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Karst Productions Receives Coveted "Deffie" Award
By Douglas Lorah
Karst Productions Inc., a Florida-based HD production team has been honored with another significant award. On Sunday, December 5th at the Tribeca Grand Screen Theatre, HDFEST announced the winners of its 2004 HDFEST "Deffie" Awards to cheering crowds of festival-goers. The New York event was the conclusion to the HDFEST 2004 World Tour, which began in May 2004 and featured six international festival events. "Water's Journey - The Hidden Rivers of Florida" was honored with the HDFEST "Deffie" for Best Documentary Film presented by Film and Video Magazine, and The HDFEST "Deffie" for Best Cinematography in a HD Documentary Film, presented by On Sight.
The HDFEST tour is the largest HD focused event in history with thousands of attendees from across the globe. HDFEST took place this year in Sydney, Australia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; London, England, Hameenlinna, Finland; Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. The events featured panel discussions with industry experts and HD filmmakers, premieres and presentations of films that had never before been seen in HD format.
Water's Journey - Hidden River of Florida has already garnered several significant international honors and has been broadcast nationally through the PBS system. The River Returns will be presented by WJCT, the PBS affiliate in Jacksonville Florida, who will offer the program nationally to the PBS family in the fall of 2005.
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