Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Wonderful Welcome by GMA!

Thanks to GMA Chairman and Chief Executive
GMA Chairman Gozon
Felipe L. Gozon for his greetings today when Chairman Lee Gluckman met with GMA News TV staff in Manila to honor their awards in  the 2014 US International Film & Video Festival.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Filmfest leader at IQ conference; One World winner to be honored

Lee Gluckman at IQ meeting
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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hollywood Directors at work to save Kodak movie film production

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.

 Read about this wonderful development at http://online.wsj.com/articles/kodak-movie-film-at-deaths-door-gets-a-reprieve-1406674752?tesla=y

Friday, July 11, 2014

Managing data in a "green" environment

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 becoming available.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Grand Prix nominees include films from 9 countries

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--
“Speeding it up with Patrick Dempsey” – KemperKommunikation, Frankfurt
“PostFinance-Easy” – Seed Audio-Visual Communication, Zurich
“Barossa. Be Consumed.” – kwp! Advertising, Adelaide, Australia
“Omega Speedskater” – Quite Frankly Productions, London

“Children of the World” - The Edge Picture Company, London
“Threats & Violence” – Pophunters Film & TV, Uppsala, Sweden

"Wagas: Mga Kuwento ng Totoong Pag-ibig (Eternal: Real-life Love Stories)"  GMA NewsTV, Quezon City, The Philippines
“Plants behaving badly” – Terra Mater Factual Studios, Vienna, Austria
 “The Nonfiction: Twilight Poem – An Elite Shaken to Their Core”- Fuji Television Network, Tokyo
“Adrift in Old Age” – NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Tokyo
“The Old Man and the Sea – The Expedition” – Ecology Film Productions, Stenkullen, Sweden
“Journey to the South Pacific” – MacGillivray Freeman Films, Laguna Beach, Calif.
Go to www.filmfestawards.com to view their details and vote for your favorite by posting to this blog. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A month on the road!

"I'm on the road again headed for Europe and Mobius Grand Prix winner presentations and US Int'l Film & Video Festival guest judging at the Deauville Green Awards in France and Baku Int'l Tourism Film Festival inAzerbaijan"--Lee Gluckman 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thanks to veteran judge: Neil Curry, and his group

Neil Curry
As 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.