FILM FESTIVAL  2021

Our feature-length documentary, "The Jewels of the Salton Sea," is now shown at film festivals all around the world.


We are grateful to all of the festivals for allowing us to participate in this year's film festivals.

 

We are thankful to those of you who picked our feature documentary during the formal selection process.


We are grateful to those of you who have nominated our feature documentary.


We owe a debt of gratitude to all of the festivals that have picked our film as a winner.


It's an honor to be a part of this year's international film festivals.

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DIRECTOR
STEVEN VITALI

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Helping a sea in critical need is also about assisting the state of California. It's about helping the environment and, more significantly, helping people.

I wanted to help Produce a film that had the potential to make a difference, to be the change that we've all been waiting for.

 

I wanted to Direct a film that made people feel that these obstacles were possibilities rather than challenges, and that hope is something you don't have to wait for but may have a great outcome.

WEEKLY
FILM FESTIVAL UPDATES 2021

To all of the film festivals during this 2021 film festival and award show season it truly is an honor to be a part of all this. Hollywood Dark Castle Film Production wishes to extend our sincerest gratitude.

THE JEWELS OF THE SALTON SEA

RESULTS 2021

HERE IS THE CURRENT STATUS
Updated - JULY 29, 2021



TOTAL AWARDS  - 51
45 Winner
  2 Finalist
  4 Nominee Award

   2 Awarded Winner Honorable Mention

   1 Honorable Mention Hollywood New Directors - Steven Vitali

 

ALL OF THE WINNERS WILL BE LISTED HERE


The festival's name, the country's name, the film's winning category, and the official certificates.
All acceptance speeches, as well as all press stories and articles, will be published here first.

 

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WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Steven Vitali

OOTY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Steven Vitali

OOTY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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WINNER

BEST EDITOR

Steven Vitali

OOTY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

GOLDEN SPARROW

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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WINNER

BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATURE/

ENVIRONMENT/WILDLIFE

Steven Vitali

GOLDEN SPARROW

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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HONORABLE MENTION

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Steven Vitali

RED MOVIE AWARDS

FRANCE

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WINNER - BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Steven Vitali

LIFF SWEDEN

SWEDEN

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WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

PLATINUM AWARD WINNER

Steven Vitali

EASTERN EUROPE INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS

TURKEY

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WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

PLATINUM AWARD WINNER

Steven Vitali

EASTERN EUROPE INTERNATIONAL MOVIE AWARDS

TURKEY

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WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY

FEATURE

FILM

Steven Vitali
HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

FOR FEATURE FILM

WILDLIFE

Steven Vitali
HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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WINNER

BEST FEATURE FILM ON

NATURE/ENVIRONMENT/

WILDLIFE

Steven Vitali
HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

LAUREL BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATURE ENVIRONMENT WILDLIFE - HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
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WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

Steven Vitali
HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL

FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

LAUREL BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER FOR FEATURE FILM - HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - 2021
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WINNER - BEST DIRECTOR

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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WINNER - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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WINNER - BEST PRODUCER

Grace Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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WINNER TRAILER/TEASER

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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WINNER - BEST MUSIC SCORE

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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WINNER - FILM ON NATURE/ENVIRONMENT/

WILDLIFE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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WINNER  - EDUCATIONAL FILM - ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

WINNER - BEST EDITING

Steven Vitali
WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

SINGAPORE, ASIA

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HONORABLE MENTION

Steven Vitali
HOLLYWOOD NEW DIRECTORS

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST DIRECTOR DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Steven Vitali
SAN DIEGO MOVIE AWARDS

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST EDITING

Steven Vitali
SAN DIEGO MOVIE AWARDS

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

Steven Vitali
SAN DIEGO MOVIE AWARDS

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Steven Vitali
SAN DIEGO MOVIE AWARDS

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC

Steven Vitali
EASTERN EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL

EASTERN EUROPE

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WINNER  - BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE

Steven Vitali
VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS™

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Steven Vitali
VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS™

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

DOP - Steven Vitali
VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS™

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WINNER  - BEST PRODUCER
Grace Yang Vitali

VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS™

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Steven Vitali

VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS™

UNITED STATES

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WINNER  - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Steven Vitali, Michael Madsen, Grace Vitali

MADRAS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Chennai, INDIA

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WINNER  - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
NATURE WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

EXCELLENCE - Content/Message Delivery
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT - Original Score
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WINNER  - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

LAUREL BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM WIN
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WINNER  - BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

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LAUREL WINNER - BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT

WINNER  - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

URUVATTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INDIA

WINNER - BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FEATURE FIL
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WINNER  - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

ISTANBUL FILM AWARDS

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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WINNER  - BEST NATURE FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

ISTANBUL FILM AWARDS

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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WINNER  - BEST EDITING FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Steven Vitali, Grace Vitali

SWEDEN FILM AWARDS

SWEDEN

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WINNER  - BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Steven Vitali

BEST ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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AWARD  - HONORABLE MENTION

Steven Vitali

GOLDEN HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL

TOKYO, JAPAN

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WINNER - BEST FILM ON NATURE, ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE

QUEEN AHILYA GLOBAL CINEFEST

Kolkata, India

 

WINNER  - BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

France

WINNER  - BEST SOUNDTRACK

Steven Vitali

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

France

WINNER  - BEST PRODUCER

Grace Yang Vitali, Michael

Madsen, Bruno Rosato

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

France

NOMINEE AWARD  - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

France

NOMINEE AWARD  - BEST CAUSE - DRIVEN FILM

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

France

NOMINEE AWARD  - BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE FILM

Steven Vitali

CANNES WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

France

WINNER  - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CATEGORY - DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Steven Vitali, Michael Madsen,

Grace Yang Vitali

WORLD FILM CARNIVAL

Singapore, Asia

The Jewels of the Salton Sea has also been NOMINATED for the prestigious GOLDEN MARLON AWARDS®

WINNER  - BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

PIMFF

Prague, Czech Reepublic

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If an enthralling, compelling, and riveting documentary that takes you on an awe-inspiring journey is what you are seeking, then look no further than The Jewels of the Salton Sea.

Miracles need to be explored says Steven Vitali the director and score composer of this epic documentary.

Hollywood actor Michael Madsen is not only the Narrator for this epic documentary feature film, but he also makes a star appearance in this film. Michael Madsen's long career spans nearly 40 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits. Madsen took on this project to see what he could do to help the Salton Sea and our planet.

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For many, the Salton Sea appears to be forgotten, but is it? Producer and researcher Grace Vitali takes us on a journey and uncovers untold stories. The Jewels of the Salton Sea delivers an element of ideas that offer intrinsic value, which is a necessary agent we all must consider for posterity. It takes you on a journey that gives you a peaceful insight and respect of nature that creates a calmness in your inner being. The magnitude of our earth and all its inhabitants graciously sail through time capsules of how nature reacts, thus teaching mankind to progressively take positive action against any manner of method that violates the praxis of natural harmony in our existence.

 

During Grace's exploration, she uncovers that the Salton Sea is shrinking, it is here that she meets up with many extraordinary people who are doing what they can to help fight and save the sea.

Learn how VITAL the sea is not just to California but to our planet.

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MIRACLES NEED TO BE EXPLORED SAYS STEVEN VITALI

I wanted to help produce a film that had the potential to make a difference, to be the change that we've all been waiting for.