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press | August 03, 2022

Introducing the renewed US International Awards 


In Fall 2022 the renewed US International Awards will open their doors for film producers, agencies, client companies and students worldwide to enter their corporate videos, online & social media productions and documentaries. 

2020 marked the end of the US International Film and Video Festival, would it not have been for Filmservice International, Europe’s biggest organizer of corporate film festivals. After the decision to shut down the memorable festival, Filmservice International decided to continue the excellent work by taking it over and transforming it into the new US International Awards, giving it not only a new name, but also a complete re-branding. Now, the competition is back. With the original festival having a fifty-five yearlong background within the industry and the expertise of Filmservice International, the renewed US International Awards joyously start into this new era. 

Participation
The first edition of the renewed US International Awards will be opened in September 2022. The competition will be open to Corporate Videos, Online & Social Media Videos, Documentaries, Independent Videos, and Student Videos. Film producers, agencies, client companies and students are welcome to submit their creative work. 
The Awards’ mission is to have low entry fees, so that smaller companies, start-ups, one-person companies, and companies in difficult economic conditions are attracted as well. Entrants will be able to submit their creative works in over 100 categories.

Awards
Next to Production Art & Craft Winners like “Best Director” and “Best Script”, a dedicated jury will determine Gold and Silver Winners and as well Finalists for every other category. Grand Awards may be selected among the Gold Winners within the main categories. Additionally, the US International Awards want to highlight the outstanding achievements of their entrants with Specialty Awards, which may be given out to the Agency of the Year, Production Company of the Year, TV Network of the Year, Client Company of the Year, and Film School of the Year.

All further information on the categories, entry fees and conditions of participation can be found at www.usinternationalawards.com.

About the US International Awards
The US International Awards honor the world’s best corporate videos, online & social media productions, and documentaries. The awards, formally named US International Film & Video Festival, have been taken over and re-branded in 2021 by Filmservice International, Europe’s biggest organizer of corporate film festivals. With the original festival having a fifty-five yearlong background within the industry of corporate videos and documentaries and the expertise of Filmservice International, the renewed US International Awards joyously start into this new era.  

Contact
Marlene Marcher
Awards Manager
US International Awards
Managed by Filmservice International
Schaumburgergasse 18
1040 Vienna, Austria
 

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interviews
January 12, 2023

Meet the Jury Interview
Philip Hollerbach


Philip Hollerbach looks back on 500+ film projects realized in 25 countries in a leading function as Director, Creative Director, and Executive Producer Film & Content at AUDI AG Global Communications. Spending the first decade of his career in a Berlin-based agency shooting films for clients like AUDI AG, Bentley, BMW Mini, Bugatti, Porsche, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda, and Volkswagen, Philip switched to the client side in 2017, bringing along his versatile expertise in creation, production, and supervision. His work has received international recognition and he is a member of various film festival juries in both Europe and the USA.


We are excited to have you on the jury for the 2023 US International Awards. What was the decisive factor that made you participate?

Thanks - the invitation is an honor, and I am sure the upcoming competition will be very inspirational. Hopefully, we’ll see a lot of international entries. This - and the factor that the awards are based on a stunning heritage - have been the key factors for me to join the Los Angeles jury.

Please tell us more about your work background and your everyday work life. Could you also tell us what you enjoy the most in your job? 

My background is creation and audiovisual storytelling - although my recent role is more about initiating, producing, and handling multiple films at one time. Working as a Director and a Creative Director in a Berlin-based production company before I moved to the client side, I now benefit from this massive experience a lot. Collaborating with creatives sharing the same premium standard as well as a clear vision and fine-tuning a film on a very high audio-visual level is what I enjoy most in my job.

What projects have you done so far? Are there projects that stand out for you personally and what was the most challenging project you worked on so far?

It’s really hard to answer this question and pick a specific production that stands out. There are hundreds of films I directed or produced for a lot of automotive brands. Well, maybe two might stand out: There was this action film for Lamborghini with a chase, bad boys, gunfights, and flipping cars… But I also love the emotional portrait film presenting the AUDI AG Head of Design Marc Lichte. As for me, we were able to turn this portrait into a piece of contemporary automotive film history. 
The most challenging project always is the recent one on your desk. I am convinced, creativity means solving problems. Not more, but also nothing less. And I like that!

What are you currently working on? And what else is planned for the upcoming time?

Most of my projects for AUDI AG have to be produced under strict secrecy. Well, I could tell you about my next project…. but, if I did, I guess, it also would be my last.

You were awarded several awards yourself. What does an award represent to you?

For me, an award represents an outstanding idea, hard work, well-adjusted team effort, and an exceptional feeling for moments and details. And, above all in the corporate world, the braveness of decision-makers to work uncompromisingly and defend the pureness of a great idea triumphing over the destructiveness of politically motivated decisions.

In your opinion, what makes a “good” corporate video? Alas, what are you looking for in a winning entry?

Story first. Everything else second. But details don’t hurt. And compromises never help to make a great corporate film.

Are there any tips for potential entrants? Production-wise and presentation-wise?

Let the film speak for itself and just provide the additional information that is relevant for the competition. Make it easy for the jury to understand what your film is about and for which target group it was produced - and why the production is special.

 

 

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press
November 17, 2022

The US International Awards are officially open 

Let’s once again celebrate the best corporate videos and documentaries


The 2023 edition of the renewed US International Awards has officially started. The competition is open for Corporate Videos, Online & Social Media Videos, Documentaries, Independent Videos, and Student Videos. Film producers, agencies, client companies, and students are welcome to submit their creative work. Call for entries is open until March 3, 2023.

The new awards season marks also the start of a new era. Many things changed in the times of the pandemic – and so did the former US International Film and Video Festival. After a brief standstill, the competition is back with new categories, a new branding, and a new name. With a background of fifty-five years within the industry of corporate videos & documentaries, the renewed US International Awards joyously start into this new era.

Participation
Entries must be produced or released from 2021 to 2023. The Awards’ mission is to have low entry fees, so that smaller companies, start-ups, one-person companies, and companies in difficult economic conditions are attracted as well. Entrants can submit their creative works in a total of 105 categories, within the main categories Corporate Videos, Online & Social Media Videos, Documentaries, Independent Videos, Student Videos, and the additional Production Art & Craft categories.

Awards
Winners will be announced in June 2023. Next to Production Art & Craft Winners like “Best Director” and “Best Script”, a dedicated jury will determine Gold and Silver Winners and as well Finalists for every other category. Grand Awards may be selected among the Gold Winners within the 5 main categories. Additionally, the US International Awards want to highlight the outstanding achievements of their entrants with Specialty Awards, which may be given out to the Agency of the Year, Production Company of the Year, TV Network of the Year, Client Company of the Year, and Film School of the Year.

All further information on the categories, entry fees and conditions of participation can be found at www.usinternationalawards.com.

About the US International Awards
The US International Awards honor the world’s best corporate videos, online & social media productions and documentaries. The awards, formally named US International Film & Video Festival, have been taken over and re-branded in 2021 by Filmservice International, Europe’s biggest organizer of corporate film festivals. With the original festival having a fifty-five yearlong background within the industry of corporate videos and documentaries and the expertise of Filmservice International, the renewed US International Awards joyously start into this new era. 

Contact
Marlene Marcher
Awards Manager
US International Awards
Managed by Filmservice International
Schaumburgergasse 18
1040 Vienna, Austria