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Still image from Prize Winner in Movie Makers, Sept. 1937, 445.

Date produced: 1936


J. Kinney Moore




1 reel





Sound Notes:



American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1937 - Scenario
International Amateur Movie Show, 1938


"The 'prize winner' of the title of course was just a goat who had pulled down for its owner a ten-dollar bill as a prize at the county fair, a sum which its owner promptly had sunk in the nearest bucolic palace of chance. The committee disregarded any possessive tendencies of its own in the goat line and decided the entrant really did know his onions when it came to making pictures. But of course every one even on the fringe of the amateur world knows J. Kinney Moore is one of the tops among the amateurs." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 28.


Shot using a Cine Kodak Special camera, and Eastman S.S. Pan film (American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 27).

American Cinematographer (Aug. 1937, 350) reported on Prize Winner's victory in a national film contest sponsored by "Liberty and Pete Smith's MGM short subject department." Kinney Moore received the first prize of $500 cash.

Accompanying musical compositions selected for a public screening of the film are listed in "Here's Complete Musical Scores for International Prize Winners" (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1938, 79-81).




  • Screened at the International Amateur Movie Show, April, 1938: Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Screened by the Los Angeles Cinema Club in 1938: Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Los Angeles 8mm. Club in 1938: Los Angeles, CA
  • Screened by the Amateur Cinema Club of Sioux City in 1941: Sioux City, IA
  • Screened by the Long Beach Cinema Club in 1941: Long Beach, CA
  • Screened by the Colorado Springs Cinema Club in 1941: Colorado Springs, CO

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