The World Film Institute is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement and recognition of multi-national film making and entertainment. The institute was founded by producer/director Antonio Gellini alongside interested filmmakers, production and distribution companies, and executives from the worlds entertainment centers. In today’s fast changing world, the World Film Institute is a central organization that fulfills the desires for all cultures, races and nationalities to participate in the entertainment industry. Reaching beyond the “first world”, the institute will strive to bring the possibility of film production to those who do not have access to equipment, training, distribution and recognition. The members of the World Film Institute receive advanced technical support services, training, scholarship, and information resources in an effort to meet film making needs globally. The recognition for excellent film making comes in the form of the Family Film Awards and the Olympia Awards.
The Family Film Awards seeks to honor excellence in family oriented film making. These awards are presented to “G” and “PG” rated feature films and family oriented television series and movies. A panel of industry leaders, celebrities, film critics and television critics vote for their top three choices in fifteen different categories. Those top choices as well as the winner of each category are broadcast on television during the Family Film Awards presentation.
The Olympia Awards is the first competition to determine the best film from all major film festivals across the world. Just as athletes representing each country compete in the Olympics to determine the best athlete in the world, films representing each film festival compete to determine the best film in the world. The be eligible for the Olympia Film Award, a film must first win at one of the international film festivals including the Cario International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and many more (250 festivals in all). Then, a panel of industry leaders, celebrities, and film critics vote for their top three choices in fifteen different categories.