The awards (formerly known as US International Film & Video Festival) have a background of more than 50 years within the industry of corporate videos & documentaries, awarding countless film and video productions till today. Now, the competition is back with new categories, a new branding, and a new name. Learn more about the history below.
In 1967, the US Industrial Film and Video Festival was inaugurated in Chicago by Will Anderson. In the early days of cinema, Chicago was more influential in the business of industrial films and documentaries than Hollywood, and competitions began to emerge. Not all of them lasted, but the USIFVF did. The competition gave its initial awards in 1968 and has been running continuously ever since. In 2001, the USIFVF started operating in Los Angeles as the US International Film & Video Festival under the direction of Lee Gluckman Jr., maintaining its original mission:
The loss of chairman and leader, Lee Gluckman Jr., on August 17, 2020, pointed to the end of one of the oldest festivals dedicated to corporate video. In 2021, Filmservice International, owned by Alexander V. Kammel (IQ Member), decided to continue the excellent work by taking the memorable USIFVF and transforming it into the new US International Awards.