As the Summer Film Festival season begins to cool down, the race is on for the awards season. While the Oscars are six months away, November marks the list building process where film studios, distributors and publicists try to get their films seen; DVD’s and invitations to special screenings are sent out to industry professionals.
There are a number of Film Awards ceremonies taking place in the lead up to the Oscars, each celebrating and honouring the best film talents of the year while setting the trends and new levels of competition for the year ahead in film productions.
While some of these events are invitation only, many provide excellent networking opportunities for people looking to break into the film industry, invest in film or expand their film portfolio.
While film is the main purpose of the event, fashion plays a big part of these ceremonies; Film Investing will be on the lookout for the first glimpse of this year’s Oscar fashion to hit the red carpets at this year’s Film Awards ceremonies. We will also be keeping you updated on all nominations, awards, speeches, gossip and opportunities as they happen.
Here is a list of the most important Film Awards not to be missed:
Hollywood Film Awards
Date: November 2014
This year marks the first year of the television edition of the Hollywood Film Awards founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu and Janice Pennington, the awards honour excellence in filmmaking and signals the Official launch of the awards season. Taking place on November the 14th at the world famous Hollywood Palladium, the Hollywood awards are the first networking opportunity of the awards season for filmmakers looking for a break.
The Moet British Independent Film Awards
Date: December 2014
This year is the 7th year of The Moet British Independent Film Awards, Sponsored by leading brands including: Moet & Chandon Champagne, Variety, BBC Films, Swarovski and MAC makeup it’s sure to be a glamorous event. The Ceremony celebrates achievement specifically in independently funded British film. The nominations and the Jury are announced at the beginning of November.
European Film Awards
Date: December 2014
This year marks the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony presented jointly by the European Film Academy and EFA Production held in Riga. The awards honour the greatest achievements in European cinema. There are 21 categories within the awards ceremony including: Best European director, Actor and procure, European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, European Achievement in World Cinema and the European Film Academy Young Audience Award.
Website: For more information, check out the European Film Awards Website.
Date: Jan 2015
Known worldwide for its glittering glamorous awards ceremony and its multi-million dollar donations to charity, the Golden Globe Awards are one of Hollywood’s major award ceremonies, paving the road to the Oscars. The awards are handed out by a handful of overseas journalists as appose to film-industry professionals but you can still guarantee that the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton will bring out the big A-list names and best dresses.
Date: February 2014
The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual show hosted by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the leading charity event in the UK supporting the art of film, television and video games. The British Academy Awards are often considered to be the British counterpart of the Academy Awards taking place in Central London at the Royal Opera House and will be broadcast by the BBC.
The Academy Awards (Oscars)
Date: March 2015
The scars are the world greatest wrap up party. Each year the film industry gathers in Los Angeles to celebrate the great films and talent of the past year. The winners are awarded the official Academy Award of Merit. Hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony to see who will receive the highest award for filmmaking.
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