The Academy Awards -- commonly known as The Oscars -- is an award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize outstanding achievement in the film industry.
The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
The Sundance Film Festival -- a program of the Sundance Institute -- is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world that takes place annually in Utah.
The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual film festival that previews new films from around the world of all genres, including documentaries. It gets its name because it's held in Cannes, France.