Lee Gluckman, chairman of US International Film & Video Festival, spoke Sept. 29 at the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ) conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. During conference proceedings, GMA News TV, Quezon City will be honored as
the One World Award winner. IQ sponsors the award, which recognizes a production that fosters world understanding. IQ members select the winner.
A thank-you shout-out to a group of Hollywood directors who are trying to keep Kodak movie film in production. These include Quentin Tarantino, Christopher
Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams, currently shooting "Star Wars
Episode VII" on film, according to Wall Street Journal.
Kodak produced the first commercial transparent film roll in 1889
Quenton Tarantino is shown on the set of 'Inglourious Basterds,' in 2009 Photo credit: Weinstein Company/Everett Collection.
Check out this fascinating video, "The Green Data Center," from Verne Global. It won a Certificate in Corporate Business-to-Business Advertising. The entrant was Connect2 Communications, Falls Church, Virginia. Production was done by 15four, Inc., with assistance from Verne Global and Growth Curve Marketing, Baltimore, Md.
The video explores challenges faced by IT professionals and data center operators in
managing unprecedented amounts of data that must be stored and
processed, as well as develop awareness of the impact the industry is
having on global climate change and how carbon-free alternatives are
Happy Day! We've announced winners and Grand Prix (Best of Festival) Shortlist. BOF winners will be made known June 16.
Here are the nominees for Best of Festival-- Corporate:
“Speeding it up with Patrick Dempsey” – KemperKommunikation, Frankfurt
judging for the 2014 competition nears completion, we want to give a
thank-you to one of Filmfest’s long-standing and extraordinarily
talented judges, Neil Curry of South Africa. Neil had been busy
making a documentary about a new Biosphere Reserve established in the
Klein Karoo area of South Africa, where he lives. The Reserve was set up
primarily to promote the conservation of the unique vegetation
and the animals of the area while, at the same time, protecting and
restoring the water catchments that have been damaged. Neil donated the
film to the Reserve to help promote its message to farmers and
landowners, as well as to municipalities and school groups, to encourage
them to participate in the initiative. Check out another popular work by Neil Curry: http://documentarystorm.com/the-elephant-the-emperor-and-the-butterfly-tree/
On Curry's judging team were:
Jane Green, who manages a Contract
Nature Reserve with her husband; she has degrees in Ecology (animal behavior)
and Conservation Biology and spent several years doing research at the
University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Peet Joubert, an Environmental
Consultant who was a member of the information staff of the National Parks Board,
ending up as Park Manager at Knysna National Park. He has been an active filmmaker
– especially on underwater topics – for 25 years.
Briette Barry, who has a degree in
Home Economics and is also an accountant and has run her own guest house for
more than 20 years. She is an excellent and sensitive photographer.