In addition to honoring outstanding independent filmmakers in a variety of categories, The Burbank International Film Festival is also proud to honor industry icons, innovators and pioneers in the world of Film, Music and Art. New categories and awards include “Faith-based” films, the “Los Angeles County Student Filmmakers Award”, awards honoring “Diversity” and “Awareness” in television and film production, and others recognizing “New Media” (webisodes), and excellence in online internet production, along with¬†“The President’s Innovation Award” which honors filmmakers and productions that are groundbreaking, innovative and think outside-the-box.