May 2019 Film Festival Award Winners


Jared Milrad, Founder and President

A Show For A Change, Inc.



Long Beach, CA - June 21, 2019A 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 that address diverse causes 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 immigrants and refugees, economic justice, and healthcare.”

This month’s winners include:

  • Creativity Award:

    • DORIS’ FLIGHT. A woman tormented by her past tragically loses connection with reality. Directed by Gabriela Lima. Cause: Women’s Rights.

  • Storytelling Award:

    • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. A comical male nurse who treats terminally ill patients in an unconventional way, is challenged by a tough patient during his final journey. Directed by Allen Freeman. Cause: Health and Wellness.

  • Cinematography Award:

    • SEYDOUBA. Unable to submit the “right documents,” many young foreigners living in France, like Seydouba, find themselves forced into illegality..Directed by Nathalie Blomme. Cause: Immigrants and Refugees.

  • Social Impact Awards:

    • THE CAMPFIRE PROJECT. In a refugee camp, several artists create an Arabic language version of Shakespeare's The Tempest, provide basic educational assistance, run wellness classes for residents of all ages, and provide translation for the multitude of residents suffering from trauma- and stressor-related disorders. Directed by Claudia Giannetto. Cause: Immigrants and Refugees.

    • 35 DAYS. A small Ohio town, home to one of the busiest Air Traffic Control facilities, endures the longest federal government shutdown. Directed by Nicholas Manting Brewer. Cause: Economic Justice.

“I feel deeply grateful to A Show For A Change for giving recognition to my film with a Creativity Award,” said Gabriela Lima, director of DORIS’ FLIGHT. “My film invites the audience to explore discomfort through a case of failure of the collective responsibility to protect children from child abuse. The matter cannot be ignored as somebody else's drama.”

"I am really honored to be part of this inspiring festival,” said Nathalie Blomme, director of SEYDOUBA.

"It's an incredible honor for us to be a part of A Show For A Change Film Festival and to have '35 Days' recognized with the Social Impact Award,” said Nicholas Manting Brewer, director of 35 DAYS. “Our film follows the ripples that a Federal Government Shutdown can have on small communities across the country. Our team is grateful for the support and hopes to continue making films like this."

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 June 29, 2019 using this link:

About A Show For A Change Film Festival

With 220+ global submissions, A Show For A Change has awarded some of the most creative, groundbreaking, and inspiring stories highlighting social issues since launching its monthly festival in December 2017. 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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