American World Film Awards Announced by World Film Institute (WFI) and W1 Platform at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Date : 05/17/2019 @ 11:00PM
Source : PR Newswire (US)

American World Film Awards Announced by World Film Institute (WFI) and W1 Platform at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- World Film Institute™ (WFI), a nonprofit organization supporting the advancement and recognition of the arts and the motion picture industry worldwide and W1 Platform™ - Hollywood's Innovating Global 4K Streaming Platform, announced today the launch of The AMERICAN WORLD FILM AWARDS™ to be held in November 2019, during the American Film Market (AFM).

Co-Founded by Olympia A. Gellini, and Steven Nia, The AMERICAN WORLD FILM AWARDS™ (AWFA) will recognize the "Best of the Best" films from the winners of various film festivals and markets, globally, and will provide a unique opportunity for the recognition of talented filmmakers and actors, across the world.

"The vision and inspiration for this award was triggered by historic and celebrated events, going back over two thousand years, such as those in Greece for sports, as well as modern global beauty pageants, where the best athletes or the most qualified contestants are chosen from various nations to compete for the best of the best in their respective categories. Now AWFA provides this same opportunity for the best films, actors, directors and other creative talents to be recognized and celebrated worldwide", said Olympia Gellini, Founder of WFI and AWFA.

"We are truly proud and passionate about the AWFA, as it strives to tear down cultural barriers, aiming at world peace and unification of the world citizens, through arts, media and motion pictures, and promoting racial, gender and ethnic equality", stated Steven Nia, Chairman of WFI and W1 Platform, and Co-founder of AWFA.

AWFA will be live streamed globally on W1 Platform with ultra-high definition 4K quality, and will be the first such film awards with a unique and innovative voting and selection process. "AWFA is the first ever film award, which will allow the global audience to vote remotely and securely through blockchain infrastructure imbedded in the W1 Platform", added Angelina Leo, Spokesperson for WFI and the CEO of W1 Platform.

The system will use custom generated unique keys and QR codes to prevent the same vote from being casted or scanned more than once, allowing votes to be recorded in real time, with full transparency and traceability using the W1 Platform's decentralized blockchain ledger.

Special screening privileges will also be available on W1 platform to the voting public during the pre-awards season. The W1 Platform strives to provide an equitable opportunity for all nominated films to be seen not only in theaters, but also on W1 Platform global streaming platform.

About World Film Institute

WFI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement and recognition of the arts and sciences of the motion picture industry worldwide. WFI, which was founded by Olympia Gellini, and Chaired by Steven Nia, will also offer a vast array of services, including film studies, motion picture industry seminars, advanced technological support, networking opportunities as well as exclusive entertainment and fashion industry events. In addition, WFI has also been positioned to be aligned with China's ambitious national Belt and Road initiative.

For additional information, please contact: World Film Institute, PR(at) and Monica(at)

About W1 Platform 
The Hollywood Blockchain

W1 Platform - The Hollywood Blockchain is an entertainment ecosystem based on the advanced blockchain technology, and Smart Web 3.0 infrastructure. W1 Platform is designed for ultra-fast performance, providing a platform with highly sophisticated decentralized blockchain network for secure and accountable financing, production, and global exploitation of Films, TV, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Games, Music and other entertainment content. See

W1 Platform defines a new paradigm in the entertainment industry, enabling an ideal entertainment business model for Digital Assets, Digital Rights Management (DRM), Digital ID, and Smart Contracts, with implications far beyond streaming film and TV, and other digital content.

On the W1 Platform, filmmakers, producers, composers, musicians, talents, gamers, and all other users can secure their property rights and monetize content. The W1 Platform further empowers it's community with peer-to-peer (P2P) connectivity, enabling them to conduct sophisticated transactions of their own, based on their designated business model, all of which would be encoded in smart contracts.

The architecture, design, and business model for the W1 Platform originated from Hollywood based Wardour Studios™. The innovations of the W1 Platform creates the ultimate entertainment ecosystem, through which a community of hundreds of millions may enjoy and monetize Ultra-High Definition (UHD 4K) streaming movies, programmed and live TV, music and concerts, sports, all events, catch-up TV, network recording, gaming, as well as emerging VR/AR and AI based enter.

About Wardour Studios

Wardour Studios is a state of the art, next generation, film studio, with solid artistic and advanced technology foundation. Wardour Studios is the ultimate digital studio, with expertise in the production and distribution of feature films, TV, visual effects, VR - virtual reality, AR - augmented reality, which is addressing and exploiting the emerging challenges in the global, and specifically in the Hollywood and China entertainment landscape. Wardour Studios continues to grow into a vertically integrated global content platform of increasing diversity, reach and scale. The Company's portfolio of assets include film and television libraries, a world-class film business and an expanding global distribution footprint. See For additional information, please contact: PR(At) and monica(at)


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