Browse award selections for 2015
The Kaleidoscope Awards
Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, New Media (includes Music Video, Public Service Announcements, Webisodes, Mobile), 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 includes Music Video, Public Service Announcement (PSA), Webisodes and Mobile films. This category highlights filming possibilities offered by new digital media and technologies. Please note: 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. Music video must represent the artists’ original work.
Student Film includes best film made by students in all of the above categories. Student films highlight artistic work by individuals 21 years or younger or by a groups whose average age is 21 years or younger. Film is also eligible if submitter has graduated but the film was completed while 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
2015 AWARDS LIST
A Flower In The Box
Director Xin Yin
Light of the Genji
Director Emily Driscoll
Director Stephanie Maxwell
The Lambing Season
Director Jeannie Donohoe
BEST NEW MEDIA – MUSIC VIDEO
Who You Are
Director Ilana Yahev
Music by Roger Hill and Rick Tiger
Director Puja Maewal
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – INTERNATIONAL
Director Jordan Tannahill
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH ANIMATION
Airburst: Soda of Doom
Director Dani Bowman
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH DOCUMENTARY
Ability: A Journey With Rachel
Director Adam Ricketts
SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH NARRATIVE
F is For Freedom
Director Theo Taplitz
HOMETOWN FILM AWARD
The Adventures of Pelican Pete: A Bird is Born
Director Keaton Bicknell
USA – Jacksonville, FL
HOMETOWN STUDENT FILM AWARD
Director Kris Campbell
USA – Elementary School – Jacksonville, FL
WORLD VISION AWARD
Linda Hoaglund & Akie Topal
The Wound and the Gift