Announcing the September 2018 Festival Award Winners


Jared Milrad, Founder and President

A Show For A Change



Long Beach, CA - October 8, 2018A Show For A Change today announced several winners for its monthly global film festival, celebrating socially impactful films from around the world.

“We’re honored to recognize these changemaking, gripping films that illuminate the challenges of our time,” said Jared Milrad, founder and president of A Show For A Change. “From India to Brazil to the United States, our film festival continues to spread a global message of positivity and hope. I’m thrilled that our festival is elevating the voices of these brave filmmakers.”

This month’s winners include:

  • Creativity Award: “TIMBO,” a powerful documentary about energy companies’ construction of dams in the Brazilian Amazon and its threat to indigenous people.

  • Storytelling and Cinematography Award: “KHARAM,” an eye-opening feature film about an Indian woman’s resistance to violent oppression.

  • Social Impact Award: “22,” an inspiring documentary about the plight of special needs children in the United States.

Award-winning filmmaker Peiman Zekavat expressed his excitement and gratitude for being recognized for his powerful documentary, TIMBO. “Thank you to A Show For A Change’s jury and selection committee for this award and believing in this film. We all have indigenous or vulnerable people in our countries and we should do our best to keep their tradition and their culture."

Mariya Pyter, director of “22,” added: "Receiving the Social Impact Award means finding like-minded people making social change. 22 is the story of the Braga family from Utah, who created a unique facility named “Bear-O Care” for children with multiple special needs. I do believe that this film has transformative power, so that “Bear-O Care” founders, A Show For A Change Film Festival, and filmmakers - working together - have the power to make the world a better place."

Founded by Jared Milrad - a filmmaker, advocate, and entrepreneur who has worked for President Barack Obama and advocated for numerous social causes - A Show For A Change Film Festival raises up our planet's most compelling stories and inspiring voices. The film festival’s goal is to build a world filled with greater empathy and shared prosperity.

A Show For A Change invites filmmakers who share a passion for changing the world through the power of storytelling to submit to our monthly film festival. We seek diverse, engaging stories that address societal, environmental, and cultural issues. To apply for our next film festival, filmmakers can submit their projects by October 27, 2018 using this link:

About A Show For A Change Film Festival

With nearly 100 submissions in its first-year run, A Show For A Change has awarded some of the most creative, groundbreaking, and inspiring stories highlighting social issues. The company’s mission is to celebrate socially impactful films through the art of storytelling and advocate for enduring social change. It embraces films that challenge the status quo and stand up for urgent causes like human rights, animal rights, and the environment.

Learn more about our current projects and monthly global film festival at

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