2017 Grand Remi Winners

WorldFest-Houston is the only film festival in the world with ten major competition categories, not just Shorts and Features like most festivals. In addition, we have more than 200 sub-categories, so a small Indie documentary does not have to compete with a National Geographic Special. Each year, we receive more than 4,500 category entries, and only about 15% of total entries actually win a Remi Award. WorldFest is the only film festival in the world that actually grades/scores your entry. We do not believe in awarding just one Gold, Silver & Bronze, as it is impossible to pick just three winners with so many wonderful entries. Since we did give first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, John Lee Hancock, Randal Kleiser and the Coen Brothers, the winners of this year could well become the Spielbergs or Ang Lees of tomorrow. We present only one Grand Remi Award to the top winner in each of the major ten categories. The Remi Award is named after Frederic Remington, who’s brilliant sculptures and paintings captured the spirit of Texas and the West. WorldFest 51 Opens for entries on August 15th, 2017.

  • Best Feature Film
    Jackie Chan, Executive Producer
    Beijing, China
  • Best Short Film
    Emil Sallinen, Writer/Director
    Helsinki, Finland
  • Best TV/Cable/Web Commercial
    "The Ostrich - Samsung"
    Leo Burnett, Chicago Agency
    Matthijis Van Heijningen, Director
    MJZ - LA, Production Company
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Best Music Video
    "Upside Down and Inside Out - OK GO"
    Directed by Damian Kulash, JR. & Trish Sie
  • Best Student Film
    "One Eightieth of Zhang Tianyi"
    Shuhan Fan, Cinematographer/Director
    Beijing, China
  • Best Experimental Film
    Tim Tracey, Producer/Writer/Director
    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Best New Media/Web Production
    "Chronicles of Courage: Stories of Wartime and Innovation"
    Vulcan Productions & NBC Learn
    Seattle, WA
  • Best TV/Cable/Web Production
    "Lost Humans"
    Korean Educational Broadcasting System
    Seoul, South Korea