US International Film & Video Festival
50+ years acknowledging creative excellence in film & video productions

US International Film & Video Festival –
Closing After 50-plus Years

 

The US International Film & Video Festival, founded in Chicago in 1967, has ended.
 
Normally at this time of the year, we would be announcing and opening our next competition. However, the loss of our Chairman and leader, Lee Gluckman, Jr., on August 17 has made it not possible to move forward with our 2021 competition. Lee’s presence was truly larger than life — he was the Festival.
 
We have been blessed and honored with so many wonderful entrants throughout the 20 years of competition under Lee’s ownership. We will miss all of you, and we thank each and every entrant for your support over the years. One of Lee’s special joys was traveling internationally to meet with Festival entrants and winners. He made many friends on these trips.

 
We would like to see the competition continue. The competition has many wonderful archives of films and a comprehensive database of past entrants and winners we hope can find a new home.

In the meantime, the filmfestawards.com website will remain active to give our winners the exposure they so richly deserve.

Once again, thank you for the support. Please contact filmfestinfo@filmfestawards.com as needed.

 

2020 BEST OF FESTIVAL WINNERS

CORPORATE NOMINEES

The Landing

WINNER

“The Landing”

ENTRANT: The Film House, Doha, Qatar
CLIENT: QAFCO (Qatar Fertiliser Company) / Qatar

Watch the video “The Landing”

Geberit Corporate Movie

“Made by Geberit”

ENTRANT: Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG, Zurich / Switzerland
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG, Zurich / Switzerland
CLIENT: Geberit

Watch the video “Geberit Corporate Movie”

Best Choice

“Best Choice”

ENTRANT: Beck & Friends GmbH, Zürich / Switzerland
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Beck & Friends GmbH, Zürich / Switzerland
CLIENT: Bystronic

Watch the video “Best Choice”

Staycation

“Staycation”

ENTRANT: K PRODZ, Nimes / France
PRODUCTION COMPANY: K PRODZ, Nimes / France
CLIENT: OPENimes Tourisme, Nimes / France

Watch the video “Staycation”

The Choice

“The Choice”

ENTRANT: FreeMotion Group, Moscow / Russia
PRODUCTION COMPANY: FreeMotion Group, Moscow / Russia
CLIENT: JSC “UEC-Klimov,”  Rostec, St. Petersburg / Russia

Watch the video “The Choice”

See all 2020 winners

DOCUMENTARY NOMINEES

Okavango - River of Dreams - Episode 1: Paradise

WINNER
“Okavango - River of Dreams - Episode 1: Paradise”

ENTRANT: Terra Mater Factual Studios, Vienna / Austria

Watch the video “Okavango - River of Dreams - Episode 1: Paradise”

Nahanni River of Forgiveness

“Nahanni River of Forgiveness”
ENTRANT: River of Forgiveness Productions Ltd, Toronto, ON / Canada
PRODUCTION COMPANY: River of Forgiveness Productions Ltd, Toronto, ON / Canada

Watch the video “Nahanni River of Forgiveness”

Black Mirror: Social Credit System and Big Data Life in China

“Black Mirror: Social Credit System and Big Data Life in China (SkyEye, A Credit Score is for Life, The Plight of Dishonest Persons)"
ENTRANT: Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) / Hong Kong

Watch the video “Black Mirror: Social Credit System and Big Data Life in China”

Cute Little Killers

“Cute Little Killers”
ENTRANT: Terra Mater Factual Studios, Vienna / Austria

Watch the video “Cute Little Killers”

Tokyo Rats: Kabukicho's Poisonous Beauty

“Tokyo Rats: Kabukicho's Poisonous Beauty”
ENTRANT: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo / Japan
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo / Japan

Watch the video “Tokyo Rats: Kabukicho's Poisonous Beauty”

Borneo – Earth’s Ancient Eden

“Borneo – Earth’s Ancient Eden”
ENTRANT: Terra Mater Factual Studios, Vienna / Austria

Watch the video “Borneo – Earth’s Ancient Eden”

ENTERTAINMENT NOMINEES

Stranger in Shanghai

WINNER

“A Stranger in Shanghai”

ENTRANT: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo / Japan
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Tokyo / Japan

Watch the video “Stranger in Shanghai”

Thank You for Me

“Thank You for Me”

ENTRANT: FreeMotion Group, Moscow / Russia
PRODUCTION COMPANY: FreeMotion Group, Moscow / Russia
CLIENT: Stork Day Foundation

Watch the video “Thank You for Me”

 

 


IQ ONE WORLD AWARD WINNER

Kvartirnik

“Kvartirnik”

ENTRANT: FreeMotion Group, Moscow / Russia
PRODUCTION COMPANY: FreeMotion Group, Moscow / Russia
CLIENT: NTV Channel / Russia

Watch the video “Kvartirnik”

"The Travelling Cinema"

ENTRANT: China Global Television Network (CGTN), Beijing

 

Watch the video “The Travelling Cinema”

 

      

 

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