Los Angeles, CA – October 9, 2019 – A Show For A Change today announced several winners for its monthly global film festival, celebrating social impact films from around the world. The awarded films include projects from around the world and were created by numerous celebrated filmmakers.
“As we prepare to launch our new streaming platform for social impact, Movikarma, we’re proud to recognize these powerful films that advance the social causes of our time,” said Jared Milrad, founder and president of A Show For A Change. “Our festival continues to attract a strong diversity of socially conscious films from around the world. This month’s awarded films address timely causes, including violence, immigration, and diversity & inclusion.”
This month’s winners include:
● Social Impact Award: Ending Violence. Directed by Rose Archer. As the world grapples with a growing sense of unease, and the urgent need for mindset change, three-year-olds Martin and Anele are learning a new subject of kindness and empathy - skills that most adults have not mastered - in a world that values competitiveness over kindness. Ending Violence is an impact film that will expand our audience’s view of what education can achieve in the world. Watch the trailer here.
● Creativity Award: The Last Rodriguez. Directed by Tania Luna. Meet Ben Rodriguez. He's almost 40. He lives at home. And his mom thinks it's time for him to find true love so he can get married, so he can have kids, so he does not become... The Last Rodriguez. It's never too late for a coming of age story. Watch the trailer here.
● Storytelling Award: Los Otros. Directed by Monica Pendergrass & Eric Baldetti. Hundreds of thousands of undocumented Americans are deported from the United States to "their country of origin" every year. What happens to these "non-citizens" after they return to a country they barely know? The short documentary Los Otros profiles three such undocumented individuals as they rebuild their lives in Mexico City. Separated from family and starting all over with nothing, they attempt to forge new lives in the shadow of a broken immigration system and a country not prepared for their return. Watch the trailer here.
● Cinematography Award: Passage. Directed by Quentin Persia. Tom, a 25-year-old man, is on a train station platform. Standing next to the edge, he is considering jumping as a train pulls in. At the last moment, he is caught by an old man named Jacques, who invites him to spend the day with him. Being near an overgrown childlike Jacques will make Tom's like worth living again. It may even give it a new meaning...Watch the trailer here.