Awards

Browse award selections for 2015

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The Kaleidoscope Awards 

Categories are:

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.

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 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 

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.

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.

2015 AWARDS LIST

BEST ANIMATION

A Flower In The Box

Director Xin Yin

USA

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Light of the Genji

Director Emily Driscoll

USA/Japan

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Ocean

Director Stephanie Maxwell

USA

BEST NARRATIVE

The Lambing Season

Director Jeannie Donohoe

USA/Ireland

BEST NEW MEDIA – MUSIC VIDEO

Who You Are

Director Ilana Yahev

Music by Roger Hill and Rick Tiger

USA/Israel

BEST STUDENT

JAYA

Director Puja Maewal

USA/India

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – INTERNATIONAL

Father

Director Jordan Tannahill

Canada

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH ANIMATION

Airburst: Soda of Doom

Director Dani Bowman

USA

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH DOCUMENTARY

Ability: A Journey With Rachel

Director Adam Ricketts

USA

SPECIAL JURY AWARD – YOUTH NARRATIVE

F is For Freedom

Director Theo Taplitz

USA

HOMETOWN FILM AWARD

The Adventures of Pelican Pete: A Bird is Born

Director Keaton Bicknell

USA – Jacksonville, FL

HOMETOWN STUDENT FILM AWARD

The Switcheroo

Director Kris Campbell

USA – Elementary School – Jacksonville, FL

WORLD VISION AWARD

Linda Hoaglund & Akie Topal

The Wound and the Gift

 USA/Japan