Congratulations 2013 Filmmaker Nominees!

Ruth Broyde-Sharone
Jon Cooksey
Steve Copeland

Robert  Corsini
Mark Elliot
First Drops Interfaith Youth Organization
Oliver Hauck
Vishal Hiraskar
Valarie Kaur
Catherine McGilvray & Renato Spaventa
Patrea Patrick & Jack Tucker

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Tina Petrova
Patrick Solomon
Mary Ann Sullivan
Suzanne Taylor

Libby & Len Traubman

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITIONThe U.S. Dramatic Competition will offer a look at groundbreaking voices from U.S. independent filmmakers that best express themes of peace, non-violence, cooperation, understanding, compassion, and social justice, as it pertains to faith, spirituality, and Interfaith Harmony. In order to qualify, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction and must have a total running time of 40 minutes or more, and at least half of the project’s financing must originate from within the United States. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for a jury prize or an audience award.U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONFrom human rights to non-violence to social justice, these non-fiction films confront the subjects that define our current state of interfaith peace and harmony in the world around us.
In order to qualify, the submitted project must be a non-fiction documentary subject and must have a total running time of 40 minutes or more, and at least half of the project’s financing must originate from within the United States. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for a jury prize or an audience award.

SPOTLIGHT: ENVIRONMENTAL HARMONY

This category is a tribute to the films that best express Interfaith Harmony as it relates to environmental balance, environmental awareness, and the spiritual or faith based relationship and responsibility of caring for our planet.  In order to qualify for this category, films can be of any length, and may originate from any country throughout the world. One jury prize will be awarded in this category.

SPOTLIGHT: WOMEN OF HARMONY AND VISION

This category is a tribute to the voices of women filmmakers who often stretch a low budget and limited resources in order to create poignant and inspirational stories. In order to qualify for this category, films can be of any length or category, and may originate from any country throughout the world. The film in this category best reflecting themes of peace, non-violence, cooperation, understanding, compassion, and social justice as it pertains to interfaith harmony will be awarded one jury prize.

NEXT VOICE OF HARMONY: STUDENT FILMMAKERS

This category is a tribute to the voices of college aged student filmmakers who best express themes of peace, non-violence, cooperation, understanding, compassion, and social justice, as it pertains to faith, spirituality, and Interfaith Harmony.  In order to qualify for this category, films can be of any length or category, and must originate from a student enrolled in a U.S. college or university. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for one jury prize. The educational institution the student is attending will also be given acknowledgement.

INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC COMPETITIONThe International Dramatic Competition will offer a look   at   groundbreaking voices from independent filmmakers outside of the U.S. that best express themes of peace, non-violence, cooperation, understanding, compassion, and social justice, as it pertains to faith, spirituality, and Interfaith Harmony. In order to qualify, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction and must have a total running time of 40 minutes or more, and at least half of the project’s financing must originate from outside of the United States. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for a jury prize or an audience award.INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONFrom human rights to non-violence to social justice, these non-fiction films confront the subjects that define our current state of interfaith peace and harmony in the world around us.
In order to qualify, the submitted project must be a non-fiction documentary subject and must have a total running time of 40 minutes or more, and at least half of the project’s financing must originate from outside of the United States. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for a jury prize or an audience award.

SHORTS COMPETITION

Short films transcend the rules of conventional storytelling. From cutting-edge Animation to the best in Indigenous and Documentary cinema, these Short Films from independent U.S. and International filmmakers are intended to reflect the most creative and imaginative expressions of Interfaith Harmony.
All Short Films are selected to play before Feature Films or in a Shorts Program, and all accepted shorts are eligible for awards in our Shorts Competition. Short Films must have a total running time of less than 40 minutes, including credits. U.S. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking. International films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for the Jury Prize In International Short Filmmaking.

YOUNG VOICES FOR HARMONY

This category is a tribute to the voices of youth attending the 4th-12th grades who best express themes of peace, non-violence, cooperation, understanding, compassion, and social justice, as it pertains to faith, spirituality, and Interfaith Harmony.  In order to qualify for this category, films can be of any length or category, and must originate from a student enrolled in a U.S. elementary school, middle school, or high school. Films selected to play in this category will compete against one another for one jury prize. Note: All youth filmmakers entering this category must have an adult family member or teacher accompanying their entry. However, the award will be given to the young person who made the film. The educational institution the youth is attending will also be given acknowledgement.