Significant Film Awards festivals to Remember

by on April 16, 2015
in Film Festivals

Movie awards

  • Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival

Country of origin: Argentina

Originated in: 1999

Name of the award: People’s choice award

  • Mar del Plata Film Festival

Country of origin: Argentina

Originated in: 1954

Name of the award: Golden Astor Award

  • Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

Country of origin: Armenia

Originated in: 2004

Name of the award: Golden Apricot, Silver Apricot and Parajanov’s Thaler

  • Dhaka International Film Festival

Country of origin: Bangladesh

Originated in: 1992

Name of the award: Rainbow award

  • Flanders International Film Festival Ghent

Country of origin: Belgium

Originated in: 1974

Name of the award: World sound track award

  • Sarajevo Film Festival

Country of origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Originated in: 1995

Name of the award: Heart of Sarajevo

  • Panafrican Film and Television festival

Country of origin: Burkina Faso

Originated in: 1969

Name of the award: FSPACO awards

  • Montreal World Film Festival which is one of the most significant film awards festivals.

Country of origin: Canada

Originated in: 1977

Name of the award: Grand Prix des Amériques

  • Toronto International Film Festival

Country of origin: Canada

Originated in: 1976

Name of the award: People’s choice award

  • Motovun Film Festival

Country of origin: Croatia

Originated in: 1999

Name of the award: Propeller of Motovun

  • Zagrebdox

Country of origin: Croatia

Originated in: 2005

Name of the award: Big Stamp, Little Stamp

  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Country of origin: Czech Republic

Originated in: 1946

Name of the award: Crystal Globe

  • Cairo International Film Festival

Country of origin: Egypt

Originated in: 1976

Name of the award: Golden pyramid

  • Cannes Film Festival

Country of origin: France

Originated in: 1946

Name of the award: Best Picture

  • Berlin International Film Festival

Country of origin: Germany

Originated in: 1951

Name of the award: Golden Bear, Silver Bear

  • International Thessaloniki Film Festival

Country of origin: Greece

Originated in: 1960

Name of the award: Golden Alexander

  • Hungarian Film and TV Awards

Country of origin: Hungary

  • International Film Festival of India

Country of origin: India

Originated in: 1952

Name of the award: Golden Peacock

  • International Film Festival of Kerala

Country of origin: India

Originated in: 1996

Name of the award: Golden Crow Pheasant

  • Mumbai International Film Festival

Country of origin: India

Originated in: 1990

Name of the award: Golden conch

  • Fajr International Film Festival

Country of origin: Iran

Originated in: 1982

Name of the award: Golden Tablet

  • Venice International Film Festival which is one of the most significant film awards festivals.

Country of origin: Italy

Originated in: 1932

Name of the award: Golden Lion, Coppa Volpi

  • International Film Festival Marrakech

Country of origin: Morocco

Originated in: 2001

Name of the award: Golden Star

  • Netherlands Film Festival

Country of origin: Netherlands

Originated in: 1981

Name of the award: Golden calf

  • Norwegian International Film festival

Country of origin: Norway

Originated in: 1973

Name of the award: Amanda

  • Tromso International Film festival

Country of origin: Norway

Originated in: 1991

Name of the award: Audience Award

  • Kara Film Festival

Country of origin: Pakistan

Originated in: 2001

  • International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE

Country of origin: Poland

Originated in: 1993

Name of the award: Golden Frogs

  • Fantasporto

Country of origin: Portugal

Originated in: 1981

Name of the award: Grande Prémio Fantasporto

  • Cinemanila International Film Festival

Country of origin: Philippines

Originated in: 1993

Name of the award: Golden Frogs

  • Cinemalaya International Film Festival

Country of origin: Philippines

Originated in: 2005

  • Metro Manila Film Festival

Country of origin: Philippines

Originated in: 1975

  • Moscow International Film Festival

Country of origin: Russia

Originated in: 1935

Name of the award: Statue of Saint George Slaying the Dragon

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival

Country of origin: Spain

Originated in: 1953

Name of the award: Golden shell

  • Ciudad de Santander International Sport Film Festival

Country of origin: Spain

  • Goteborg Film Festival

Country of origin: Sweden

Originated in: 1979

  • Name of the award: Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Film Award, The FilmDragon, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award
  • Stockholm International Film Fetival

Country of origin: Sweden

Originated in: 1990

Name of the award: Bronze Horse

  • Locarno International Film Festival

Country of origin: Switzerland

Originated in: 1946

Name of the award: Golden Leopard, Silver Leopard, Bronze Leopard

  • Adana International Film Festival

Country of origin: Turkey

Originated in: 2006

Name of the award: Golden Boll

  • Ankara Flying Broom Women Film Festival

Country of origin: Turkey

Originated in: 1996

Name of the award: Fipresci Award

  • Antalya Film Festival

Country of origin: Turkey

Originated in: 1963

Name of the award: Golden Orange

  • Istanbul Animation Film Festival

Country of origin: Turkey

Originated in: 2003

  • Istanbul International Film Festival

Country of origin: Turkey

Originated in: 1982

Name of the award: Golden Tulip

  • London Film Festival

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Originated in: 1953

Name of the award: The Sutherland Trophy

  • Dinard Festival of British Cinema

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Name of the award: Golden Hitchcock

  • Chicago International Film festival

Country of origin: United States

Originated in: 1964

Name of the award: Gold Hugo, Silver Hugo

  • Sundance Film Festival

Country of origin: United States

Originated in: 1978

Name of the award: Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award

  • Hawaii International Film Festival

Country of origin: United States

Originated in: 1981

Name of the award: Golden Maile

  • Seattle International Film Festival

Country of origin: United States

Originated in: 1976

Name of the award: Golden Space Needle

  • Slamdance Film Festival

Country of origin: United States

Originated in: 1995

In some of these important film awards festivals certain awards are offered to outstanding films actors, actresses, musicians and directors etc. The following are some of the most important ones.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Best known as BAFTA British Academy of Film and Television Arts is a British based charity that is dedicated to the cause of supporting, developing and promoting the art form of motion pictures. They offer nine different award ceremonies to pick and make awards to people involved in the industry.

The nine awards are the

  • EEE British Academy Film awards
  • British Academy Games Awards
  • British Academy Television Craft Awards
  • British Academy Children’s Award
  • British Academy Cymru Awards
  • British Scotland Awards
  • BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards
  • The Britannia Awards

These award ceremonies are some of the most significant film awards festivals held in the United Kingdom.

Academy awards

Academy awards which are better known as The Oscars are offered annually by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the US. The first edition of these awards was held on 16th May 1929 and the audience present on this occasion was just 270 people.

The awards are given to people in the film industry for their excellence in achievements in relation to cinema.  This awards ceremony is so popular among viewers that its telecast has been viewed by 57.25 million viewers in 1969. It was the 70th awards ceremony held in that year.

Voting to choose the winners in different fields is done by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The number of members eligible for voting in 2012 was 5783.

Golden Globe Award

Organized by Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Golden Globe award is also one of the most significant film awards festivals. The awards are offered to excellence in films and television industries. Presently, the association has 93 members. Started in 1961, the 72nd edition of the Golden Globe awards ceremony was held on 11th January this year.

In this awards ceremony the best motion pictures on the category of drama and musical or comedy are offered awards. The best director for both categories and the best director overall are also honored. In addition to them the best actor, best actress, the best supporting actor and the best supporting actress for both categories are awarded honors. There are also awards for the best the screen play, the best original score, the best original song, the best foreign language film and the best animated feature film. In addition to these awards made for the film industry both local and foreign, there are awards offered for the television industry as well. With all these awards are being offered to both films and TV industries Golden Globe becomes one of the most significant film awards festivals.

In case you look at the audiences that watch the telecast of Golden Globe awards ceremony you will be convinced that it is one of the most significant film awards festivals for the simple reason that only Oscar awards and Grammy awards are able to draw more viewers than it does.

Doctor Zhivago is one of the films that have won all the awards it has been nominated for and also it is one of the films that have won five Golden Globe awards. However, there are many other films that have made outstanding achievements in this award ceremony which is one of the most significant film awards festivals.