"Opening The Door West" has been recognized with four prestigious awards:

Cine Golden Eagle Award

A Cine Golden Eagle Award in the History category


CINE is nationally and internationally recognized for its prestigious and highly acclaimed film and video peer-review competitions, which are held twice annually.


The 45th Annual CINE Golden Eagle Awards were held April 22, 2004, at the Grosvenor Auditorium of the National Geographic Society.  More than 400 jurors on over 150 juries judged over 1,000 entries in 26 categories.


The CINE Golden Eagle Awards, distinguishing excellence in professional and amateur works, are recognized internationally as symbols of the highest production standards in filmmaking and videography. CINE has, since its founding in 1957, been dedicated to discovering, rewarding, educating, and supporting established and emerging talent in film and video. Among great talents whose first major awards included the CINE Golden Eagle, are Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, and such great documentarians as Ken Burns, Charles Guggenheim, Albert Maysles, Stanley Nelson, and Frederick Wiseman.

Silver Telly Award

A Silver Telly Award 2004 presented to "Opening the Door West"


The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.


The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.


The Telly Awards receives entries from all 50 states and five continents and is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition.


 The mission of the Telly Awards has been to inspire, promote and support creativity in the visual arts.  The Telly Awards receives over 10,000 entries annually from multinational firms to small local production houses, and are proud to honor professionals from all backgrounds and all types of firms.



The Communicator Awards

Crystal Award for Excellence


The Communicator Awards is an international awards program founded by communications professionals to recognize excellence in the communication field.  The Communicator Awards gives winners and their clients the recognition that the work they are producing is outstanding and highly regarded by their peers.


The Crystal Award of Excellence is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field. Excellence, Distinction and Honorable Mention winners were recognized.


The New York Festivals International Film and Video Awards recognize "The World's Best Work" in informational, educational and industrial film productions and corporate video. The competition also covers short film, feature-length film and home videos. Now entering its 48th year, the competition received entries from 32 countries.


The 2005 Film and Video competition was judged by a panel of industry experts including several hundred producers, directors, writers and other media professionals in the New York area.



New York Film & Video Competition

2005 Finalist Award in Feature Length category

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