In order to insure that each film is studied and rated on an individual basis, DOFIFF has instituted a system where entries do not compete against each other, but instead are recognized for their own individual merits.The number of awards granted at any given level will fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline.
For all intents and purposes, they compete against themselves: each entry is judged on individual merits and scored on an inherent value system.
The judges focus is on your film when it is your turn to be evaluated, not on all the other films that are in cue: this insures that they will not have comparisons going on in their minds when they should be focusing entirely on YOU.
Judges score entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded not only for Best Of Show, but also for two Awards of Excellence levels, two Awards of Merit levels, a Kudos Endeavor Award, or no award.
Best of Show honors are granted to the top scoring entry/entries for each season; Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional artistic and technical achievements; and Notable achievements are recognized at the Award of Merit and 'Kudos' award levels.
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|Cancer Can Be
Jeff Witzeman goes on a quest to find out why his wife was cured of her
cancer in 30 days, naturally, in Germany, after American doctors wanted to
pull an organ out, chemo and radiate her, and basically send her off to die.
What he found will change cancer treatment forever.
Symphony of Life
Vibration is the basic natural law of life stating that all matter is
energy vibrating at its own frequency.
Experiencing the power of vibration leads to feeling whole,
becoming more aware, and uplifting ourselves and the world.
With each conscious breath, the intimate connections of all
existence appear and the living universal field that we
exist in becomes evident.
Vibration ~ The Symphony of Life is a conversation with scientists,
researchers, healers, and educators
that explores the emerging science of the bio-field,
the human connection, and the use of
will and intention to act on behalf of the greater life.
|If This Ceiling
In a typical Lisbon house one can hear everything that
goes on in the apartment upstairs: the
neighbours walking around, talking, fighting
with each other.
One day, when her footsteps got home we
heard more than we expected.
A story that will leave your ears glued to the screen.
|Bill Evans Time Remembered
Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel which tells the story of Bill Evans’ turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music. The film was self-funded by the producer who traveled and interviewed approximately 40 people over a 7 year period of time. Several well renowned musicians are included in the film including Tony Bennett, Dr. Billy Taylor, singer Jon Hendricks, and jazz pianist Bill Charlap. The film also compiles a wide range of historical information about the jazz pianist including his first TV recording which appeared on CBS Look Up and Live in April 1958, playing Come Rain or Come Shine.
An abused 11 year old girl and a cab driver
form an unlikely friendship and travel together on a journey
TV talk show hosts bait young Yana into confessing
her unusual relationship with an aging rocker.
This leads to a chase by vigilante group of
hunters and other complications.
BULLY is a new dramatic musical about Sam Bradley,
a young man who commits suicide after being repeatedly
bullied in school.
The story follows Sam and the lives of those
around him in the days leading up to and following his suicide.
Thomas stumbles upon an old diary in an antique district.
As he begins to read the haunting tale of love and loss,
Thomas realizes the diary carries a terrifying curse.
Written many years ago by Junghoon, an aspiring author,
anyone merely exposed to the diary becomes a cunning
facilitator of the curse.
Even Thomas's girlfriend becomes his enemy.
With no one to trust, Thomas desperately pursues information
about Junghoon and the diary itself.
He embarks on a treacherous journey and discovers
increasingly disturbing details about Junghoon through dark,
mysterious encounters with devil worship and even his own past.
|The Final Blade
The Chicken cup is a treasure that passed by
the Emperor of Ming, Jin guards are the imperial guards of Ming Dynasty
who got the mission to protect the Chicken Cup.
And after hundreds of Years, the Chicken Cup still exist also the only
survived Jin guard He Xingyun.
The treasure hunters willing to kill him and get the Chicken Cup,
He Xingyun then passes on his mission to the
young boy Li Moxun, the battle went on again.
|A Midwestern Methamphetamine Fairytale||USA||Loose Shorts||Outstanding
Award of Excellence: Supporting Actor, Trey Tucker
Award Of Exceptional Merit: Sound Editing, Harper W Harris
|Back to Natural: A Documentary Film||USA||Documentary||Outstanding Excellence|
|Cook & Blend Z: The
Award of Excellence: Cinematography, Paolo Cellamare
Award Of Excellence: Direction, Paolo Cellamare
Award Of Outstanding Excellence: Original Score, Alessandro De Rosa/DavideCaprelli/AlbertoMarson
Award Of Excellence: SFX: Visual, Michelangelo Frisoni
Award Of Exceptional Merit: Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value Award Odf Excellence: Stunt/Fight Choreography, Simone Belli
|Life Ink||Taiwan||Student||Outstanding Excellence|
|One Step Forward
Award Of Outstanding Excellence: Sound Editing
Award Of Excellence: content/Message Delivery
|ONE,TWO,GUESS WHO'S WHO||USA||Sci-Fi - Art-house -||Art-House
Feature Award of Outstanding Excellence
Sci-Fi Feature Award of Excellence
Award of Excellence: Direction, System
Award of Excellence: Writer, System and Jacopo Ladicicco
Award of Outstanding Excellence: Original Score, System and Bernard Asselin
|Parker & Angel
Award of Excellence: Content/Message delivery
|Township Yogi||South Africa||Documentary||Outstanding Excellence|
|Wishful Thinking||Netherlands||Tight Shorts||Outstanding
Award of Excellence: Original Score, Eddy Koopman (Composer) Performed by Grammy Award winnig Metropole Orchestra
|A Very Long Night
|Born A Believer||UK||Documentary||Excellence|
Award Of Excellence: Original Score, Jeff Blank
Award Of Excellence: Viewer Impact:Inspirational
|Dead, Not Dying||AU||Drama||Excellence
Award of Excellence: Lead actor, Christapor Yaacoubian Award of Excellence: Supporting actor, Nicholas Papademetriou
Award of Excellence: Direction, Bass Hathaway
Award of Excellence: Script Writer, Iley Jones
|I Am The White Tiger||USA||Documentary||Excellence
Award of Exceptional merit: Cinematography, Thomas Sandfield
Award Of Excellence: editing, Jason Calhoun
Award of Exceptional Merit: Original Song, KELNER
Award of Outstanding Excellence: StuntFight/Choreography, Mark Houghton
|Lesvos: Beautiful Prison||Germany||Documentary||Excellence|
|License to Parent||USA||Documentary||Excellence|
|Little Red Pocketbook||USA||Student||Excellence
Award of Excellence: Narration
|Little Thief||UK||Loose Shorts||Excellence
Award of Excellence: Actress: Lead, Anne Ribiere
|Excellence in ALL 3 categories
|Of Rails & Sails -
The Life and Times of
Arthur Curtiss James
|Shadows In The Closet||USA||Documentary - LGBT||Excellence for
Award of Excellence: Lead Actor, Wayne Goodrich
Award of Excellence: Director, Kenny Lykins
|The 4 Stages||India||Student||Excellence|
|The Kurdish factor||USA||Documentary||Excellence|
|The Quest for the Lost
Paintings of Siberia
|The Returning||Malaysia||Tight Shorts
Both Categories AWARD of Excellence: Direction, Paul Russell
Award Of Excellence: Editing,
|To The Flame||USA||Drama||Excellence|
|Toward The Source||USA||Documentary||Excellence|
|Deadly Deception, Exposing the Dangers of Vaccines||USA||Documentary||Exceptional Merit
Award of Excellence: Content/Message Delivery
|Deluge||South Africa||Student||Exceptional merit|
|Escape for freedom||Italy||Documentary||Exceptional Merit|
|FACE||USA||Tight Shorts||Exceptional Merit
Award Of Excellence Original Concept
|Girls and Glaciers||USA||Documenrary||Exceptional Merit|
|Kids From Camelot||Canada||Inspirational||Exceptional Merit|
Award Of Merit: Direction, Rich Rule
|Moving Picture||Canada||Art-House||Exceptional Merit|
|Exceptional Merit for Both
|Out Here In The Fields||USA||Documentary||Exceptional Merit|
|Sanitas Pacifica||USA||Art-House||Exceptional Merit|
|Tell Me About My Mother||USA||Documentary||Exceptional Merit|
|The Awakening||UK||Loose Shorts||Exceptional
Award of Exceptional Merit: Cinematography, Lydia Bland Award of Merit: Sound Editing, Ricardo Lemos
|The Sky Is The Limit||UK||Documentary||Exceptional Merit|
|To The Last Drop||France||Tight Shorts||Exceptional Merit|
|When I Measure the Distance||Israel||Student||Exceptional Merit|
|You Feel Me?||USA||TV Show||Exceptional Merit|
|900 Miles and a Day
|Aphrodite In Ancona
|Come Sheet Earth 1234
|Dead In The water
Award Of Exceptional Merit:Cinematography
|Double Or Nothing
|Mime doesn't Pay
|Must Kill Karl||Canada||Tight Shorts||Merit|
|The Freedom Room
|AT YOUR DISPOSAL||USA||Tight Shorts||Kudos|
|Death on West End Road Trailer||USA||Student||Kudos|
|Night in?||UK||Zero Budget||Kudos|
||Award Of Exceptional Merit: Research
Outstanding Excellence: Sound Editing, Xiang Li