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:
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.