The International Visionary Awards Categories
Awards are presented in these categories:
Best Film Award - Sponsored by Adrienne Fancey
overall excellent directing, superb acting, creative cinematography.
Best Documentary Award
For excellent directing, subject matter and creative cinematography.
The Documentary Award comes in Four Categories. Environment - People - Political - Humanitarian.
Best Director Award
For Excellent Directing of a particular film or a body of work.
Best Actress Award
- Sponsored by Barbara Tipple
Presented to a leading or
supporting actress for her performance in a film(s).
Presented to the filmmaker whose film promotes diversity
in it's broadest spectrum.
Presented to any discipline of the film making process that is worthy of mention.
Best Short Award
For excellent directing, superb acting, creative cinematography.
Costume Design Award - Sponsored by Sylvie Nissen
Presented to the female costume designer for a singular film and/or body of work.
Presented to the screenwriter for a singular film and/or body of work.
to the cinematographer for a singular film and/or body of work.
Together with the Script, the invisible atmosphere created by the film's Score subtly sways the story's mood and augments its timbre as the two elements work in tandem to establish the film's rhythm. In that scoring is one of the most difficult arenas in the filmmaking discipline for women to break into and in recognition of the small group of women who score films and produce segments for film scores. The Music Awards also recognizes women who have nurtured talent and guided their progress through the tough road to recognition.
The Music Award was inaugurated in 2012
Women like Lotte Reiniger, a respected animator of the Silent Era,have played an important role in animation filmmaking for the big and small screen since the inception of the genre, but only seldom have they been singled out for recognition. To celebrate this group of women and their contributions.
The Animation Award was inaugurated in 2013
Sound within the framework of the film is a key element that enhances or subtracts mood and meaning within the total structure of the film. There are very few women working in 'Sound' in Film and Television.
The Sound Award was inaugurated in 2013
Honorary Awards are presented in these categories:
Career Achievement Awards (Film & Business)
Presented to a woman in
Film, Television, or any sector of society for a collective body of work.
Lifetime Achievement Awards (Film & Business)
Presented to a women in Film, Television, or any sector of society
for a collective body of work.
The Dove Peace Award
Presented to an individual
or organization for outstanding contributions to Peace.
Gaea Environment Award
Presented to an individual, a filmmaker or an organization that contributes to the support of environment efforts
Television Pioneer Award
Presented to an individual or organization for outstanding contribution to the many stratas that make up the Television industry.
TheWIFTS Foundation "IT" Award
In recognition of a new generation of women with the "IT!" factor in Film,Television, Business, and other sectors of society, TheWIFTS Foundation in 2010 introduced TheWIFTS Foundation "IT!" Award.
In the 1920's silent screen star Clara Bow was known as the "IT!" girl. Her vitality defined the liberated woman of the 1920s, and "IT" symbolized the tremendous progress women were making in society.
TheWIFTS "IT" Award seeks to find and celebrate talented women (20-30) who demonstrate the verve and vitality of Clara Bow in Film, Television, Entertainment and the Business or Political World.
TheWIFTS "IT" Award was inaugurated in 2010
The Visionary Award
Presented to a woman who
has been an innovator in Film, Television, the Business or Political world.
Award - Sponsored by Elizabeth Grant
Presented to a woman with outstanding
business acumen in Film, Television, the Business or Political world.
Presented to a woman with outstanding generosity &
compassion towards society in Film, Television, the Business or Political world.
The Otilia Animal Advocacy Award
Presented to a woman accomplishing outstanding work & demonstrating
unconditional compassion in society towards our four legged companions
The Otilia Award was inaugurated by Tippi Hedren one of
the worlds leading advocate of animals rights in 2014.
The Arts Advocacy Award
Presented to a woman who through her passion for her chosen Art form mentors
others in her particular skills.
TheWIFTS Foundation Award
TheWIFTS Foundation Award recognizes successful women who have shown their generosity through the contribution of fiscal resources as well as their generosity of spirit, by embracing TheWIFTS mandate.