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Nikola Knez won three gold Remi Awards at the WorldFest Houston 2011
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  04/25/2011 | Education , Culture And Arts , Awards | Unrated
Three gold Remi Awards in 2011 and two gold Remi Awards in 2010


Nikola Knez, Croatian producer and film director, working in the USA


Gold Pixie Award in 2011



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Nikola Knez

Producer and Film Director. 20 years of US & overseas hands-on experience and proven expedition skills in hotspots and major destinations worldwide.

His professional skills have been utilized extensively by agencies and organizations in the US including the Sasakawa Center for International Space Architecture at the University of Houston, The Clinton Birthplace Museum, the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Corpus Christi, WorkForce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, Texas A&M University,  the Nueces County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Rotary Club International and the Port of Corpus Christi. 

He is founder of the 1st and 2nd International Conferences on Youth & Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi www.21stcenturysociety.org. He’s founder of the St. Mary Foundation of the Island Mljet www.zakladasvetemarije.hr, United Croatia, Croatian Society for Children's Human Rights and Croatian Society for Eco Tourism. He wrote several screenplays and two children books. He has three patented inventions.

His solid, long-standing relationship with WorkForce Solutions of the Coastal Bend has included producing promotional films, training films and public service announcements.  The interactive film for Leadership Corpus Christi and the Chamber of Commerce showcases more than a dozen major industrial and petro-chemical enterprises in the region, including Valero Refinery, CITGO, OxyChem, Flint Hills, Trigeant Petroleum, Sherwin Alumina, DuPont, Air Liquide, Lyondell, Gulf Marine, Kiewit, and the Port of Corpus Christi.  All of these required security clearance.

He was educated in Croatia where he produced a vast variety of films for Croatian National Television, Croatian National Music Hall, the Croatian National Theatre, the Croatian Drama Theatre and industrial enterprises in Germany and Croatia.  In addition, he organized the numerous pop and rock concerts, stage setups for several Samsung Europa Trade promotional events, as well as major events for presidential campaigns in Croatia.

Nikola is energetic, self-starting, and involved directly with all aspects of production.  Most importantly, he is a team player with finely honed social skills.  He works with enthusiasm, pleasure, easily and respectfully with colleagues.  He has a fine ability to listen and understand clients' needs and desires which results in products that satisfy the objectives and goals set.

His aim is to see the full picture and follow through personally to assure that all elements are in place to make each product a success. This results in work that is fast-paced and has been described by experts as effortlessly fluid.  He takes a dynamic, refreshingly original yet classically trained approach to film and TV production that is exciting in its powerful use of visual effects and 3D animation. 

Extensive experience in video recording, editing, 3D animation, and special effects, as well as equipment ordering, operation, and maintenance.  His education, training and experience contribute to a high degree of comfort with technology and computers. 

Nikola’s unquestionable advantages include 1) ability to see a project through from the initial creative idea to production  2) training in mathematical and computer sciences which provides expertise with all kinds of technology, as well as precision tools for visual effects and 3D animation.  He keeps apprised of new technological developments in the field.

He has produced documentaries, training, educational and feature films, corporate, industrial and tourism films, as well as TV commercials, public service announcements, websites (see www.iFilms-fx.com and www.21stcenturysociety.org), logos and music videos.

Source www.ifilms-fx.com





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TV/FILM PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGEMENT CREDITS

Gold Remi Award “Sicsa Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture”, Film & Video Production Award - Flight/Space Travel, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2011

Gold Remi Award “Corpus Christi Metro Ministries”, Film & Video Production Award - Charitable/Non Profit, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2011

Gold Remi Award “iFilms web site”, New Media Awards - Websites, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2011

Silver Remi Award, “ President Clinton’s 1st Home Museum”, Film & Video Production Award - Biographical or Autobiographical, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2011

 Silver Remi Award, “ Workforce Solutions Center Services”, Film & Video Production Award - Educational/Instructional/Adult, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2011

Bronze Remi Award, “ Website www.21stcenturysociety.org”, New Media Award - Best Website Navigation/Structure, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2011

  Gold Pixie Award, American Pixel Academy for 3D computer animation in the film “American Prisons, Foreign & Domestic”, 2011

Gold Remi Award “Between Moon & Earth”, Documentary Film on Flight/Space Travel, WorldFest Houston, (Houston international film festival)  2010

  Gold Remi Award  “Rangel College of Pharmacy,” Corporate Image & Orientation film, WorldFest Houston, (the Houston international film festival) 2010

 President Bill Clinton’s 1st Home Museum, The Clinton Birthplace Foundation, Inc., Museum Executive Director, Letter of Appreciation  for film “Clinton 1st Home”, Hope, Arkansas, October 1, 2009

Bronze Remi Award  “Workforce Brand Name”, Television Commercial Awards, WorldFest Houston, (the Houston international film festival) 2009

Corpus Christi Metro Ministries, Board of Directors, Letter of Appreciation from CEO & Executive Director Rosa E. Pizzi for film “Metro Ministries”, December 29, 2009
 St. Theresa Catholic Church, Letter of Appreciation from Father Jose Almazan for film “45th Anniversary of Priesthood,” Texas, November 23, 2009

The Port of Corpus Christi, Letter of Appreciation from Director of Business Development, Michael D. Perez for outstanding film on “Coastal Bend Industries for Leadership Class XXXV,” April 2, 2008

 THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON DC, Letter of Appreciation from President George W. Bush and his wife Laura for organizing the Second International Conference on Children’s Rights & Education for the 21st Century, May 17, 2006

Platinum Title V & TRIO Federal Project Award for Film “1st International Conference on Youth & Education”, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 2006

 State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Letter of Appreciation from Governor Rick Perry for organizing the 1st International Conference on Children’s Rights & Education for the 21st Century, June 30, 2005

 City of Corpus Christi, Office of the Mayor, Letter of Appreciation from Mayor Henry Garrett for organizing the 1st International Conference on Children’s Rights & Education for the 21st Century, May 18, 2005

 Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Office of the President, Letter of Appreciation from President Flavius C. Killebrew for organizing the 1st International Conference on Children’s Rights & Education for the 21st Century, April 22, 2005

 Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Office of the President & Chief Executive Officer, Letter of Appreciation from President Terry H. Carter for organizing the 1st International Conference on Children’s Rights & Education for the 21st Century, March 27, 2005

More than 300 documentaries, education and science programs, TV commercials and public service announcements, industrial/corporate promotional films, short & feature films, 3D animation & visual effects and music spots. Concerts, Music Festivals, Promotional Events, Short Subject Films, Political Campaign Media, Tourism Films, Children's Films & Cartoons.

Source www.ifilms-fx.com



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PUBLICATIONS & CREATIVE ACTIVITY

April 8, 2011, Speech at Texas Southern University in Houston, Research week Award Program - Luncheon

March 31 - April 1, 2011, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and New York, public screen documentary film American Prisons, Foreign & Domestic.

March 5, 2011, AUDEM, design for conference

February 25, 2011, edi Architecture, Corporate film for Nueces Electric Corporation, Texas, 3D animation

January 18, 2011, Guest on Croatian Radio Vukovar, Homeland in Hurt, interview with Amelija Lovric

January 14, 2011, Guest on Croatian Radio, Voice of Free Croatia New York, interview with Stipo Dumancic

January 2011, “Peace at the Price of Justice and Human Dignity - Reflections on the Hague Tribunals” by Edward S. Yambrušić, book design, USA

January 9, 2011, Guest on Croatian Radio Vancouver, interview with Zlatko Jelinić, www.radiovrh.ca

November 14-16, 2010 Presented Film “American Prisons, Foreign & Domestic” with Dr. Dorothy McClellan (Texas A&M University) at the Alliance of Universities for Democracy 21st Annual Conference, Pecs, Hungary

August 12, 2010, Invention: “The Energy Free Home”

April 18, 2010, Invention: “Wheel without Axle”

2010, American Prisons - Foreign & Domestic, documentary film

2010, Nigerian 50 Golden, documentary film

2010, Running Turtle, documentary film

April 18, 2010, United Croatia (Ujedinjena Hrvatska) organization

April 12, 2010, "Tesla Hit Tunguska", screenplay for feature film

2009, President Clinton 1st Home Museum, Promotional Film

2009, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, promotional film

2009, Texas A&M Health Science Center Rangel College of Pharmacy, corporate film

2009, Presentation in offender rehabilitation class at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Texas

2009, WorkForce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, educational film

2009, Corpus Christi Metro Ministries, promotional film

April 08, 2009, "Alaskan Rim of Fire", screenplay for feature film

2009,  Father Jose Almazan, documentary film

2008, Between Moon & Earth, Documentary Film, USA

2008, It's Up to You, Short  Film, USA

March 6, 2008, "Charlie & Sammy - Sweet Voices from Nature", Children’s Book

2008, One Person Two Paths, Feature Film, USA

2008, Lift Bridge Demolition, Documentary Film, USA

2008, Presentation in offender rehabilitation class at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, USA

2007, Learn More, Earn More, Corporate Film, USA

2007, Rotary International, Documentary Film, USA

2007, Education: Go Get It, Educational Film, USA

April 05, 2007, "The Keeper of the Christmas Star", Children’s Book, USA

2007, GO Center, Educational Film, USA

2007, Presentation in offender rehabilitation class at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, USA

2006 - 2007, Graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class XXXV

2006, Promotional Film, 2nd International Conference on Youth & Education, USA

May 30 - June 2, 2006, Founder, 2nd International Conference on Youth & Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, www.21stcenturysociety.org

2005, Promotional Film, 1st International Conference on Youth & Education, USA

2005, Corporate film, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Texas, USA


November 1 - 4, 2005, Participation in International Conference on Cyber Security and Counter-Terrorism, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia at invitation of Dr. Vladimir Sokolov, Deputy Director of Moscow State University, Cyber Security Institute.

October 23 - 27, 2005, Presented "The Significance of Yugoslavia's Formation, Dissolution, and War for Understanding Global Politics" and "International Conference for Children's Rights & Education:

Collaborating to Educate a Democratic Citizenry" with Dr. Dorothy McClellan at the Alliance of Universities for Democracy Conference, Yalta, Ukraine.

July 26-30, 2005, Founder, 1st International Conference on Youth & Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, www.21stcenturysociety.org

March, 2005, "Brain Waste & Brain Drain: Problems of Developing Democracies in the Balkans," Facta Universitatis, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology Series, University of Nis, Serbia (published in Volume 3, No.1, 2004, pp. 1-11). Co-authored with Dr. Dorothy McClellan.

June 17-20, 2004,  "Brain Waste & Brain Drain: As Reflected in the Lives of Croatian University Students." Perspectives in Higher Education Reform with Dr. Dorothy McClellan (forthcoming 2006).

Presented to UNESCO European Institute for Higher Education, Roundtable on Brain Drain in Southeastern Europe, Bucharest, Romania.

July 19 -24, 2004, "The University's International Role in Shaping Globalization," presented at the International Humanities & Globalization Conference, Prato, Italy. Co-authored with Dr. Dorothy McClellan, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas.

October 26-29, 2003, "The University as Flagship for International Scientific and Human Rights Collaboration.” Perspectives in Higher Education Reform.  Co-authored with Dr. Dorothy McClellan. 

Presented at Alliance of Universities for Democracy Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2003, Documentary Film, Croatian Christmas Creches at the Vatican, Croatia

March 6, 2003, Founder, Croatian Society for Children's Human Rights, Croatia

August 12, 2002, Founder, Croatian Society for Eco Tourism, Croatia

November 15, 2002,  Founder, Foundation St. Mary Island Mljet, Croatia, www.zakladasvetemarije.hr

Source www.ifilms-fx.com



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