There are lots of film festivals and awards. This page shows how to find information (including histories) about them, and lists a variety of reference sources and links to the festivals and awards.
Academy Awards (Oscars). Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Film festival guide: for filmmakers, film buffs, and industry professionals. Adam Langer. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2000.
SML Reference PN1993.4 L36X 2000
Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies. John Walker. New York: HarperPerennial, 2006.
SML Reference PN1993.45 H37
Includes lists of various movie awards.
International film festival guide. Edited by Shael Stolberg. Toronto, Ontario : Festival Products, c2000.
SML, Reference PN1993.4 I574 2000
International Film Prizes: An Encyclopedia. Tad Bentley Hammer. New York: Garland, 1991.
SML, Reference PN1993.4 +H25 1991
Movie awards: the ultimate, unofficial guide to the Oscars, Golden Globes, critics, guild & indie honors. Tom O'Neil. New York: Berkley Pub., 2003.
SML, Reference PN1993.92 .O53X 2003
Oscar A to Z: a complete guide to more than 2,400 movies nominated for Academy Awards. Charles E. Matthews. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
SML, Reference PN 1993.92 M38X 1995
Organization dedicated to showing international documentaries dealing with UN topics - human rights, refugee protection, immunization, and others.