HUA HIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
"I will regard this great honor not so much as an award for what I have achieved,
but a standard to hold against what I have yet to accomplish."
All About Eve (1950) - Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter)
Some stars and filmmakers covet and cherish awards, while others dismiss them as overrated and unimportant.
Certainly awards do not always seem to be totally fair.
Meryl Streep has been nominated 16 times for Academy Awards, while Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton never won a single Oscar in their lifetime.
They share this distinction with great filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Robert Altman and Stanley Kubrick, who failed between them to win a single Academy Award for Best Director.
Perhaps the best measure of the success of a film comes not from a jury, selection committee, or panel, but from the people for whom a film was made – the audience.
It is their laughs, tears, and screams that are perhaps the best judge of whether the filmmaker has achieved success.
With that in mind, the Hua Hin International Film Festival will present awards based on audience reaction. Voting forms will be available for all audience members. We will take into account, the audience votes, the audience reaction, and the audience attendance to determine the films which in the opinion of the Festival Director meet with the most enthusiastic audience response.
The categories and design of the award will be announced shortly.