UK filmmakers score 10 awards internationally
LOS ANGELES, CALIF., USA –United Kingdom filmmakers captured 10 awards, including a first place, in the 2012 US International Film & Video Festival competition.
Jack Morton Worldwide, London, won a First Place Gold Camera Award in Specialty Productions for “Ericsson History Film,” which also won a Certificate for Creative Excellence in Craft/Production Techniques. The film examines the challenges and achievements of Ericsson/Stockholm during its fixed line period, mobile period and in the present, called The Networked Society.
The filmmaker also won Silver Screen Awards for “INAustin” in Film/Video/Digital: Documentaries and “The Networked Society” in Public Relations. INAustin follows the 10-day South By Southwest Festival of Music, Film and Interactive Technology.
Lyle Bailie, Belfast, Northern Ireland, captured a Silver Screen Award for “Crashed Lives” and a Certificate for “I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” both in Advertising/Marketing Communications. Produced for DOE Safety, Belfast, “Crashed Lives” presents the stories of four persons who suffered trauma in crashes in a fashion that carefully takes into account the sensitivities of the bereaved families. “I Can’T Take My Eyes Off You,” also done for DOE Safety, presents shocking crash images shown to directly affect the number of crashes in Northern Ireland.
Bladonmore, Rickmansworth, London, won a Silver Screen in Fundraising Development for “Holocaust Educational Trust Appeal Film.” The Trust combats anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice and forms a broad educational palette for the relevance of the Holocaust to modern society.
Winning single Certificates for Creative Excellence were Impact Image, Cranleigh, Surrey, for “Welcome to Our World”; Random42 Medical Animation, London, for “Innovation Begins With Biology”; and WRG Creative Communication, Manchester, England, for “Highfield Food Standards DVD.”
The overall competition recognized competitors with 20 First Place Gold Camera statuettes, 28 Silver Screen Awards, 60 Certificates for Creative Excellence and four Student Awards. Twenty-three countries produced winners in this 42nd annual competition, which drew more than 1,100 participating entries from 29 countries.