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"Museum Film Wins Best of Show and Gold Awards"
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Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, NY, USA United States of America

Dreams Into Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass film, won a Best of Show Grand Award and a Gold WorldMedal award from The New York Festivals 42nd Annual International Film and Video Awards. Founded in 1957, The New York Festivals international film and video competition is one of the world's most renowned and prestigious award programs honoring industrial and educational film/videos. The New York Festivals presented 54 Gold WorldMedals and only four Best of Show awards. The Festivals attracted 1,214 entries from 43 countries in 1999.

Dreams Into Glass won the Best of Show Grand Award for best informational production. 1999 Grand Award winners were selected by The New York Festivals' international board of judges from the highest scoring Gold WorldMedalists in the competition. The Gold WorldMedal was awarded in the 1999 film and video (non-broadcast) competition for documentaries up to 30 minutes. Donna Lawrence Productions created Dreams Into Glass, shown daily in the Museum's orientation theater.

Donna Lawrence Productions, producer of the film, video and computer interactive media in the Museum's Glass Innovation Center, creates award-winning attraction films; multi-screen installations; interactive experiences; and other forms of unique media for theaters, museums and visitor centers throughout the country.

The Corning Museum of Glass, opened in 1951, is an independent, non-profit, educational institution, dedicated to the art, history, research, and exhibition of glass and glassmaking. The Museum houses the world's premier glass collection - more than 30,000 objects representing 3,500 years of glass craftsmanship and design.

The Museum includes the Glass Innovation Center presenting stories of life-changing glass technologies; the Sculpture Gallery focused on contemporary glass sculpture; the Art and History Galleries which contain the world's most comprehensive collection of glass; The Hot Glass Show with daily glassblowing demonstrations; and the Rakow Library, the world's most comprehensive library on the history and art of glass. The Museum campus also includes The Studio, an educational and artistic glassmaking facility; two eateries; an orientation theatre; an auditorium; and seven Museum Shops, which include art glass, glass jewelry, books on glass, and consumer glass products.

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