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“Art of Victory” Documentary Wins the 2008 Videographers Award of Excellence

The Art of Victory documentary was, on June 1, 2008, awarded the 2008 Videographers Award of Excellence (top photograph), the highest category in the 12-year-old US industry awards program. It was the third major industry trophy for The Art of Victory documentary, directed by renowned director Sheldon Altfeld, and written and presented by Gregory Copley.

There were about 2,100 entries from throughout the United States and several other countries in the 2008 competition. The Videographer Awards is one of the most coveted awards in the video industry. Over the past 12 years, thousands of production and communication professionals have entered their best and most creative work. The goal of the Videographer Awards is to identify and recognize the video artisans who excel in the scope of their own environment.

Winners range from network news operations to local cable access; from large production companies to freelancers; from international advertising agencies to student producers. Winners were selected from 166 categories under the headings of television productions, video productions and new media. The Award of Excellence was awarded to those projects that the judges deemed were written, produced, shot and/or edited in an exceptional manner.

The Videographer Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (www.amcpros.com). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and free-lance professionals who have entered AMCP programs.

"Art of Victory" Documentary TV Show Wins Second Major Award

The Art of Victory television documentary won its second major international award in May 2008 when it was presented with the 2008 Gold Award of Excellence “Communicator” (center photo), the award of the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Some 8,000 contestants vied for awards. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. The Award of Excellence, the highest honor, is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects which exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.

The Art of Victory documentary earlier won a prestigious Remi Award at WorldFest-Houston [see below].

The Art of Victory was directed by highly-acclaimed Director Sheldon Altfeld with production by StormMaker Productions, of Los Angeles. Altfeld Productions entered the documentary in the Communicator Awards. Author of The Art of Victory book, Gregory Copley, wrote the script for the documentary, and hosted the program.

"Art of Victory" Documentary Wins Major Award at Houston International Film Festival

The Art of Victory documentary one-hour television program, based on Gregory Copley’s book, was given one of the top awards — a Remi (pictured left) — at the big WorldFest-Houston, one of the major international film festivals. The documentary was written and presented by Gregory Copley, and he served as Executive Producer. four-time Emmy Award winning director Sheldon Altfeld directed the production in Los Angeles, and StormMaker Productions undertook the technical aspects of the production.

The documentary received a “Special Jury Award” Remi in the documentary category of the Festival.

WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 41st Annual Independent Film Showcase with a Grand Awards Gala on April 19, 2008.

WorldFest, founded as an International Film Society in August 1961, became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April 1968 and has a long list of “discovered” film greats such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Atom Egoyan, Randall Kleiser, Ang Lee, Robert Rodriguez, Brian de Palma, the Coen Brothers and many others from their beginning efforts with submissions early in their careers. Multi award-winning producer/director, Hunter Todd, founded this International Film festival to honor all categories of film and video production continuing his long dedication of “Discovery” in spotlighting emerging Independent filmmakers, “the Spielbergs & Ang Lees of tomorrow”.

     



 
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