Accolade Film Awards for Winter Solstice

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Composer Christel Veraart has won two prestigious awards (Award of Merit and Award of Recognition) from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The awards were given for Christel Veraart’s Original Score and Music Video of Winter Solstice, which envelopes the listener in the quiet yet breathtaking Alaskan landscape. Winter Solstice captures the intensity of winter, when days are cloaked in darkness. Winter Solstice is one of the fifteen original compositions of Polar Suite, Christel Veraart’s latest CD that was funded by the Rasmuson Foundation.

The journey of a lonesome cello, surrendering to the elements of the Arctic winter. – A constant reminder of how much landscape and emotion are intertwined.

The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at

I am honored to have received multiple Accolade Global Film Awards for Winter Solstice and hope to continue to give voice to the beauty of the Alaskan landscape that so much inspires me.

In winning an Accolade, Christel Veraart joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning production of The Lady in Number Six by Malcolm Clarke, the very talented Dave Bossert of Disney for his short documentary, The Tunes Behind The Toons, Hollywood industry veteran Ron Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething.

Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

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