Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Nominate for The 2008 International Film Festival Summit Excellence Awards

Next month will be the International Film Festival Summit Excellence Awards which takes place in the USA. The awards are open for any industry members or peers to nominate any Film Festival worldwide and someone representing the event. So please use the link below to submit your nominations for The Film Festival awards Of Excellence.

The awards will be announced and presented at a ceremony taking place during this year’s IFFS in December. In addition to the awards ceremony honorees will also receive an Avid Media Composer Software Package valued at over $3,000.

As we know the 2008 Reggae Film Festival was a huge success, we're hoping to let others around the world to hear about the event so we can gain more support for future events. See the official film festival website for more info (new website comming soon for the 2009 event)

The IFFS Excellence Awards, for the second time in 2008, will honor and pay tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. Festivals continue to provide a vital intersection where the major stakeholders in the entertainment industry converge. For decades the tireless work of the film festival professional has made monumental impacts on the industry for individual filmmakers, buyers, sellers, and countless organizations involved in entertainment.

Three Excellence Award Categories
There are three categories each containing two awards. The categories included are: International, National and Regional,
and the two awards presented in each category are the Director Award and Professional Award. A total of six awards will be presented in December.

International – To qualify for this category your annual festival budget should be greater than $1 million.
National – To qualify for this category your annual festival budget should fall between $250K and $1 million.
Regional – To qualify for this category your annual festival budget should be less then $250K.

*Director Award Presented to the film festival director who has made considerable contributions and a lasting impact on his or her film festival and independent film.
Special emphasis for consideration will be placed on festival growth, new programs, organizational structure, and overall vision.

*Professional Award Presented to the programmer/sponsorship manager, operations manager, or other festival professional that has excelled in his or her position making a significant contribution to the success of the film festival. Special emphasis will be placed on management of staff, execution of initiatives, and new initiatives from previous years.

Guidelines for Entry Submission
Nominations should be made in the online form and must be completed in their entirety. The deadline for entries is October 15th 2008. Entries submitted without all requirements satisfied may be deemed ineligible and may not be considered. All information submitted will be held as confidential and not released. Judging Criteria A panel of judges consisting of members from film festivals, producers, acquisition & distribution agents, and the media will judge each nomination based on organization, professional content, event history, clarity of message, and creativity and/or uniqueness.

Eligibility Requirements
The Excellence Awards are open to all film festivals and professionals throughout the world. Nominees must currently or have previously worked for a film festival within the past year. Individuals must be nominated by a peer, colleague, or industry affiliated professional working in the entertainment and film festival industry.
For additional questions please contact us at 646-502-7563.

Closing Entry Date 15th Oct.2008

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