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"Museum Film Wins Best of Show and Gold Awards"
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Corning Museum of Glass
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
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