|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.|
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;
“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.
The US International Film & Video Festivals invites you to participate in a sister competition, the Mobius Awards for advertising, a competition for Television, Cinema/In-flight, Radio, Print, Outdoor, Brochure/Book, Direct, Package Design and Redesign, Point of Purchase, New Media, Mixed Media and Student Work. The Mobius Awards were founded in 1971. Entry deadline is Oct. 1. Sign up for notifications. www.mobiusawards.com