The Treasure Coast International Film Festival aims to honor our filmmakers of today while also assisting in the education of future filmmakers through educational programs, scholarships, and other forms of support. Treasure Coast International Film Festival, where the Filmmakers are the stars.


Winner of Best Documentary Feature

Winner of a Bronze Telly Award for CinematographyThe New York Los Angeles International Film Festival is a biannual event taking place in two of the biggest media cities in the world. We kicked off our first Season with screenings in New York and Los Angeles all within 10 days. We now will resume with our normal screening sessions by having our New York screenings in May and our Los Angeles screenings in October. Thus, providing filmmakers with maximum exposure and networking opportunities for their projects. The NYLA humbly takes honor in providing such a platform for the many independent filmmakers and writers attempting to launch their careers and share their creative talents. With becoming one of the larger independent festivals on the horizon, we look forward to kicking off the New York Screening session of the NYLA this May and showcasing the expressive artistry of the stars of tomorrow.


Winner of the Aloha Acolade Award in Documentary

Winner of a Bronze Telly Award for CinematographyThe Honolulu Film Awards is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West and held annually on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by the sparkling Pacific and spectacular scenery, the Honolulu Film Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to recognize and celebrate the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.


Winner of the Bronze Award in Cinematography

Winner of a Bronze Telly Award for CinematographyThe Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.


Winner of the Silver Award in Documentary

Winner of a Silver Telly Award for DocumentaryThe Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
Our mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.


Winner of the Award of Excellence

The Indie West Award Winner LogoThe Indie is about helping independent filmmakers secure distribution, the Holy Grail of filmmaking. We have relationships with distributors friendly to independent filmmakers. Click the Distribution page button on the left to read stories about some of these distributors.

Indie awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The Indie is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.


Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention with the International Film Festivals for Peace, Inspiration and Equality

The International Film Festivals for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality was established as a means of supporting and promoting film filmmakers all over the world.

Our main mission is to promote films that tackle peace, inspiration, and equality issues, each with their unique methods of storytelling.

International Film Festivals for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality open submissions from all over the world. We accept features, documentaries, and screenplays. The films will be pre-selected before presented to a judge panel.

Winner of the Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award in the Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalNow in its eighth year, BIFF is a four-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world. Local residents and visitors from around the nation fill more than a dozen venues, ranging in size from 40 seats to the 700 seat Eclipse Center in Beloit and Janesville, Wis. and Rockford, Ill. for about 140 films and to meet more than 100 filmmakers who come from as far away as Europe and China.


Winner of the Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award in the Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalThe Marda Loop Justice Film Festival's vision is the emergence of a sustainable world of communities at peace, living in just relationship one with another. We value empathy, equality, the sharing of resources and love of neighbour. We seek to be an effective contributor to the realization of this vision shared by many people.


Winner of the Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award in the Columbia Gorge International Film FestivalEstablished in 1983, the Long Island Film Festival is the first annual Island-wide competitive film festival of its kind to stage public screenings and champion the creative, visionary and storytelling talents of both professional and student filmmakers from both America and abroad. This makes the Long Island Film Festival the longest running film festival on Long Island. The handful of host venues that presented the Festival's screening program and special events for the first edition included the Cinema Arts Center, Parish Art Museum in Southampton, Inter-Media Arts Center and some area colleges.


Official Selection in the Montreal International Black Film Festival

The goal of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is to bring audiences the most beautiful and the most amazing new Black films, while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues. The MIBFF wants to promote a different kind of cinema, cinema that hails from here and from abroad and that does not necessarily have the opportunity to grace the big screen, groundbreaking cinema that moves us, that raises awareness and that takes us all by surprise. The MIBFF wants to deal with issues and present works that raise questions, that provoke, that make us smile, that leave us perplexed, that shock us...


Official Selection in the Bridge Fest International Film Festival

Graduated from the Belgrade University, Serbia. Director and founder of the Bridge Fest (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) festival held in Vancouver, Canada for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 edition, then in 2009 moved to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and in 2010 had also projections in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His script "The Bridge" was finalist (top 5 scripts) in Houston World Fest script competition 2003, Hollywood International Screenplay Awards 2004 and semifinalist in Los Angeles screenplay festival and New York midnight script competition in 2004.


Official Selection in the Commffest Global Community Film Festival

COMMFFEST is held each year in the downtown region of Old Toronto in the historical St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood. Screenings are held in the Rainbow Cinema, The St. Lawrence Great Hall, The Performing Arts Lodge and other venues to be announced.

The town of York was founded in 1793, on a site of ten blocks north of Front Street between George and Berkeley Streets. The area of today's St. Lawrencr neighbourhood was then below the waterline, the shoreline being just south of Front Street. The area was infilled to provide more land for port and industrial uses adjacent.


Official Selection in the Marbella International Film Festival

The Marbella International Film Festival brings together artists and their films from all corners of the globe to display their talents to the commercial world.

The Festival is growing in stature and receives continuous worldwide accolade, recognition and support for its contribution to the arts. The opulence of the Spanish area of Marbella naturally includes the quintessential sophistication derived by art and culture.

Delegates converge to celebrate the Festival over five days, culminating with a prestigious gala awards ceremony to recognize the best films in their category.


Official Selection in the White Sands International Film Festival

After careful consideration and an overwhelming number of quality submissions, the White Sands International Film Festival has announced the films that will be part of this year's festival!


Official Selection in the Pan Pacific  International Film Festival

The Pan Pacific Film Festival (PPFF) is a forum for filmmakers worldwide to share stories of how people from all walks of life have been touched and transformed by faith, hope, and love, because we at PPFF believe in the beauty of film to reach, to move, and to inspire people globally. We are a family and faith-friendly film festival and aim to encourage the production of positive films.


Official Selection in the Kansas International Film Festival

The Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF) was founded in 2001 as a Kansas based non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of independent and classic cinema. As a premier cultural and educational event in greater Kansas City, KIFF stands alone as a movie purist's delight, focusing on documentary, narrative, and animated independent films. The festival culminates in the presentation of several awards, including an Audience Award in each category based on audience votes. KIFF attracts local, regional, and national work, recognizing visiting filmmakers and screen personalities, increasing public awareness of independent and classic cinema as a cultural, economic, and educational asset.


Official Selection for Tenerife International Film Festival in the Best Short Documentary categoryThe Salento International Film Festival Is a celebration of films and filmmakers, promotes international independent films, in recognition of the fact that movies are the most powerful form of cultural communication and link between cultures' and peoples'.

Founded in 2004 by Luigi Campanile, the Salento International Film Festival emerged as a major cultural event and the top film festivalin South Italy.

Each year it introduces filmmakers worldwide to the Salento area's unique resources, while celebrating the history and future of the film industry with 10 days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature films, short films, documentaries, and all night parties.


Official Selection for Tenerife International Film Festival in the Best Short Documentary categoryThe Tenerife International Film Festival is an international film event to celebrate the movie making whilst bringing together film makers and the business of film making, from the smallest independent film maker to the most popular English and foreign language films and is open to all film genres.

An inventive selection that is neither too traditional nor too sophisticated, a selection that is the most international in the world, open to all film types and yet never forgetting our over-riding passion- that of the love of film, a selection that is attentive to the arrival of new generations and which combines all the necessary conditions for the films to be hosted and honoured in the great tradition of film makers around the world.


Official Selection for Interrobang Film FestivalThe Interrobang Film Festival combines a traditional film production festival with a public screening. Accepted films will be screened at various times throughout the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® on June 22-24, 2012 in downtown Des Moines.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of local jurors, and awards will be determined based on a Best of category system. Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories. Jurors will also award an Iowa Filmmaker Award to a production company or department that is a resident of the state of Iowa. Guests will have the opportunity to view submitted films at various times throughout the three days of the Festival.


Official Selection for Logan Film Festival in Feature Documentary category.Logan Film Festival is a celebration of independent films, in that artistic expression and alternative views are the main focuses, not big Hollywood names and budgets.

Logan Independent Film Festival is based in Logan, Utah. It represents a coming together of the Fringe Film Festival and the Real 2 Reel Film Festival. Although officially organized in 2012, it has been an annual event since 2008.


Official Selection for the Riverside International Film FestivalRiverside International Film Festival continues to grow in size, scope and stature as a prominent venue for top quality international cinema, showing films from local and international film makers, including world premieres, features, shorts and documentaries.

As a major center of arts and culture in Inland Southern California, the City of Riverside is proud to welcome the international film community and audiences who enjoy and appreciate the entertaining, enlightening, inspiring and provocative stories of our world, as told by some of the industry's most innovative filmmakers and up-and-coming directors, for a rich and varied artistic experience.


Official Selection for the Black Hills Film Festival.Millions of people from all over the world come to the Black Hills of South Dakota to see the sights, from Mt. Rushmore, to Deadwood and the Badlands – and now the Black Hills Film Festival provides a window for the area to revel in film creations from across the globe.

Not only does the festival showcase the newest voices in independent film, but it also provides structured classes and forums for film artists to sharpen their craft and share their skill.

Classes are taught by notable film professionals and are free to participating filmmakers! In its second year, the festival is aggressively expanding and hungry for films – docs, narrative features and shorts alike.