The US International Awards are a prestigious platform recognizing the pinnacle of excellence in branded video productions and documentaries worldwide. Formerly known as the US International Film & Video Festival, the competition's legacy dates back to 1967 when it was inaugurated in Chicago.

In 2021, Filmservice International, Europe's biggest organizer of corporate film festivals, took the reins, infusing new energy and expertise into the esteemed competition. With a heritage spanning over 50 years in the corporate video and documentary industry, coupled with Filmservice International's proven track record, the US International Awards embark on a thrilling new chapter.


In 1967, the US Industrial Film and Video Festival was inaugurated in Chicago by Will Anderson. In the early days of cinema, Chicago was more influential in the business of industrial films and documentaries than Hollywood, and competitions began to emerge. Not all of them lasted, but the USIFVF did. The competition had its initial awards in 1968. In 2001, the competition started operating in Los Angeles as the US International Film & Video Festival under the direction of Lee Gluckman Jr., maintaining its original mission: 

to recognize quality work produced for industry, associations, governments, education organizations
 whose purpose is to inform, motivate, stimulate or educate an audience.

In 2020, the loss of chairman and leader Lee Gluckman Jr. caused a temporary shutdown of the awards. However, Filmservice International, Europe's biggest organizer of branded content festivals and a close friend of the awards, didn't want to see such a prestigious competition come to an end. In 2021, the company's owner, Alexander V. Kammel (an IQ Member), decided to continue the excellent work developed and took over the awards. The competition has been re-branded as the US International Awards, and with this move, the legacy of the competition lives on, providing new generations of talented individuals with the opportunity to showcase their work and be recognized for their achievements. 

The US International Awards are a member of CIFFT – Comité International des Festivals du Film Touristique (International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals).