Star Media was awarded 3 main prizes at WorldFest Houston, the longest running International Film Festival of Independent Films which is one of the three most prestigious ones in North America!
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival was held from 20 to 29 April 2018 in Houston (USA). Star Mediabecame one of the winners: the docudrama “The Polish Imprint” received a GOLD REMI AWARD, one of the highest awards of the festival in the nomination “Documentary,” the detective “Under Correction” received a SPECIAL JURY AWARD in the nomination “TV Mini-Series.” And a 20-episode detective “The Experts” won a GOLD REMI AWARD in the nomination "TV Series-Dramatic".
The festival was founded in August 1961. Despite its mature age, WorldFest principles remain unchanged. The festival continues to move forward to present the true independent film and its filmmaker, offering a new venue for directors and producers searching for an independent forum for their works. The mission/vision statement of WorldFest is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, and development of filmmaking as such.
WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America.
It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd who has been honored with more than 115 international awards for creative excellence in film production, and has participated in creating more than 300 motion pictures and video productions.
The initial idea behind the WorldFest was to originate a festival where independent filmmakers might present their works.
Unlike the Cannes, Sundance and Toronto festivals, the WorldFest Houston strikes by its dimensions. It is actually 12 Major film & video competitions within one event in 200+ sub-categories for picture and video productions. However, in spite of that huge number of entries, no awards are given in any category unless the scores from the juries are high enough to place a film for honors. Thus only approximately one fifth of the total category entries actually win an award at WorldFest. WorldFest is presently the oldest independent film festival in the world and the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York.
Among the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries, we may list just a few names: The Coen Brothers, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Robert Rodriguez, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and a lot more.