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Teachers Network Wins Prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award
New York, January 12, 2008—Teachers Network is pleased to announce that “Project-Based Learning for English Language Learners,” a film produced and directed by Teachers Network has won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. The CINE Golden Eagle awards, distinguishing excellence in professional, independent and student works, are recognized internationally as symbols of the highest production standards in film and television production. Since its founding in 1957, CINE has been dedicated to discovering, rewarding, education, 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 Ron Howard, and such great documentations as Ken Burns, Charles Guggenheim, Stanley Nelson, Albert Maysles, and Frederick Wiseman.
In the fall 2008 competition, over 300 judges viewed and evaluated hundreds of distinguished entries. Experienced professionals in the field of film and video production, as well as subject matter experts, serve in a volunteer capacity. They judge the entries using standards of overall excellence, evaluating such criteria as storytelling, production value, artistry, the extent to which the film meets its stated goals and communicates with its intended audience, and overall excellence.
CINE conducts two competitions each year, and the current one began in July 2008. In addition to the Golden Eagle awards, CINE has established two levels of competitive awards. The Special Jury Award recognized the best films in the 27 CINE Golden Eagle categories. The CINE Masters Series Awards (for the Professional and Independent Division winners), and the CINE Award of Excellence (for the Student Division winner) recognize the best of the best in CINE competitions.
About Teachers Network
Teachers Network is a non-profit organization—by teachers, for teachers—with a 28-year track record of success, dedicated to improving student learning in public schools nationally and internationally. Teachers Network is unique in its focus on professional development as the key to improving student achievement. Using the power of an award-winning web site, videos, and print resources, Teachers Network leverages the creativity and expertise of a national and international community of outstanding educators. Through its leadership, Teachers Network empowers teachers to transform public schools into creative learning communities. http://teachersnetwork.org