12th ANGEL FILM AWARDS - MONACO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - December 4 - 7, 2014
The Angel Film Awards - Monaco International Film Festival is a competitive well-established, independent art house cinema event celebrating peace, love and movies.
It is the only international film festival in the world that celebrates non-violent film and screenplay.
The Festival founders Rosana Golden (festival executive director & artistic director) and Dean Bentley (festival executive producer – programming director), their goal and purpose to showcase non-violent films in a world that is too often dominated by violence.
The Angel Film Awards may eschew violence but this is no hippy dippy affair. It is a chic and elegant event with post screening VIP champagne receptions at some of the best hotels and clubs in Monaco.
The final selection of approx. 18 to 20 official shortlisted films and 10 to 15 shortlisted script (screenplay) entries - annually selected out of approx. 800 -1000 film plus script submission entries.
The Filmmaker is required to attend the festival if film is nominated for the awards – same requirement are for the writer of nominated screenplay to attend the festival to participate in press call & photo sessions, and Q and A on stage after the official movie screening.
All final shortlisted film entries are screened/viewed and then judged by a jury of movie industry professionals directly at the 4 day festival day and evening red carpet screenings.
All final shortlisted film entries are screened/viewed and then judged by a jury of movie industry professionals directly at the 4 day festival day and evening screenings.
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Movies from China, Japan, Iran, Bulgaria, Chile, USA & Canada celebrated at humanitarian film festival
Monaco Saturday 13th December 2014: For immediate release: The 12th annual Angel Film Awards, the gala evening at the Monaco International Film Festival, celebrated film makers of humanitarian non violent movies in Monaco on Saturday 6th December 2014.
Feature Film Winning Categories (key movies)
The International Premier of a film adaptation of the Chinese Kun Opera "A Dream Of Red Mansions" directed by Gong Yingtian, won the festival's top award, the Angel Trophy Award, for the film that best expresses the spirit of the festival. This is the first time a Chinese film was accorded the honour. The adaptation, selected to open the festival 4th Dec, also won Best Original Music and Best Costume Design.
The epic film is adapted from the renowned Chinese author Cao Xueqin's 18th-century epic, which is one of China's four great classical novels. Gong's adaptation was hailed by the festival jury as a sublime melding of the traditional and the modern.
Japanese drama "Summer Kyoto" scooped five awards including Best Director for Hiroshi Toda, while Iranian Drama, “Everything Is Fine Here" picked up four awards including Best Feature Film award. This courageous movie, shot in just two weeks and in secrecy, deals with Iranian society's reaction towards the plight of a rape victim.
The Bulgarian dramatic comedy "Living Legends" also won four awards including Best Ensemble Cast.
2014 Short Film Winning Categories (key movies)
The seasonal drama "My Christmas Wish" (USA) scooped five awards including Best Director for James Tumminia, and US short "Binky" picked up two awards, including Best Actress for Lucy Jenner,.
The Chilean production "Made Of Stone" won Best Short Movie.
The Canadian documentary "The Owen Hart Foundation - A Look Back" was honoured with four wins including Best Director for Dr. Martha Hart and the Humanitarian Angel Award.
The 2014 jury was helmed by the Italian actress, producer and film preservation activist Zeudi Araya Cristaldi; Italian/American actress Yvonne Scio; British author & life coach Carole Ann Rice; Lebanese actress LamittaFrangieh; Korean director Eun Oh and American producer Rebecca Tranter.
For a full breakdown of awards, visit the Angel Film Awards website: www.angelfilmawards.org
Photo left: Rosana Golden (festival director), Junichi Kajioka (director, actor Japan), Jacqueline Lestrade (journalist) - Photo below: Winner of five awards 'My Christmas Wish' US actor Andreas Beckett, US actress Tara Emerson Scheibel, and US director James Tumminia
The Winners for film and screenplay are announced on stage during the final gala awards celebration evening in Monte Carlo followed by an afterparty.
Press Coverage & Media Partners since 2003 view link.
AFA consist of 8 categories and 45 to 50 award genre. All shortlisted film & screenplay will be contacted in due time by the organizers of the AFA- MIFF.
Early bird submission 1st Jan - to 31st July €30
Late submission fee from 1st August - € 45 - deadline 15th October 2014
214 FILM & SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINE: click link
The AFA selection committee is made up of seasoned international industry professionals, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenplay writers, film journalists, actors, and the AFA founders. Votes cast decide the finalists and winners in all 8 categories.
Since its creation in 2003 the Angel Film Awards - MIFF is held in the Principality of Monaco. It is a non-profit making independent film festival, known as an elegant and glitzy affair. It has won recognition as 'a jewel in the crown' on the film festival circuit.
We welcome you to join unique festival experience! Peace, love and movies! Rosana and Dean and the A- Team
www.monacofilmfest.com or go to >> www.angelfilmawards.org
Dean Bentley (festival producer), Lamia Khashoggi (AFA Goodwill Ambassador) Rosana Golden (festival director) Debra Mace (AFA Goodwill Ambassador) Aiken Z China correspondent