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Seven more awards for 1001 Inventions Film
Published Date: 
29/05/2010

The film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets, starring Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, has won an additional seven major industry awards at Los Angeles and Hamburg international film festivals.

On Wednesday 26th May at the US International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets won the following major awards:

► Gold Award for Best Education Film
► Gold Award for Original Music 
► Gold Award for Specialty Production 
► Gold Award for Best Writing 
► Silver Award for Best Direction 

On Wednesday 19th May at the World Media Festival in Hamburg, Germany, 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets picked up the most prestigious awards for education:

► Grand Winner for Best Education Film 
► Gold Award for Best Education Film for Schools
1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets
The movie was sponsored by the Jameel Foundation and produced by the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) and The Edge Picture Company as an introductory film for the1001 Inventions exhibition that was launched at London’s Science Museum in January 2010. Described by critics as London’s most successful new exhibition, it received more than 100,000 visitors in its opening weeks. The exhibition is expected to stay in London until the end of June 2010 before starting a five year journey across the world.

Previous awards for the film 1001 Inventions and the Library of Secrets include: 

► Grand Winner for Best Film (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Gold Winner for Best Film in Society and Social Issues (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Gold Winner for Best Film in Arts and Humanities (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Gold Winner for Best Direction (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Gold Winner for Best Writing (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Gold Winner for Best Film for an Event Venue (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Silver Winner for Best Narration and Performance (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Silver Winner for Best Cinematography (New York Film Festivals, 2010)
► Finalist Certificate for Best Original Music (New York Film Festivals, 2010)

► Gold Award for Best Education Film (IVCA, London 2010)
► Gold Award for Best Photography (IVCA, London 2010)
► Silver Award for Best Drama (IVCA, London 2010)
► Silver Award for Best Original Music (IVCA, London 2010)

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In the movie a group of young school children take a field trip to a dusty old library after their teacher challenges them to research the era known as the “Dark Ages” and find its relevance to present day civilisation, a chore they resent until they meet a mysterious librarian (Kingsley) who takes them on a journey to the past revealing a thousand years of scientific and cultural excellence that took place in the Muslim world between the 7th and 17th century.

The film was also released on the internet where it has proved a huge hit receiving over one million downloads in the first month of being aired.