First given out in 1975 the Cesar Award is the national film award of France. Nominations are made by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema and a nationally televised award ceremony is held in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris each February.
Established one year after the founding of the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, the first Goya awards ceremony took place on March 16, 1987 at the Teatro Lope de Vega, Madrid. The ceremony continues to take place annually with awards given to films produced during the previous year.
The Genie Awards given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television recognize the best of Canadian films. The awards were created to replace the Canadian Film Awards that had run from 1949 to 1978.
Founded in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national non-profit professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in the Canadian film and television industries. The Gemini celebrates excellence in Canadian English-language television, acknowledging 87 award categories in three gala presentations. First broadcast in 1986 the event has grown to become one of the most prestigious cultural events in Canada.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) was founded to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures; foster cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, educational and technological progress; recognize outstanding achievements; cooperate on technical research and improvement of methods and equipment; provide a common forum and meeting ground for various branches and crafts; represent the viewpoint of actual creators of the motion picture; and foster educational activities between the professional community and the public-at-large. Not everyone knows all of that but everyone knows Oscar.
The Emmy Awards are presented by three related but separate U.S. based organizations:
* the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors national prime time entertainment (excluding sports);
* the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes daytime, sports, news and documentary programming; and
* the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors programming originating outside the United States. The College Television Awards is a major TV Academy Foundation competition which recognizes excellence in college student film/video productions. National in scope, CTA accepts entries in various categories from scores of colleges and universities each year.
The David is the main national film award in Italy. The jury which assigns the David di Donatello awards is formed from (a) awards recipients of the past ten years, (b) members of the Council of Directors and (c) a maximum number of 130 selected representatives from the fields of culture, art, industry, society and show business.
AFI, the American Film Institute, is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.
AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content Lab and K-12 Screen Education Center.
As the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the US, AFI ON SCREEN encompasses the annual AFI FEST presented by Audi: AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival-as well as year-round programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival.
AFI AWARDS, the annual almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year and, during the past 34 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become a preeminent honor for a career in film.
The African Movie Academy Awards, AMAA, is an offshoot of the African Film Academy geared towards research, training and propagating filmmaking in Africa supported by producers, directors, designers, writers, critics and scholars who share in the belief of a renaissant African film.
For 55 years American Women in Radio and Television has been the voice of women in U. S. electronic media. For more than 30 years the Foundation of AWRT has honored programming created for, by and about women with the Gracie Awards which encourage the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in the media.
ASIFA - The International Animated Film Association
At an event held in the 1950¹s in Annecy two groups met: the Film Distribution Association and the Annecy Ciné-Club. Founded in 1945, the Annecy Ciné-Club was one of the biggest in France with over a thousand members. At the close of this week of cinema, both parties decided to collaborate to present an animated film program at the Cannes festival in 1956, with the help of André Martin and the support of the Monte Carlo Forum for Computer Arts. A hundred films from all over the world were screened at the first Journées Internationales du Cinéma d'Animation.
A second JICA took place at Cannes in 1958, this time with the participation of international artists. Since animation was not getting a much exposure at Cannes the organizers asked if they could transfer their activities to Annecy and the first international animation festival was born. The meetings at Cannes also launched the idea to create an association for the animation world as a way of strengthening animation's presence within the live-action film world and giving all animation artists an official voice. ASIFA was officially founded in July of 1961. Its first President was Norman McLaren, followed by John Hubley.
Today ASIFA has branches in 34 countries, with three official languages: French, English and Russian). As stated by former President Raoul Servais, many international associations begin as local organizations that grow to national, and then on to international levels. ASIFA, however, was founded without these developmental steps. It was born in France but, from the very beginning, artists from the entire world were involved in this new venture. It was not a kind of academic society, but rather a group of enthusiastic animation filmmakers gathering together to share experiences, exchange information and try to come up with the formula that would promote the art of animation around the world.
The Aurora Awards recognizes individuals in the film and video industries. Competitors come from private and corporate production groups, advertising agencies and television stations.
Founded in 1958, the Australian Film Institute is Australia's foremost screen culture organisation. The AFI has promoted Australian film and television for over 48 years and is responsible for producing Australia's premier film and television awards, the annual AFI Awards.
AWGIE Awards began in 1967 and are presented in an annual awards ceremony conducted by the Australian Writers' Guild celebrating excellence in screen, television, stage and radio writing.
With an expert industry membership of nearly 6500 individuals globally, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards the highest achievements of films, video games and television programs shown in the UK each year in order to motivate and inspire those who make them, and to educate and develop the taste of those who watch them.
BAFTA was formed on 16 April 1947 when a group of the most eminent names in the British film production industry gathered in a room at the Hyde Park Hotel. The great film director David Lean was appointed Chairman.
Created in 1998, The British Independent Film Awards set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honor new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public.
The Critics' Choice Awards ceremony is held annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.
With 150 members in over 55 countries The International Center of Films for Children and Young People (CIFEJ) is a network of producers, distributors, broadcasters, festivals, scriptwriters and filmmakers, media researchers, and specialized groups that work directly with the media and children. CIFEJ was founded in 1955 under the auspices of UNESCO and UNICEF to promote excellence in the audio-visual media for children and young people. Today, Today it retains operational relations with UNESCO and consultative status with UNICEF. CIFEJ maintains databases of current titles for children and young people and the companies responsible for the production, distribution, and broadcast of these titles. The CIFEJ Prize is awarded to exceptional productions at selected international festivals that screen quality films and television programs for children and young people.
The Council on International Nontheatrical Events, CINE, is nationally and internationally known for its prestigious and highly acclaimed film and video competitions. Since its founding in 1957 CINE has been dedicated to discovering, rewarding, educating, and supporting established and emerging talent in film and video. CINE Golden Eagle Awards, distinguishing excellence in professional and amateur works, are recognized internationally as symbols of the highest production standards in filmmaking and videography.
Among those whose first major awards included the CINE Golden Eagle are Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, as well as the documentarians Ken Burns, Charles Guggenheim, Stanley Nelson, and Frederick Wiseman. Categories represented in the Cine competitions include short and feature length documentaries, films for children, for education, and for industry, as well as films in specialized areas such as medicine and oceanography. Multi-stage juries of film and media specialists throughout the United States judge the competitions.
Along with these competitions, CINE offers development workshops for established film and video professionals, as well as mentoring programs for students. CINE works with the Kodak Student Filmmakers Program to encourage the work of student producers in film schools throughout the U.S. A new Master Class Series of conversations with those who have shaped the media, many of whom are CINE Golden Eagle Award winners, has been added to the CINE website.
Originally founded to present a realistic view of the U.S., its people, products, and philosophy, by showcasing the best of American documentary films to overseas audiences, CINE’s mission has broadened to include recognizing and fostering overall excellence in film and video production, especially among new and emerging talent, and providing educational and programmatic services to support its goals. Sponsors of the Golden Eagle Awards events have included National Geographic Television & Film, BBC Technology, the Discovery Channel, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Education Association and the Public Broadcasting Service.
Donald Thoms, President of the Board of Directors of CINE, is also the Vice President of Talent Development for Discovery Communications. Wendy Revel is the Executive Director of CINE. Betsy Walters is Director of Competitions. For more information see The Cine Golden Eagle Award Competitions.
In its first half-century, CINE had a remarkable track record for its early recognition of talent. The CINE Honorary Board of Directors, is comprised of notable CINE Golden Eagle Award winners and other distinguished media professionals.
Ken Burns who won his first CINE Golden Eagle Award for Brooklyn Bridge in 1981. Mr. Burns has won 16 Golden Eagle Awards and was presented with the CINE Leadership Award in 2003.
Bob Dotson, a featured personality on NBC’s The Today Show, has won two CINE Golden Eagle Awards (and multiple Emmys) for his work as a journalist, as well as serving as a former member of CINE’s Board of Directors and as the longtime host of the annual CINE Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
Marvin Hamlisch, one of only two people in history to have won the five major American awards for performance: the Academy Award, the Emmy Award, the Tony Award, the Grammy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. He has composed the music for three CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning productions.
Jennifer Lawson, general manager of Howard University Television (WHUT), who as Vice President of National Programming for PBS, oversaw the groundbreaking Ken Burns’ series The Civil War, which drew 50 million viewers. Through her company, Magic Box Mediaworks, Ms. Lawson developed for PBS the eight-part Africa series.
Albert Maysles who with his brother, David, pioneered the "direct cinema" (or "cinema verité") style of nonfiction film and whose his films Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens are considered three of the seminal films in the history of American documentary filmmaking.
Greg Moyer, as the general manager of VOOM HD Networks, is helping to pioneer the high-definition revolution of television content. Mr. Moyer oversees the operation of VOOM's high definition channels, which comprise the the world's largest suite of high-definition content for distribution.
Bill Moyers has been the recipient of over thirty Emmys, the Peabody Award, two CINE Golden Eagles and the CINE Leadership Award. Mr. Moyers currently hosts Bill Moyers Journal for PBS and serves as the president of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy.
Johnathan Rodgers is the President and CEO of TV One, a new cable and satellite network targeted for the African American community. Mr. Rodgers was previously the President of Discovery Networks U.S., where he oversaw all of the programming and operations for the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, The Travel Channel and many others.
Steven Spielberg was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle in 1969 for his first film, Amblin.
The Czech Film and Television Academy is the representative body of Czech film and television professionals. Since 1995, as appointed by the Czech Ministry of Culture, CFTA elects a Czech contestant for AMPAS ®Awards and presents the Czech annual film award, the Czech Lion. CFTA is the only organization in the Czech Republic appointed to select feature films for festivals and screenings where organizers demand such selection.
Presented to recipients annually by the President of India, the National Film Awards are the most prestigious and prominent film awards in India. The "Nationals" recognize the best in all Indian Cinema, as well as the best films in each region and language of the country.
The Directors Guild of America established the DGA Awards program to honor directorial achievement. Awards are given on a quarterly basis, and in the presentation of an award for the Best Directorial Achievement at the annual DGA General Membership Meeting.
Film and television programming that increases public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues is recognized by the EMA with the Environmental Media Award.
The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe's finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony held in November 1988. EFA was finally founded in 1989 as the European Cinema Society by its first president Ingmar Bergman and 40 filmmakers to advance the interests of the European film industry. The European Film Academy currently unites 1,700 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe's film culture. EFA's most visible activity is the annual presentation of the European Film Awards, formerly known under the name FELIX.
At the Cannes Film Festival in May 1947 notice was given that:
An international association has been set up in 1947 in Cannes (France) among groups of film societies in countries throughout the world and this association shall be called FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES CINE-CLUBS (F.I.C.C.), in the English language the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM SOCIETIES (I.F.F.S) and in Spanish FEDERACION INTERNACIONAL DE CINE CLUBES.
The aim of the International Federation Of Film Societies is to develop close co-operation between its members, and to maintain the presentation, distribution and study of films in the sense of culture, art and social development. Members of the association are federations of non-profit film societies and cinemas in one country consisting of a representative number of film societies/cinemas based on regional, geographic, language or ethnic groupings. The members are non-profit making and non-commercial and are concerned with the development of the art of the film. Presidents of the organization have included the directors Francois Truffaut, Theo Angelopoulos and currently, Italian director Gianni Amelio.
The F.I.C.C. organizes juries annually at about twenty international film festivals that award the prestigious Don Quijote prize. The films awarded the Don Quijote Prize or a Special Mention by the Jury are listed in the F.I.C.C.'s "Film Distribution Network" catalogue which then furthers their international distribution. Juries at the following festivals have awarded the Don Quijote prize:
With 29 member associations from 23 of the leading audiovisual production countries, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations is the only organisation of film and television producers with a global reach. FIAPF’s mandate is to represent the economic, legal and regulatory interests which film and TV production industries in four continents have in common.
As an advocate for producers, FIAPF helps formulate policies and coordinate political action in these key areas:
* Copyright and related intellectual property rights’ legislation
* Enforcement of IPR legislation and anti-piracy action
* Deployment of digital technologies and their impact on the audiovisual value chain
* Technology standardization process
* Media regulation
* Private and public sector film financing mechanisms
* Trade-related issues
FIAPF is also a regulator of international film festivals, including some of the world’s most significant ones. FIAPF’ International Film Festivals’ Regulations are a trust contract between the film business and the festivals who depend on their cooperation for their prestige and economic impact.
FIAPF’s governance is provided by its General Assembly, which sits twice-yearly, in May and December. General Assembly members are elected from the membership.
Founded in 1984, these awards were originally known as the FINDIE ("Friends of Independents") Awards. In 1986, the awards were renamed the Independent Spirit Awards. Held as a luncheon on the beach in Santa Monica, California the Awards ceremony brings together the entire film community to celebrate the best of independent film. In 2005, the producing organization of the Spirit Awards changed its name from IFP/Los Angeles to Film Independent. Its members attend nominee screenings, view nominated films through Netflix, and vote for the winners.
Bollywood's best talents are honored with the Filmfare Award, the oldest and most prominent film award given for Hindi films in India.
An international federation of film critics began to be considered when In 1925 some film journalists from Paris and Brussels founded a Professional Association of the Film Press. The idea of an International Federation of Film Press took shape in Paris, during the Congress of Cinema held in 1926. Then in 1930, during the International Congress on Cinema held in Brussels, French, Italian and Belgium critics founded the Federation. When the second General Assembly of the Federation was held in Rome in 1931 the Italians proposed that the name FIPRESCI be adopted.
At the outbreak of the world war FIPRESCI consisted of seven national sections, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Czechoslovakia with nine other countries represented by individual members, the Vatican City, Spain, United States of America, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.
After the war, when the Cannes Film Festival began in 1946, FIPRESCI elected new officials and also formed a jury at this first Cannes festival which awarded its prize to David Lean's BRIEF ENCOUNTER and Georges Rouquier's FARREBIQUE.
German Television Awards recognize the best in German television programming and production.
The Grand Bell Award is the official film award in South Korea presented in an annual ceremony that has been hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Information since 1962. Although the awards ceased for a couple years they were revived in 1972 after the establishment of the Korea Motion Picture Promotion Association. Though sometimes controversial the Grand Bell Awards remain as the oldest continuous film awards held in South Korea, and have been called the Korean equivalent of the American Academy Awards.
Run by the Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo since 1965, the Baeksang Art Awards honors categories in film, TV and theatre. The best Korean film is named the "Baek Sang Film."
Established in 1944 by by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) the Golden Globe Awards celebrate both motion pictures and television programs in an internationally televised ceremony. The broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars and Grammys.
The Hong Kong Film Awards recognizes the best work from the local film industry. The event is organized by the Hong Kong Film Awards Association, and takes place yearly in March.
The Inside Film Award is the People's Choice award for Australian films.
Since 1985, the Imagen Awards competition has celebrated the best portrayals of Latinos in film and television.
The Annie Awards for animation were created by the Hollywood Chapter of the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA. They were originally intended to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation in the areas of producing, directing, design, writing, voice acting, sound and sound effects. In 1992 the Annies began to honor all of animation in additional categories such as Best Animated Feature.
The IDA Awards Competition, established in 1984, is a major genre-specific competition dedicated to the documentary film.
The IIFA Weekend and Awards is a celebration of Indian Cinema including the IIFA Awards Ceremony that honors the best of Indian cinema in a major commercial telecast.
Sparked by the success of the Irish Film & Television Awards annual primetime broadcast event the Irish Film & Television Network (www.iftn.ie ), with the other key industry organizations who organise the Awards, initiated the founding of the Irish Film and Television Academy in 2006 to encourage excellence within the industry.
The most favorite programs and most popular personalities are revealed at The National Television Awards ceremony on ITV1 in November when more than a thousand of television's biggest stars gather for a night of glitz, glamour, tension and triumph - and a few surprises!
The Omni Awards recognize accomplishments in outstanding media production in a variety of fields in a high impact awards presentation.
The Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas ("The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences") was founded on July 3 ,1946 in Mexico City . It awards the Ariel to the best productions of the Cinema of Mexico. For the history of the Ariel visit: http://www.academiamexicana.com/historiaAriel.asp To see detail on the film festivals of Mexico visit: http://www.academiamexicana.com/festivales.asp
It's an MTV Award. No more needs to be said.
Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards is America's premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and in the promotion of social justice.
For over 95 years the non-profit National Board of Review, has dedicated its efforts to the support of film as both art and entertainment. The NBR Award celebrates the distinctive voice of the individual artist, honoring excellence and supporting freedom of expression. The Board's core activities include the award of scholarships and grants to promising film students and directors.
For sixty-five years the New York Film Critics Circle have recognized, championed and defended films that might otherwise have been overlooked by audiences.
Nippon Academy-sho Association has been organizing the Japan Academy Prize presentation since 1978 to recognize the best films produced by Japan's film industry.
The prestigious Peabody Awards recognize outstanding achievement in broadcasting and cable including entries produced for alternative distribution, including corporate, educational, home-video release, CD-ROM and Internet.
Prix Europa invites the best European television, radio and Internet productions, their makers and managers, to Berlin for a week of festival activities.
The Prix Italia is the oldest and most prestigious International Radio, Television and Web competition. It awards prizes for quality productions in the fields of drama (single plays and serials), documentaries (culture and current affairs), the performing arts (television) and music (radio).
The PRIX JEUNESSE Foundation was established to contribute to improving worldwide television for the young, and to promote communication between nations through international program exchange.
The bi-annual festival, the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL is the Foundation's main activity. Further activities like the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase make PRIX JEUNESSE into a leading world-embracing lobby organisation for quality children's media.
The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the U.K television community. Each year in seven Awards ceremonies they recognise excellence across the entire range of program making and broadcasting skills.
Modeled on the Academy Awards (the Oscars).the Russian Academy Award takes its name from Nike, the goddess of victory. Accordingly the prize too is modeled after the sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The awards are presented in an annual ceremony held by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences which was established in 1987 in Moscow, Russia.
The Golden Eagle is a national award given by the Russian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for motion pictures and TV series made in Russia. Modeled on the Golden Globe Awards the ceremony, held at the Mosfilm studios where acclaimed Soviet features are filmed. honors both film and television achievments each January.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards focus on both individual performances and on the work of the entire ensemble of a television show or film. SAG awards recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.
Korea's Blue Dragon Awards were launched in 1963 by the Chosun Ilbo newspaper and are among the most popular film awards in Korea.
The Asian Television Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to recognise and reward programming and production excellence. Profits from the event support a fund which was set up to assist students in broadcasting related studies.
Entries come from a wide range of broadcasters, including free-TV stations, pay-TV platforms and independent productions houses.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. With over 200 categories, the Telly Awards are sought-after by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies.
Founded in 1974, the HUMANITAS Prize is an annual screenwriter's award to encourage, stimulate and sustain screenwriters in their humanizing task, and to give them the recognition they deserve.
The Young Artist Foundation is a non-profit organization which awards scholarships to financially and/or physically challenged young people seeking a future in the entertainment industry.
Annual awards show honoring the best of Bollywood.