World Film Institute

Then And Now: Neve Campbell

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The 1996 winner for Outstanding Actress in a Television Film was Neve Campbell for her role in The Canterville Ghost. During the mid 90’s, Neve was one of the hottest names in Hollywood due to her leading role in the highly successful Scream franchise and the popular television series Party of Five. She then shifted her […]

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Patrick Stewart’s Still Going Strong


Patrick Stewart made his professional acting debut in 1959 and since then he has become one of the most distinguished actors on stage and in film. One of his many accomplishments includes the Family Film Award for Outstanding Actor for his role in the TV film The Canterville Ghost. He has also played some of the […]

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Javanan Radio Interviews

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The World Film Institute’s founder Antonio Gellini and World Film Institute board member, and world famous composer, Allan Jay Friedman, recently did a series of  radio interviews for the internationally acclaimed Javanan Radio. Find out what’s next for the World Film Institute, the future of Picture Book Productions, and find out what’s in the hearts […]

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From Space To The Sea

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was presented the award for best actor during the 1996 Family Film Awards for his role in Apollo 13. During his acceptance speech, Mr. Hanks shared the following wise words: “It’s a relatively easy thing to make a movie that an entire family can go see, it’s a little harder to make a […]

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Joel Diamond Endorsement

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Grammy Award winning producer Joel Diamond has provided the World Film Institute with a letter endorsing the organization’s founder Antonio Gellini.  Joel has 35 years of experience in the music industry in all aspects of the industry.  Among his accomplishments include 36 Gold and Platinum records, and over 54 Billboard charted recordings. He has also […]

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Announcing Vice presidency of Allan Jay Friedman


After a ten year hiatus due to the death of his partner Dick Clark, Antonio Gellini, the Founder of the World Film Institute, the Olympia Awards and the Family  Film Awards, would like to announce that he has chosen a new partner for these ventures. Award winning  Producer-Writer-Composer, Allan Jay Friedman will be President of […]

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Then And Now

Ron Howard

Ron Howard, winner of the 1996 Family Film Award for Outstanding Director of the Feature Film Apollo 13, gave the following speech upon reception of his award: Thank you Steve, I appreciate that and I wish I was there in person to take this from you. I want to obviously thank the World Film Institute […]

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Good News

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Good news for the World Film Institute and Olympia Institute’s upcoming Family Film Awards and the Olympia Awards. For the first time ever, four major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX) are interested in and welcoming the package to review the production cost of the shows.

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Then and Now

Sandra Bullock

During the 1996 presentation of the Family Film Awards, Sandra Bullock was awarded Outstanding Actress for her role in the feature film While You Were Sleeping. In the film she played Lucy, a romantic who pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man. Since then, Ms. Bullock has stared in several critically acclaimed films including, Miss Congeniality, […]

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Focused on the Future

Anthony and Antonio

As Antonio Gellini begins the quest to rebuild the World Film Institute, he has elected to bring young, new faces into the family while maintaining his strong relationships from the past. Civil Engineer turned actor Anthony Chiles has been assisting Antonio with online communications on social media and the website. This young actor appreciates the […]

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Contact us

Antonio Gellini
Founder and President
Tel: 310 893-9097
Dr. Kamyar Tarigi
IT Manager
Tel: 323- 573-2730


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