This page lists all the awards that I have included
in my "award" pages. For each one, there is a brief description
and a website URL you can visit (if it has one).
The Academy Awards are the main national film award for
the US. They take place with much hoopla in March. Sometimes I agree;
sometimes I don't - but regardless I watch. The first website displays
information, pictures, etc. about the last Academy Awards. The second
has information on the actual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
itself. The Academy Awards have been ranking films since 1935.
The ASC was founded in 1919 and started giving annual
awards in 1987. The ceremonies take place in February.
Australian Film Institute Awards -
I believe these are the main film awards of Australia.
They take place in November.
These awards began as a film-only award, but have become
a multi-media award with only a few movie-related categories remaining.
They take place in Germany.
Bavarian Film Awards
These awards take place in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Berlin International Film Festival
This film festival has taken place every year since 1951.
It takes place in February. The site is pretty good.
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
This critics' event has been around since 1981.
British Academy of Film and Television
(BAFTA) - www.bafta.org
These are the main film awards for Great Britain. It was
started in 1947 by a group of men in the film industry. Who did they
choose as their chairman? The god of directoring - David Lean. The awards
ceremony is scheduled February (one month before the Academy Awards).
British Independent Film Awards -
Celebrates British independent films. This is a very
cool site. Lots of information about British independent film as well
as the awards. The awards ceremony is scheduled for October. They have
been presenting awards since 1998.
These awards take place in Poland. They celebrate outstanding
cinematography in film. The awards have been given out since 1993. The
ceremonies are set to take place in December.
Yes, this is Cannes. Lots of stars, lots of independent
films. Blah, blah, blah. The Cannes Film Festival began in 1946 and
is scheduled to take place in May every year.
The Cesar is the main national film award in France.
The Cesar Awards are given out in February.
This is a critics event that has taken place since 1989.
The ceremony takes place in February or March.
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival
This festival takes place in San Jose, California. Started
in 1991, it showcases independent films. Usually takes place in the
This festival takes place in Deauville, France. This
festival has been competitive since 1995 and showcases American films
in France. The festival is scheduled to take place in September.
Directors Guild of America - www.dga.org
I really think the name of the group says it all. They
have been giving out honors since 1948. The site has good information
on the awards.
These are the main national TV awards for the US. Founded
in 1946, the latest Emmy Awards were announced on September 10, 2000.
Started in 1988, this awards show was organized to give
a boost to European filmmaking. The awards are scheduled to take place
This film festival (scheduled for February & March)
that takes place in Portugal is dedicated to fantasy and science fiction
films. It has been around since 1981.
These are the main national film awards of Canada celebrating
Canadain filmmaking. Started in 1980, Genie Awards are scheduled to
take placein February.
These are the main national film awards in Germany. They
have been honoring films for 50 years. The ceremony takes place in June.
The site is in German with no "English" option. You can enter
the URL into Babel Fish and get a rough translation.
Gijón International Film Festival
for Young People
This festival takes place in Gijon, Spain. It has been
taking place since 1995. The festival is scheduled for November/December.
The Golden Globes are decided by the Hollywood Foreign
Press and include both film and TV awards. The next scheduled ceremony
is in January.
As you would suspect from the name, these awards take
place in New York and celebrate East Coast independent films. The awards
began in 1991.
These awards celebrate West Coast independent films.
The awards take place the weekend before the Academy Awards (and have
done so since 1986 when they began).
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
This festival takes place in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
This festival (which has taken place since 1946) is scheduled every
year in July.
London Critics Circle Awards
London critics event. No website.
MTV Movie Awards
MTV has been handing out Movie Awards since 1982.
National Board of Review, USA
This critics event has taken place since 1932. The honors
are announced in January.
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
The NYFCC started in 1935 as an alternative to the Academy
Awards. It is made up of New York City newspaper and magazine film critics.
These are the fun awards - honoring the worst of the
year since 1980. They take place in March.
The actors voting on awards for actors. The first site
is about the awards themselves and the second is about the Screen Actors
Guild. The awards have been bestowed since 1995. Next year's honors
will be announced in March.
Yes, they take place in Seattle, WA. This is the only
film festival that I have been to. I loved it. If you're in Seattle
when the festival is taking place, go. That's all I have to say, pick
a film and go. It's spread around to several different theaters - all
of which are very cool. Showcases independent and foreign films. The
festival has taken place since 1976 and is scheduled for May & June.
Society of Texas Film Critics Awards
I don't know who they are. I can't really find out any
information on them via the web. IMDB has lists of awards for 1996 and
1997 and that's as much as I can find out.
This festival takes place in Park City, Utah. Showcases
independent films. The institute was founded in 1981 by Robert Redford.
The festival takes place in January.
Torino International Festival of
Young Cinema - www.torinofilmfest.org
This festival takes place in Torino, Italy. This festival
started in 1994 and is scheduled to occur in November.
This festival has taken place since 1976 in Toronto, Canada.
The festival takes place in September.
Vancouver International Film Festival
The Vancouver International Film Festival takes place
in September & October. They have been giving out awards since 1981.
The site is pretty good.
This is the oldest film festival still taking place today.
It started in 1932 and has taken place virtually every year since. The
next festival will take place in September.
There are 5 categories in the Walk of Fame: motion pictures,
TV, radio, recording or live theater. Stars have been added since 1960.
Writers Guild of America - www.wga.org
The last awards from the WGA are given out in March. They
have been giving writing awards since 1949.
These awards take place in Los Angeles, celebrating youngsters
in cinema. These awards have been given since 1978 and are scheduled
to take place in April.