GMA News TV (Philippines) Wins One World Award  

GMA News TV (Philippines) Wins One World Award

GMA News TV (Philippines) Wins One World Award

GMA News TV (Philippines) Wins One World Award
A documentary to raise awareness of child labor in the Philippines has won the One World Award in the US International Film & Video Festival. GMA News TV, Quezon City, produced the work, which examines an estimated 5.5 million Filipino children that are considered child laborers. "Brigada (The Brigade): Gintong Krudo (Black Gold)" was one of seven winning works for GMA.

The One World award was established more than 25 years ago by the International Quorum of Motion Pictures Producers (IQ) to honor a work that fosters international understanding.

The GMA film was designed to “encourage government and non-government organizations from here and abroad to institutionalize projects to help end child labor,” according to the entrant statement. The segment submitted for the competition tells the story of “12-year old Bisaya, who goes out to sea every morning with two of his friends, 11-year old Christian and 13-year old Ruben, to salvage crude oil dumped by ships.” When the boys find patches of oil, they dive in and collect the oil with a sponge. They get paid about a dollar a pail of oil. Lee Joseph Marquez Castel was Program Manager for “Black Gold,” and Harvey Bayona was Executive Producer. Directors were Bryan Kristoffer Brazil and Lorna Bayani.  Jessica Soho is host for the news magazine show that airs each Monday.

“Brigada” also won a Gold Camera Award. In addition, GMA received a nomination for best of Festival-Documentary for another entry, four Silver Screen Awards in Documentary and a Certificate for Creative Excellence in Entertainment.

The IQ judging panel for One World was chaired by Donna Hampton, CEO/Executive Producer at CAPITOL Productions Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia. Hampton is president-elect of IQ. Other panel members were Rudolf Isler, Zurich; Branko Kos, Zagreb, Croatia; Pamela Drewe, Madrid; Ricardo Barria, Panama; Roberto Sanchez, San Jose, Costa Rica; Giacomo Arrigoni, Milan, and Corinne Burns Bruno, Montefiascone, Italy; Joe Solis, Mexico City; Klaus Schiang-Franck, Copenhagen, Denmark; Mark Erder, Hong Kong, China; Ricardo Amunategui, Santiago, Chile; Ralf Lobel, Stockholm; Charles Drouin, Paris; Gautam Pandey, New Delhi, and, Salim Amin, Nairobi.

IQ judges from the U.S. were Jean Sharony, Weston, Fla.; Jim Bigham, Miami; Steve Minor, Kingston Spring, Tenn.; Vern Oakley, Chatham, N.J.; Thom Gonyeau, Atlanta, and Bestor Cram, Boston.

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Deventer Ceremony Honors One World Recipient
Andries Heidema, Mayor of Deventer, (from left); Karel van de Graaf, interviewer; Lee Gluckman chairman van het US International Film & Video Festival from Los Angeles; Cineast Henk van Mierlo and Evert Jan Eggink, managing Director NV Bergkwartier, Deventer.
Andries Heidema, Mayor of Deventer, (from left); Karel van de Graaf, interviewer; Lee Gluckman Chairman of US International Film & Video Festival from Los Angeles; Henk van Mierlo and Evert Jan Eggink, Managing Director NV Bergkwartier,  Deventer.

During a Sept. 6, 2012, gathering featuring officials of Deventer, The Netherlands, the creator of a film on the city’s revitalization, received the One World Award for documenting the spirit of the project. The award is sponsored by the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ).

Henk van Mierlo of Henk van Mierlo VOF Advertising Agency and Photo-Film Studios, Deventer, accepted the award from Lee Gluckman, chairman of the U.S. International Film & Video Festival in Los Angeles, Calif.  Gluckman also is a member of IQ.

The film, “Heritage Saved Is History Preserved,” had previously won Certificates for Creative Excellence in the Documentary and the Directing categories in the general competition of the 2012 Festival.  The One World Award recognizes the film that best uses the power of the medium to promote goodwill and cooperation. The award recognizes that a story well told can inspire mankind to its noblest purpose.

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2011 Best of Festival & iQ One World Winners
Corporate Winner - "Music" - Bis inc., Japan
Bis inc
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Documentary Winner - "The Blood of the Rose" - Cologne, Germany
"The Blood of the Rose"
Westdeutschur Rundfunk,
Cologne, Germany
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Michio Kokubu, producer of “Music" for Honda, receives Best of Festival-Corporate Award for BIS, Japan, from Lee Gluckman of FilmFest. Wolfgang Landgraeber (right), Head of Department, Society/Documentaries at Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne, accepts Best of Festival Award-Documentary for “The Blood of the Rose” from Lee Gluckman.

Congrats to 2011 Silver Screen winner!
Gregor JaschBefore the skyline of Los Angeles, Lee Gluckman, chairman of US International Film & Video Festival, presents the 2011 Silver Screen Award for Eaton GmbH, Vienna, to Gregor Jasch, president of planB Advertising Agency, Vienna, Austria. FilmFest judges praised the planB production for its “nice simple approach” to telling the story of renewable energy and how Eaton’s research and development offers safe and tested solutions for powering electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power sources.

Upon hearing this, Jasch noted: “Emotional storytelling creates trust and distinctiveness and is remembered longer.”

The two met for the “ceremony” at the Sky Bar in the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood when Jasch was in Los Angeles to attend the NAMM Show, the world’s largest music product trade show. 

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Gluckman New Head of CIFFT; Austrian Film
Wins CIFFT ‘Grand Prix’

Lee Gluckman (right), chairman of US International Film & Video Festival, is the newly elected president of Comité International des Festivals du Film Touristique), i.e. The International Committee of Tourism Film (CIFFT). Here he is with Martha Schultz, vice president of The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), Vienna;, Andreas Meschuh of Art Media Film & TV Produktion (Austria) and director and producer of the Grand Prix Winner Film, “Styria – The Green Heart of Austria“; Georg Bliem, CEO of the Steirische Tourismus GmbH, which is the Tourist Office of Styria. “Styria – The Green Heart of Austria,” was the Grand Prix winner. 

Lee Gluckman Jr., founder of Producers Group Ltd. and chairman of US International Film & Video Festival and of Mobius Awards advertising competition, all headquartered in Redondo Beach, California, has been chosen president of Comité International des Festivals du Film Touristique, The International Committee of Tourism Film (CIFFT).

Member festivals hold international competitions and award independent prizes to tourism films. Based on awards received throughout the year, an overall winner is determined by a point system and the film is awarded the Grand Prix CIFFT at the “Festival of Festivals” in Vienna.

At the recent 2010 event, the following films were nominated for the top award in 2010:

“Styria – The Green Heart of Austria,” and “Eaglewalk,” Austria;
“Kalundborg – Your Scenic Destination,” Denmark;
“Christmas Miracle in Riga,” Latvia;
“Gorongosa National Park: Africa´s Lost Eden,” Mozambique/US; and
“Frederic 2010” and “Warsaw, European Capital of Culture 2016,” both from Poland.

“Styria – The Green Heart of Austria” won the Grand Prix.

CIFFT member festivals, in addition to US International Film & Video Festival, include New York Festivals, New York; Art&Tur - International Tourism Film Festival, Barcelos, Portugal; Tourfilm Riga, Riga, Latvia; Toura d'Or and Das goldene Stadttor / The Golden City Gate, Berlin; Internat. Wirtschaftsfilmtage and Festival of Festivals - Grand Prix CIFFT, Vienna; SILAFEST - The International Festival of Tourist and Ecology Film, Veliko Gradište, Serbia; Tourfilm Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic; International Tourfilm Festival Plock, Plock, Poland; Document.Art - The International Festival of Documentary Films, Otopeni, Romania; Tourfilm Brazil – Brazil International Tourism Film Festival, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, and Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards , Cannes, France.

CIFFT was formed in 1989 by organizers of the Viennese “Festival of Festivals” to assure an international platform encouraging global tourism through audio-visual media. U.S. International Film & Video Festival is one of member festivals of CIFFT. 



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