US International Film & Video Festival
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19 Countries Have Winners in
US International Film & Video Festival

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., USA – Entrants from 19 countries received 120 awards in the 2014 US International Film & Video Festival. This included 16 First Place Gold Camera Awards, 39 Silver Screen Awards, 64 Certificates for Creative Excellence and a Student Certificate were awarded. In addition, 12 productions were nominated for Best of Festival (Grand Prix). The Best of Festival winners are to be announced the week of June 16, 2014.

Following is a breakdown of winners by country:

Ecology Film Productions MF AB, Stenkullen, captured two Gold Camera Awards, in Film/Video/Digital: Documentaries and in Television: Documentary Sports, Recreation, for "The Old Man and the Sea-The Expedition," which also won a Best of Festival-Documentary nomination and a Second Place Silver Screen Award in Craft/Production Techniques: Cinematography. A Gold Camera Award went to Pophunters Film & TV AB, Uppsala, in Professional Development & Continuing Education for "Threats & Violence," also a nominee for Best of Festival-Educational. Pophunters earned Certificates in Communications: Employee/Internal-Oriented for "A Better Life for the Ill Elderly" and in Intermediate/Middle School for "ESCAPE."

Edithouse Film Works, Gothenburg, earned Certificates for "Concept Estate" in Public Relations and for "Sweden The Movie" in Specialty Productions. STARK Corporate Communication AB, Gothenburg, took Certificates for Creative Excellence in Public Relations for "A Really Good Problem" and "Power of Knowledge Engineering Portraits."

United States

U.S. entrants won 19 awards, including two First Place Gold Cameras. One Gold Camera went to "Journey to the South Pacific,” by MacGillivray Freeman Films, Laguna Beach, Calif. This film won in Film/Video/Digital: Documentary Feature and also was nominated for a Best of Festival-Documentary. KaneStar Productions, Ottawa, Ill., won a Gold Camera for "Something of Love: A Tribute to Roger Amm" in Television: Documentary Arts Programs.

Mountain View Group Ltd., Schenectady, N.Y., received a Silver Screen Award for “FastWorks Sketch Video" in Communications: Employee/Internal and a Certificate for Creative Excellence "Finding Their Freestyle" in Specialty Productions. National Gallery of Art, Landover, Md., won a Silver Screen Award for "George Bellows" in Film/Video/Digital Documentaries and a Certificate in the same category for a Short, "Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape."

Silver Screen Awards also went to:

Brien Lee Creative Corp., Monmouth, N.J., for "Rebirth San Francisco" in Communication: Employee Internal-Oriented;

Hairy/Scary Films, Omaha, Neb., for "StageCraft: Building Flats and Platforms" in Personal Growth & Development, How-to, Instructional;

Journey Films, Alexandria, Va., for "The Adventists 2" in Television: Documentary Programs, Religion;

Smith & Nephew Inc., Andover, Mass., for "Suturefix Ultra" in Advertising/Marketing: B2B;

The Documentary Group, New York, for "The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona" in Secondary/High School.

Winning Certificates were:

Comcast Local Media Development, New York, for "His Dream, Our Stories" in Secondary/High School; Connect2 Communications, Raleigh, N.C., for "The Green Data Center Problem" in Advertising/Marketing: B2B; Nickelodeon, Los Angeles, for "NFL Rush Zone Guardians Unleashed" in Television: Regularly Scheduled Children's; Shaw Science Partners, Atlanta, Ga., for "Linzess Mechanism of Action Animation" in Medical Films; Tribe Pictures, Chatham, N.J., Certificates for "Build, Connect, Protect" and "Petroleum," both in Communication: Investor Relations; and Vision Fund International, Federal Way, Wash., for "MicroFlicks presents: The Cashew Queen of Puttlam Village" in Film/Video/Digital Short Documentaries.

The competition's single Student Award went to John Taschner, a student at Mater Dei High School, Newport Beach, Calif., for "Life's A Dive." The film includes historic and archival footage, old home movies and underwater photography shot in Hawaii and the Pacific by Taschner, who narrates a story about the top secret World War II radio missions of his grandfather and reflects on the ideological threads that bind the filmmaker and his grandfather together across time and oceans.

United Kingdom

UK entrants earned 18 awards. Quite Frankly Productions, London, won a Gold Camera Award in Craft/Production Techniques: 3D for "Omega Speedskater" and a nomination for Best of Festival-Corporate. Quite Frankly received a Certificate for Creative Excellence in Fundraising Development for "Educate a Child."

The Edge Picture Company, London, won Gold for "Children of the World," which also received Silver Screen Awards in Corporate Social Responsibility/Non-Profit and in Specialty Productions, and a Certificate in Public Relations and a nomination for Best of Festival-Educational.

Jack Morton Worldwide, London, earned a Silver Screen Award in Specialty Productions for "Prudential Pan-Asia Film Festival Opener," which also captured a Certificate in Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer. The agency earned additional Certificates for "Jack Morton Turns 75" and "Jack Morton: The Experience Journey," both in Craft/Production Techniques: Animation, and a third Certificate for Creative Excellence "Lundbeck Opening Film" in Communication: Employee/Internal- Oriented.

Certificates for Creative Excellent went to:

Videotel, London, for "COLREGS & IALA Buoyage Training Course in Professional Development & Continuing Education, and for "ExxonMobil Coriolis promo" in Specialty Productions;

Ekstasy Ltd., Harrow, for "Samsung N-Series Product Film" in Advertising/Marketing: B2B;

keko London Ltd., London
, for "A Journey of Exquisite Craftsmanship" in Public Relations;

Myriad Global Media, London, for "The Cladhan Project" in Communication: Investor Relations;

razor, London, for "Primark-There's Nothing Like Us on the High Street" in Communication: Investor Relations;

Tilling Creative, Harefield, for "Castrol EDGE Titanium FST Technology" in Advertising/Marketing: Business-To-Consumer.


Thirteen awards, plus a nomination for Best of Festival, went to these entrants. Kemper Kommunikation GmbH, Frankfurt, won a Gold Camera Award and a Best of Festival-Corporate nomination for "Speeding It Up with Patrick Dempsey" in Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer. Kemper received a Certificate for Creative Excellence "Porsche at Lemans 2013."

Winning Silver Screen Awards were Azzato Photography, Frankfurt am Main, for "The Key by Mayk Azzato" in Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer; Screencraft Entertainment GmbH, Munich, for "Close" in Communications: Employee, and Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, for "The Son Who Never Was" in Television: Documentary History. Westdeutscher Rundfunk received Certificates for "Pinocchio" in Television: Family and "The Joy of Life" in Television: Documentary, Health.

Also winning a Certificate for Creative Excellence were:

Blue Note Productions Film & TV GmbH, Duesseldorf, for "Better Life" in Communicatons: Employee/Internal and for "Our Earth Our Oceans" in Television:
Documentary Travel;

GoodFilm GmbH, Stuttgart, for "Toyota Landcruiser" in Specialty Productions
and "Toyota ProAce Heroes" in Advertising/Marketing: B2B;

Deutsche Welle, Berlin, for "KINO-Brazilian Special" in Television: Documentary, Arts, and Quadrolux OHG, Mainz, for "PREON Box" in Advertising/Marketing: B2B.


Twelve awards, including two Gold Camera Awards, went to three entrants from Japan. NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo, received a Gold Camera for "Adrift in Old Age" in Television Documentary: Social Issues. This work also was nominated for Best of Festival-Documentary. NHK won Silver Screen Awards, for "Bomb Survivors: Fighting an Endless Assault" in Television Documentary: Health, Medical; for "Math Detective ZERO: Trick of Time" in Primary/Elementary School, and "The Book of Tears" in Television Documentary: Arts. Certificates were earned for "BrainFlash!" in Television: Entertainment, Family; "Legends of the Deep: The Giant Squid" in Television Documentary: Nature; "Nozy's Idea Workshop" in Pre-School, Kindergarten; "Radio" in Television: TV Movie, and "The Art of Laughter: Kentaro Kobayashi's World" in Television: Performing Arts.

Fuji Television Network, Inc., Tokyo, captured a Gold Camera Award for "The Nonfiction: Twilight Poem-An Elite Shaken to Their Core" in Television: Documentary, Social Issues and a Best of Festival-Documentary nomination. Fuji won a Certificate for Creative Excellence for "The Nonfiction: Longing for Home-Returning after 47 Years as a Woman" in Television: Documentary Biography.

RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corp., Fukuoka, won a Certificate for Creative Excellence "Memory of the World: A Message from Sakubei Yamamoto-A Miner's Painter" in Television: Documentary Biography.

The Philippines

Entrants from Quezon City, The Philippines, won 10 awards, including two First Place Gold Cameras. GMA News TV (GMA Network Inc.) won Gold Camera Awards for "Brigada (The Brigade): Gintong Krudo (Black Gold)" in Television Documentary: Social Issues, and for "Wagas: Mga kuwento ng Totoong Pag-ibig (Eternal Real-Life Love Stories) in Television: Docudrama. This work was nominated for Best of Festival- Documentary. The station won Silver Screen Awards for "Reel-Time: Dungkoy" in Television: Documentary Biography, "Reel Time: Siland Wala sa Mapa (Off the Grid)" in Television: Documentary Health, Medical, and "State of the Nation with Jessica Soho (Super Typhoon Yolanda Coverage)" in Television Continuing News Stories. GMA Network Inc. (GMA Channel 7) took Silver Screen Awards for Front Row (Ulilang Lubos) "Orphaned" in Television: Social Issues Documentary and for Reporter's Notebook "Bakas ng Trahedya" (Scars of Tragedy) in Television: Current Affairs Documentary, as well as a Certificate for Creative Excellence "Picture! Picture!" in Television: Game Show.

ABS-CBN Corporation received a Silver Screen Award for "Agosto Beinte Uno: Ang Pagpatay Kay Nonoy Aquino" in Television: Documentary Biography and a Certificate for Creative Excellence "Yolanda" in Craft/Production Techniques: Cinematography.


kwp! Advertising, South Adelaide, received a Gold Camera Award in Tourism Films and a Best of Festival nomination in Corporate for "Barossa. Be Consumed." Kaufmann Productions Pty Ltd., Paddington, NSW, took a Silver Screen Award in Television: Documentary for "Shark Girl," and Good Eye Deer, Newcastle, NSW, earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence "ARTC Concrete Re-Sleepering Project" in Communication: Employee/Internal.


Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH, Vienna, took a First Place Gold Camera Award and a nomination for Best of Festival-Documentary for "Plants Behaving Badly- Sex and Lies" and a Silver Screen Award for "Plants Behaving Badly-Murder and Mayhem," both in Television: Nature Documentary. Terra Mater also captured a Silver Screen Award for "The Real Dingo" in Television: Nature Documentary and a Certificate for Creative Excellence "The Mona Lisa Mystery" in Television Documentary: Science.


M2 Films, Aarhus, earned a Gold Camera Award for "LEGO Legends of China, Episode 17, Laval in Exile" in Television: Children's, and Citizen Dane, Copenhagen, won a Silver Screen Award in Communications: Employee/Internal for “Operation Circumspection.”


Entrants from this country received five awards, including a First Place Gold Camera Award by Seed Audio-Visual Communications, Zurich, for "PostFinance- Easy" in Communications: Employee/Internal. The work was nominated for Best of Festival-Corporate. Silver Screen Awards went to A.A.Kreative Factory GmbH, Flaach, for "GOSSAU-ZH, a Journey of Discovery" in Tourism Films; Playground Media Productions AG, Zurich, for "Switzerland-Traditions and Customs" in Tourism Films, and Swiss Armed Forces, Bern, for "Feel the Real" in Professional Development & Continuing Education. AVISTA Ltd., Remetschwil, won a Certificate for Creative Excellence in Public Relations for "Menschenstadtgeschichten."


Associated Producers Ltd., Toronto, won a Silver Screen Award for "Tales from the Organ Trade" in Television: Documentary, Social Issues. Winning Certificates were 90th Parallel Productions Ltd., Toronto, for "Bipolarized" in Film/Video/Digital: Feature Documentaries, and Souleado Entertainment, Edmonton, for "Survival of the Fabulous" in Television: Science Documentary.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong entrants won six awards, including a Silver Screen Award in Religion, Ethics, Humanities to Radio Television for "Secrets." Winning Certificates were Radio Television Hong Kong, for "Cultural Heritage: The Neverending Trail-The Blazing Kiln," in Television Cultural Documentary; "Cultural Heritage: The Neverending Trail-The Naxi: Passing on the Baton" in Religion, Ethics, Humanities, and "Hong Kong Connection: Split" in Television: Cultural Affairs Documentary.

PCCW nowTV, Hong Kong, earned Certificates of Creative Excellence in TV News: Investigative/Special Reports for "Cancer Village" and "National Sports System."


Wizard Films, New Taipei City, won three Silver Screen Awards, for "Quartet" in Television: Cooking and for De Dietrich "Chef Andre" and Regent Taipei "Craft," both in Specialty Productions. "Craft" also received a Certificate in Craft/Production Techniques: Cinematography.


Headspin Productions AS, Trondheim, Norway, earned three awards, a Silver Screen in Specialty Productions and two Certificates in Craft/Production Techniques: Writing, Concept and in Animation, for "The Norwegian Oil Adventure."

Other winners were:

LBL-production, Novosibirsk, Russia, a Silver Screen Award in Specialty Productions for "SALT";

Film.UA, Kiev, Ukraine, a Silver Screen Award in Television: Docudrama for "Leonardo da Vinci."

Borish BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a Certificate for Creative Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility/Non-Profit for "The Bangalink";

Escape to Nature, Jesenice, Czech Republic, a Certificate for Creative Excellence for "Escape to Vanuatu" in Film/Video/Digital: Feature Documentaries; Anonymous Production, Singapore, a Certificate for Creative Excellence in Communications: Employee/Internal for "CPF – A Helping Hand."

The US International Film & Video Festival has been in operation since 1967 and recognizes outstanding Corporate, Educational, Documentary and Student productions. Full details on winners are posted at

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