Aurora Awards

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For the Canadian science fiction awards, see Prix Aurora Awards.
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The Aurora Awards is an international and independent film and video competition.[1] The Aurora Awards focus on films and videos that are of regional or niche market interest, such as non-national television advertisements and sponsored entertainment.[2] The awards are not associated with any film festival.[3] The name of the competition comes from the astronomical phenomenon known as an aurora.[4]


At the 2012 competition, Michael M. Miller's documentary film At Home in Russia, at Home on the Prairie was named Platinum Best in Show in the Historical category.[5] In 2002, Sunshine Network (now called Sun Sports) won three Aurora Awards.[6] As of June 2007, Four Directions Productions had won three Aurora Awards.[7] As of June 2008, Brant Wells had won two Aurora Awards.[8] As of January 2013, the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program had won four Aurora Awards.[9] Cal and Victoria Lewin won an Aurora Award for one of their films.[10] Winners receive an Aurora Award statue made by New York firm, Society Awards.


  1. ^ "Action Training Systems Receives Aurora Award". Fire Engineering. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Seminole Productions Receives Record-12 Aurora Awards". Florida State University. July 19, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Peter J Pepe; Joseph W Zarzynski (2012). Documentary Filmmaking for Archaeologists. Left Coast Press. p. 168. ISBN 1611322022. 
  4. ^ Blanche Evans (October 30, 1998). "RE/MAX Television Commercials Capture More Advertising Awards". Realty Times. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Logan Curti (February 6, 2013). "NDSU Library’s Germans from Russia Documentary Receives Aurora Award". The Spectrum. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sunshine Network receives three Aurora Awards". Orlando Business Journal. September 20, 2002. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Aaron H. Bynum (June 22, 2007). "'Raccoon & Crawfish' Win Telly Awards". Animation Insider. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ Leslie Mora (February 23, 2013). "Bartow IB Alumnus Wins Video Awards". The Ledger. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Paul Tinder (January 29, 2013). "CSEPP training video wins Aurora Award". BioPrepWatch. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Pat Ratliff (August 11, 2011). "Film garners awards for Edmonds filmmakers". Edmonds Beacon. Retrieved February 23, 2013.