The Kaleidoscope Awards
Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, New Media, Music Video, Public Service Announcements, Webisodes, Mobile Films, and Student Films
The symbol of our awards is the Kaleidoscope which represents the many facets of creativity in people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
For us, Kaleidoscopes and filmmaking provide access to those personal moments of wonder and discovery –– the moments when light, color, and movement converge and reflect the beauty of the world around us.
A narrative is a film that tells a fictional story or narrative.
Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional material intended to document some aspect of reality.
An animated film is a short, hand-drawn, stop motion, character animations or computer animated, etc… film for the cinema, television or computer screen, featuring a story or a plot. Animation film involves movement and characters’ performances that are created using a frame-by-frame and other artistic techniques.
Experimental film or experimental cinema is a type of cinema. Experimental film is an artistic practice incorporating both visual arts and cinema.
The new media category highlights filming possibilities offered by new digital media technologies.
Music Video, Public Service Announcement (PSA), Webisodes and Mobile Films
In this category, the music video presented must represent the artist’s original work. If submitting a webisode from a series, you may submit up to 3 consecutive clips as one entry to give a sense of your overall webisode concept.
Student Film includes the best film made by students in all of the above categories. Student films highlight artistic work by individuals 21 years or younger or by groups whose average age is 21 years or younger. The film is also eligible if the submitter has graduated but the film was completed while the submitter was 21 or younger and still a student. Please verify your student status.
This designation highlights films offered by the festival in any category and selected for special recognition by the festival programming committee.
The World Vision Award
The World Arts Film Festival presents the World Vision Award to film artists whose work supports and expresses the greater good of our global society.
The Hometown Award
Selections will include a focus on work by local filmmakers from the hosting city of Jacksonville, Florida
Hometown Film Award for a selected film by a Jacksonville filmmaker
Hometown Student Film Award for a selected film by a Jacksonville student or group in elementary, middle, high school or college program
4th Annual WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS for
BEST NEW MEDIA
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – INTERNATIONAL
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH ANIMATION
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH DOCUMENTARY
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH NARRATIVE
HOMETOWN FILM AWARD
HOMETOWN STUDENT FILM AWARD
WORLD VISION AWARD
The Kaleidoscope Award, an original work of art created by Koji Yamami
Courtesy of the World Arts Education Permanent Collection