Folklife Film Wins Three Emmy Awards

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The film "Festival of American Folklife," created by the Office of Exhibits Central Motion Picture Unit for the Division of Performing Arts, wins three Emmy awards at the 17th Area Academy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The movie, which was viewed by an estimated television audience of 12 million, was shown in-flight for 30 days by American Airlines. The film previously won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival.


  • American Airlines, inc
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (U.S.)
  • Office of Exhibits Central
  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Festival of American Folklife


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Torch, 7/1977, p. 2

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June, 1977


  • Awards
  • Television
  • Emmy Awards
  • Motion pictures
  • Television broadcasting


United States

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