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11th Mar 2011 | by: Maureen Elsberry

From left: Maureen Elsberry, JK Scott, Alejandro Rojas (image credit: Peter Beste)

From left: Maureen Elsberry, J.K. Scott, Alejandro Rojas (image credit: Peter Beste)

One of the highlights of the International UFO Congress is the Film Festival. As usually this year there were a lot of fantastic submissions. However, this is a competition so only the chosen few make it to the top. Here are the winners for each category.

Maureen with the coveted EBE Statuette. (image credit: Peter beste)

Maureen with the coveted EBE Statuette. (image credit: Peter Beste)

Best UFO Short Film

This category is for films that are less than an hour. The nominees were:

Westall 66: A Suburban UFO Mystery

Producer: Carmel McAloon

Director: Rosie Jones

This Australian documentary is an UFO investigation from a sighting over the Melbourne Westall High School on April 5, 1966. It’s claimed as the biggest sighting in Australia. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: http://www.westall66ufo.com.au

The Friendship Case

Executive Producer: Luca Trovellesi Cesana/Studio3TV

The Friendship Case is a story about multiple contacts that began with three Italian men investigating an old map of a castle. This takes place around Piscora, Italy in 1956. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: http://www.mysterycollection.it/

And the WINNER is…

Enigma of the Flying Spheres

Executive Producer: Luca Trovellesi Cesana and Diego Corvaro/Studio3TV

The documentary unfolds with detailed historical sightings of light spheres from World War II and witnessed in Germany, Japan and China. These light spheres sightings were shown to be witnessed around the globe. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: http://www.mysterycollection.it/

Best UFO Feature Film

This category is for films that are more than an hour. The nominees were:

UFOs: The Secret History

Producer: David Cherniak/UFO TV

Director: David Cherniack

This documentary uncovers the complexity and history of the UFO phenomenon summarizing witnessed events, political influence, and impact upon society. Emphasizing the nuclear age and the global wars, the film outlined how the UFO phenomenon increased significantly with the sightings and crashes. For more information about this film, visit: http://www.allinonefilms.com. To purchase this film, visit: http://www.ufotv.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=U698&Affiliate=alienspacecentereast

The Day before Disclosure

Producer: Voices of the New Paradigm

This documentary investigates the planet’s history of UFO phenomenon from the 1940’s. High ranking government officials disclose their knowledge and/or experience of the extra terrestrial presence, and prominent leaders in the UFO field share their decades of research. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: http://newparadigm.no

And the WINNER is…

The Hidden Hand

Director/Producer: James Carman – Time Travel Productions

This extraordinary documentary presents a profound interpretation of the UFO visitation on the planet with interviews from UFO researchers, multiple film clips and illustrations on this phenomenon. For more information and to purchase this film, visit: http://www.hiddenhandthemovie.com/.

The People’s Choice Award

The final EBE given out this year was the People’s Choice Award. The nominees in the other two categories are eligible for this award. Attendees at the conference rate the films, and the highest rated wins in this category. This year the winner was…

Terje and Truls Toftenes of New Paradigm Films. (image credit: Peter Beste)

Terje and Truls Toftenes of New Paradigm Films. (image credit: Peter Beste)

The Day before Disclosure

The award was accepted by Terje and Truls Toftenes of New Paradigm Films. They flew out from Norway for this special event.

Special thanks to J.K. Scott who runs the film festival and did a magnificent job!

About the Author: Maureen Elsberry

Maureen Elsberry is the Marketing Director and Co-organizer of Open Minds Events. She is also a contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv and Open Minds magazine and the host of the Spacing Out! web series and podcast. With a degree in Journalism and Media Production, Maureen has spent over 10 years working in Internet Media, Marketing and Radio. She now spends her time investigating, reporting and spreading news related to the UFO phenomenon. Follow Maureen on Twitter: @maureenelsberry

One Comment

  • damiris moro says:

    hi maureen
    before i came to your conference i had a intuitive feeling that UFO are real and that their occupants are interacting with us. Thanks to all of you and the open minds forum i have no doubt and lots of proof that they are indeed real.this is so exciting because if the human race could be ready for what they have to teach us …before we know it this world of ours would be saved and lead towards a true heaven on earth where all of us with be happier ,healthier and secure.
    do you what of any upcoming conferences in the world or in canada.i would like to help in any way .i am not sure how.i just found out that one of paul hellyar grandson is our client (we sell real estatein toronto)what a coincidence.i would love to sit down with him and talk about the subject and how i can be of help.

    enjoy your day thank you once again
    i loved the conference i will purchase all the films and share the knowledge with whomever wants to hear.

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