Awards

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The Kaleidoscope Awards 

Categories are:

Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, New Media, Student Films, and Music in Film.

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.

 

THE 4th ANNUAL WORLD ARTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ARE:

 

BEST ANIMATION
Director PengPeng Du
Cage

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Director Olympia Stone
The Original Richard McMahan

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Director Vibeke Sorensen
Mayur

 

BEST NARRATIVE
Directors Frank Magree and Paul Henri
Sengatan

 

BEST STUDENT
Director Emily Tope
American Storytellers

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – INTERNATIONAL
Director Karen Donald
Silence and Monsters

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – INTERNATIONAL
Director Kagan Olgunturk
Mosyo

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH ANIMATION
Englewood Elementary Claymation Club
Director Kris Campbell
Aqua Bully

 

HOMETOWN STUDENT FILM AWARD
Director Atticus Wright
The Drummer

 

WORLD VISION AWARD
Tamika Lamison and Anthony Conti
Make A Film Foundation
The Black Ghiandola

 

GUIDING STAR AWARD
Rachel Barcellona

 

WORLD ARTS EDUCATION AWARD
Nadia Ramoutar

 

Thank you all for sharing your work and your dreams with 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 (includes Virtual Reality)

The new media category highlights filming possibilities offered by new digital media technologies.

Music in Film (includes Music Video)

Music in Film and music video awards are presented for the artist’s original work.

Public Service Announcement (PSA), Webisodes, and Mobile Films

If submitting from a series format, you may submit up to 3 consecutive clips as one entry to give a sense of your overall concept. 

Student Film 

Student Film includes the best film made by students in any 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 Guiding Star Award

The World Arts Film Festival presents the Guiding Star Award to artists who shine a brilliant light for others through transformative performance and leadership in the arts.

 

The World Arts Education Award

This award is presented to a filmmaker and educator who inspires greater understanding and appreciation of cultural values in their community through the arts.

 

The Hometown Award

Selections will include a focus on work by local filmmakers from the hosting city.

Hometown Film Award for a selected film by a local filmmaker

Hometown Student Film Award for a selected film by a local 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. At the discretion of the committee, some award categories may not be selected for presentation every season. All decisions of the Committee are final.

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

Courtesy of the World Arts Education Permanent Collection