The International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ), a global peer network of production company owners, sponsors and selects the winner of the One World Award given each year as part of the FilmFest competition. The award honors a production demonstrating international cooperation and global understanding. Established in 1966, IQ is headquartered in New York City, but has a worldwide membership. Its current president is Donna Hampton, capitolproductions.com, Sydney & Montreal.
Previous winners have highlighted health, political, racial, environmental, preservation and child labor issues. They included “Tracking the Monster: Confronting AIDS in Africa,” by Boom Pictures, New York City; “The Battle of Chernobyl” from Discovery Networks International; “Beyond Beliefs,” CloserProductions, Adelaide for Issues Deliberation Australia/America; 2012; “Heritage Saved is History Preserved” about the salvation of the town of Deventer in The Netherlands and “Counterfeit Culture,” from Tell Tale Productions, Halifax, Nova Scotia, about fake products.Check out www.filmfestawards.com for details on the 2015 competition. Deadline is March 1. Also, see iqfilm.org to learn more about that organization.