HER EXCELLENCY, DR JUSTINA MUTALE
Her Excellency Dr. Justina Mutale has been honoured among the greatest humanitarians of the world in the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D) Awards held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Dr Mutale has been globally acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational African women. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious title of “African Woman of the Year”. She is named on various WHO’s WHO Lists; Influential Lists; and Power Lists including Black Women in Europe Power List; Top 100 Most Influential Creatives; Top 100 Most Influential Women in Emerging Economies; as well as the Black 100+ Hall of Fame, an Exhibition and Legacy of the top 100 Black Achievers in modern Britain; Named as one of Africa’s most respected names, well-known faces, influential voices, and game changers, who are changing the game, changing the rules and changing the future, Dr. Mutale has been honoured for her outstanding and phenomenal leadership qualities as a Stateswoman; Global Leader of the Year; and Iconic Woman Leader of the Decade. She serves on the Board of the World Leaders Forum and is Global Ambassador and Spokesperson of the International Women’s Think Tank. Dr Mutale is a civils society delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) and the African Union High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Dr Mutale is the Founder & President of the Justina Mutale Foundation incorporating the Justina Mutale Scholarship. She is also Founder of POSITIVE RUNWAY: The Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread (of HIV/AIDS). Prior to founding her own organization, Dr. Mutale worked in the Commonwealth Secretariat, an inter-governmental organisation based in London with a membership of over 54 member countries spread around the world. For more information visit: www.justinamutale.com
is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.She was the subject of Oscar-shortlisted 2015 documentary.She was listed as one of 100 most influential people in the American world assembled by the American news magazine Time.She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women's right.
How do we choose our Juries ?
The standards of quality in this competition are very high and we only award the best films and filmmakers, so winners of this competition should be very proud of their achievement. Our jury members are part of a big successful network of industry professionals from all over the world (i.e., Canada, Iran, USA, UK, Italy, Pakistan, China) with years of experience in the Film industry.
Each year we try to invite new jurors from all over the globe to insure fair voting.
The quality standard of this competition is very high and we only award the best films and filmmakers, so winners of this competition should be very proud of their achievement.
Professor Dylan Shield
Graduated from American Film Institute ,the top three best film school in USA in Producing .Currently he is teaching in different institutes and colleges such as Los Angles City College.
Founder of SnipeShot Productions & Casting in 2005. he has extensive valuable experience as a co-producer at the German production company Los Banditos Films. There he helped produce feature films, commercials and music videos and was also active in many other areas of film production. SnipeShot also served as a casting agency specializing in specific types (gangster mugs, glamour models, etc.), exotic vehicles and old-timers for films, commercials, music videos and more. In 2012 Claudiu Raymond renamed his production company SnipeShot Productions into Rockoco Films and relocated from Stuttgart, Germany to Beverly Hills, California, in 2014 where he has several feature films in production, as well as a TV series, Dead End - At The End We Die.
William Kidston is an Award winning photographer and three time Los Angeles Emmy Winning Television Cameraman and Filmmaker with over 30 years of experience who has joined forces and is an Associate of the Blind Judo Foundation.Over the years his credentials continued to expand and includes covering the Oscars, Emmy's, Grammy's, Directors Guilds Award, Women in Film, Nights of 100 Stars, SAG (Screen Actors Guild). Celebrities like Steven Spielberg, Jack Nickolas, Jodie Foster, Merrill Streep, Harrison Ford, Mark Harmon and former Presidents Bill Clinton and both George Bush Senior and Junior have not escaped his lens.
William can be contacted by phone or text at (310)-739-6904 or email@example.com
President of Juries: Dr. Elham Madani
Dr. Elham Madani is holding PhD in Socio Linguistics and M.A in Art and B.A in Cinema. She is an acclaimed international Academy Award winning Filmmaker and founder/ Director/ Producer of the
WIND International Film Festival
World Humanitarian Film Awards
Academy Film Awards
Golden Phoenix Film Festival
All of those 4 festivals has different Vision,mission and class of characters that make it them a very unique festival in all over the globe to promote inspiring filmmakers and introduce high profile filmmakers more to the world and then make a fair balance of mixture of them both through WIND festival and act for Humanity through World Humanitarian Awards
Elham has made 55 films and has been Jury of 15 international Film festivals since 2013
WRam Narayan Mohanty
"WIND Arts & Films Academy"
If you have capable hands, we need your help. Whether it's serving food, ushering guest, creating events, or even helping with red carpet interviews, we need you. Send us your resume, with references. This opportunity will bring you to the next level.
Hollywood Actor's Showcase was established by former actress and coach to the stars, Bobbie Shaw Chance. Since its inauguration in 1990, A-List celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore have graced the studio with their presence, providing insight, business acumen and appreciation of the craft
Here we are in 2017. Still we have less focus on women and we have few working female filmmakers, and fewer good films regarding inspiring and empowering young girls and women ,or films inspiring people with great messages.. You cannot imagine the innumerable hungry, pregnant women who are getting hurt or abused or young girls or women being killed or stoned by their family or governments to bring back honor as what they believe .But we believe it is shameful that in this world we are still seeing such huge crimes specific to women happening every single minute.
With that desire in my heart, I organized WIND International Film Festival. You and me, we are all looking to make a difference in the world and I believe that by focusing on films about women's problem, we are going to have the most substantial impact. We will reveal untold stories to the world and we will try to find solutions for problems. It is the WIND challenge to filmmakers to focus and find a way in their films to make wonderful films with universal meaning. The world is full of female predicaments. Filmmakers are challenged to isolate problems, focus and show some solution or expanse of understanding through your film. The WIND Film Festival is like a breeze to inspire all ,specially women in need and danger. It is a non-profit film festival working to end domestic and sexual violence, and harassment all around the world, especially in the Middle East. We are committed to offering support and advocacy to survivors of violence, and prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. If we foster carefully and with positivity, it will pay huge dividends—in love, care, and understanding in a better world.
We are proud to announce that Two Hollywood based Film Production companies joined us this year. Our award winners might be asked to be a part of our next two feature films featuring A actors ,Directors in Hollywood. Winning in our festival will change your life!.
Director/Prisident of the Film Festival ,
He is top 10 influential on the go broadcaster in Hollywood.He is running eZWay Broadcasting that is a broadcast network and marketing firm reaching millions and distributed on Dish Network, Wazkal’s Amazon Fire TV powered by Verizon Wireless, FilmOn via eZWayTV. eZWay is one of the top Alexa ranked networks and the founder Eric Zuley is with in the top ten influential of all time published by Weekly Billboard.
Hestarted in the Entertainment Business over 20 years ago on a Feature Film. From that point Sydney was a Series Regular on a Network TV Show also Starring /Co-Starring in several Films and Television Shows throughout his career.
In 2014 Sydney was
on the Production team
that Filmed the Academy Award Winning Best Documentary Film ("20 FEET FROM STARDOM")
Sydney has also appeared in over 80 National Commercials. Doritos, IBM, Pepsi, Toyota, On Star, Snickers, starring alongside Madonna ,Shakira ,etc.
Sydney has been a Manager to Stars for several years now. Representing Members of The Supremes, Harlettes, and Raelettes and several Jazz and R&B Musical Legends. Sydney also Represents Actors/Actresses, Social Media Influencers and Model 2016 Ms. Beverly Hills/Malibu Congeniality.
Sydney is currently working with the Deaf Community to bring Diversity and Inclusion of Entertainment Content to the Deaf Community.
Event organizer & talent scout
He has helped many singers especially in Asian community and has organized many galas and VIP events since the last 25 years .
Running monthly Bollywood Singers Club &
Being host and emcee of many local and international successful events. Holding Bollywood DJ night to show case local & discover international talents and singers is one of his current activities
Our Vision is to focus on community-based efforts including education, awareness, promoting filmmakers with diversity roots .We want to make a good difference and we will with your support.
Steven Nia J.D.
Co-Founder of Wardour Street Pictures
Founder of NIA Holdings (NIAHoldings.com)
Chairman of World Film Institute.
NIA Holdings is a global leader in Green Technology, Entertainment and Investment. NIA innovative subsidiaries operate in green energy, LED Lighting, Electric Vehicles, Solar, Smart Life IoT Home Automation, as well as Digital Entertainment content, CGI, 3D post, film/TV assets.
Ike M. I. Khamisani:
Global Business Advisor
Believes in "SERVICE TO HUMANITY IS SERVICE TO GOD
Ike M. I. Khamisani is the President of the United Nations Association of the USA, Inland Empire, Southern California.
Ike M.I. KHAMISANI joined United Nations Association more than twenty five years ago as founding member after serving in Calcutta Civil Defense, LEO CLUB, LIONS CLUB, JAYCEES and ROTARY.He is also Member Board of director of Global Women Rights. He is also Member Board of Advisors of Cricket Council of the USA.
He holds an MBA degree and operates his own family’s global businesses of Travel/Tourism, General Trading and Consultancy.
CHARLES R. YOUNG EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Charles R. Young is an award-winning producer hailing from Brentwood, Missouri. He holds a BA from Southeast Missouri State University and an MA in International Affairs from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army Security Agency and retired from the U.S. State Department in 2009 as CFO of its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. While working as a consultant to the CFO at State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security he became involved in the business of independent film making, joining forces with film producer Michael Merino and MCMFILMS to produce the feature film, Our Last Supper, followed quickly by, The Haunting of Pearson Place. The following year they produced a TV pilot titled, Drakul. In addition to the feature films and TV pilot he has produced two short films as well as a music video.