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The Edison Innovation Award is presented each year to a filmmaker who has a distinguished body of work that advances the mission and legacy of the Thomas Edison Film Festival and demonstrates significant recognition, past and present. The filmmaker recognized is also prominent in the community of independent filmmaker/artists and is recognized as a pioneer in new forms and innovations in filmmaking.

CELEBRATING INNOVATION : 40+ years of independent filmaking.The Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly The Black Maria Film Festival), celebrates creativity and diversity in filmmaking! Films from the current and prior seasons are available on-line. Click to view our archive.
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