Awards

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The Kaleidoscope Awards 

Categories are:

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.

Narrative

A narrative is a film that tells a fictional story or narrative.

Documentary

Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional material intended to document some aspect of reality.

Animation

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

Experimental film or experimental cinema is a type of cinema. Experimental film is an artistic practice incorporating both visual arts and cinema.

New Media

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 

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.

Special Jury

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

 
The Festival Programming Committee is made up of a volunteer group of film professionals, film enthusiasts, critics, and educators, including members of the special needs community. All decisions of the Committee are final.

4th Annual WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS for

BEST ANIMATION

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

BEST NARRATIVE

BEST NEW MEDIA

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

BEST STUDENT

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

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The Kaleidoscope Award, an original work of art created by Koji Yamami

Courtesy of the World Arts Education Permanent Collection