Two Special Awards to Young Filmmakers at PLURAL+

On December 5th at the PLURAL+ 2013 Awards Ceremony two important special awards will be presented to two youth-produced videos. Each recipient will receive $5,000 from The Global Film Initiative.

This year The Global Film Initiative has joined efforts with PLURAL+ by offering two important awards:

Exodo by Sergio Ruiz Velasco de Alba, from Mexico, for Clarity, Effectiveness and Artistic Achievement (migration)

and to:

As I want by Alaa Al Sa’di, from Jordan, Depth and Nuance in Story-Telling (social inclusion)

The Global Film Initiative would like to recognize these filmmakers for their exceptional artistic and evocative cinematic communication, as well as for their exceptional and rich messaging in audio-visual story-telling.

In making these awards, The Global Film Initiative hopes that these two talented individuals will continue to create new films and take their place within the respective country’s emerging independent film industries.

Both filmmakers will be in New York to receive their awards at the PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony on December 5th, 6-8 pm at the Paley Center for Media in New York (25 West 52nd Street). The event is free and open to all, RSVP is mandatory:

In promoting cross-cultural understanding through cinema, The Global Film Initiative has, for the past decade, offered both support and a platform for independent film makers from countries that may have been over-looked by the rest of the world.

Films are selected for artistic excellence, exceptional story-telling and/or compelling cultural content. For more information

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