US International Film & Video Festival
50+ years acknowledging creative excellence in film & video productions
MAY 2010
U.S. International Film And Video Festival
713 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite A
Redondo Beach, CA. 90277 USA
For further information, contact:
Lee Gluckman, Chairman
Phone: 310-540-0959
Fax: 310-316-8905

5 Documentaries win a Gold in FilmFest

LOS ANGELES -- Entrants from nine countries took 24 awards, including five First Place Gold Camera Awards, in the Documentary category of the 2010 U.S. International Film & Video Festival.

The Gold Camera winners were THIRTEEN, New York, for “NATURE: Kilauea: Mountain of Fire”;  Citizens United, Washington, D.C., for “Nine Days That Changed the World”; Interspot Film GmbH, Vienna, Austria, for “Mount St. Helens – Life from Zero”; Crown Business Communications, London, for “A Guide to Coroners’ Inquests,” and, Mainichi Broadcasting System Inc., Osaka, for “A Passionate Challenger, Alice Sara Ott: Born to be a Pianist.”

The productions from THIRTEEN, Citizens United and Mainichi are also nominees for Best of Festival in this category.

Winning two second-place Silver Screen Awards was Film Magic Limited, Hong Kong, for “Expo HK Pavilion 2010 – A City with Unlimited Potential” and “Expo HK Pavilion 2010 – Hong Kong for Green-Wetland Wild Live.”  NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.), Tokyo, captured a Silver Screen Award for “Money Capitalism Part 1: How Did the Money Get Out of Control,” and THIRTEEN, New York, for “NATURE: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.”

Certificates for Creative Excellence were won by:

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.), for “A Farmer’s Struggle” and “A Weaver’s Tale”;

ORF-Universum/NHU, Vienna, for “The Voynich Code” and “Wild Balkans”;            

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Brussels, Belgium, for “NATO Review: Why the financial crisis matters to security”;

WDR/Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, Germany, for “The Blue Wonder – The Island World of Raja Ampat;

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Koln, Koln, for “The Language of Al-Quaida”;

Radio Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong, for “Headliner”;

Nathaniel Kramer & Sons, New York, for “A Long Haul”;

Robin Lewin Productions, Los Angeles, for “EPIDEMIC: Diabetes and Obesity”;  

De Facto Fiction Films, San Diego, Calif., for “Life By Design”;

Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, for “Extreme Vehicles (6) Solar Cars”;

GMA Networks, Quezon City, Philippines, for “I-Witness: Tasaday” and, “Reporter’s Notebook: Labor of Death”;

Urban Brew, Randburg, South Africa, for “SOUTH (of 70 Degrees Latitude).”

The U.S. International Film & Video Festival was founded in 1967 and recognizes outstanding Corporate, Documentary, Educational, Entertainment, and Student productions. Overall, festival entries came from 25 competing countries.

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