This past weekend, Winston and I were humbled to be accepted at the PovertyCure International Film Festival.
For more of their work and what they’re passionate about, you can check out their link here: http://www.povertycure.org/
Mark Weber and Michael Matheson Miller, as well as all staff at PovertyCure are passionate about bringing social justice to the poor and impoverished in a way that benefits their community, rather than harming it. In their words:
"Too often we frame the issue of poverty in terms of people’s needs and how we can meet those needs. In doing so, we misunderstand the problem and sometimes make ourselves the protagonists of other people’s stories. It is time to reframe the discussion around the creative capacity of the human person. How can people create prosperity for their families, communities, and societies? What are the foundations that allow people to thrive and what are the impediments? From poverty alleviation to human flourishing, from paternalism to partnership - thank you for joining us for a different kind of festival."
New York, New York! In all it’s cold glory.
Winston and Aaron at the PovertyCure International Film Festival Gala. The filmmakers we met were from all around the world and their work consisted of strong humanitarian and social issues - from border issues in Cambodia, to the Syrian war in Syria.
Michael Matheson Miller, research fellow at Acton Institute, hosted the awards ceremony.
We secured the award for Best Narrative Short and were awarded it by Mark Clayman, producer for “The Pursuit of Happyness”! The whole experience was unreal and unforgettable.
YxineFF FILM FESTIVAL
Ngoc Ho, our producer for “Picture. Perfect.” hopped on a plane to Vietnam to secure our awards for the YxineFF Film Festival!
In Vietnam, “Picture. Perfect.” won the Golden Heart Award as well as Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Male Actor.
The cast and crew of “Picture. Perfect.” is truly humbled to receive these honors and we look forward to where we’ll be traveling next.
Until then, we will continue to pursue excellence and integrity in our work, as we keep you updated!
Have a Merry Christmas everyone as we celebrate the birth of Christ!
Love you guys!
Ngoc Ho, the producer for Picture. Perfect. will be attending the festival Award Ceremony on Friday, 13th December 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City!
Below is a brief description of the Festival:
YxineFF (Yxine Film Fest) is an annual online international short film festival at www.yxineff.com.
With the slogan “Sharing. Love. Cinema“, YxineFF’s target audience is young independent filmmakers and cinema lovers.
YxineFF’s first edition commenced in May 2010. YxineFF is a voluntary, non-profit and independent project.
The YxineFF project receives support from many organizations, companies and individuals, including the Danish Cultural Development & Exchange Fund, Goethe Institute Vietnam,British Council Vietnam and the U.S Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.
YxineFF 2013 is themed “Choice“, following ‘Individual’ (2012), ‘Belief’ (2011) and ‘Love’ (2010).
YxineFF 2012 screens 66 films from 150 submissions in 4 categories:
- International Competition
- Local Competition
- In Focus.
Thanks everyone for your continued support of our team and we look forward to receiving updates from Ngoc about the ceremony!
Picture. Perfect. Screens this Thursday night at the Poverty Cure Film Festival in New York City!
Picture. Perfect. is a FINALIST for the following cash awards:
- $10,000 GRAND PRIZE
- $5,000 Best Narrative Short
- $2,500 Best Student Narrative Short
- $3,000 Audience Choice Award powered by Facebook
Click on the link below to find out more about the Festival and if you’re in NY, we’d love to see you!
Thanks everyone and we’ll keep you all posted!
THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY
To say that we were excited to be able to go to Beijing for Beijing Film Academy’s 12th International Student Film & Video Festival is a huge understatement. Having never been to Asia before in our travels, we jumped at the possibility of getting to go.
At Beijing International Airport
From the moment we arrived at the Beijing Film Academy, we were greeted with warmth and smiles and the volunteers there were simply amazing. They gave us a tour of the facility, helped us get a SIM card to make calls, and encouraged us to go with them on the upcoming Great Wall tour, which was provided for the filmmakers.
We were able to meet filmmakers from around the world: South Africa, Germany, Greece, France, Taiwan, Australia, Lebanon, etc, so the collective body of work that we saw was truly amazing.
"Picture. Perfect. screened on Thursday night to an audience of a few hundred enthusiastic Chinese. It was received well and after, they had a Q&A for the filmmakers.
Screening of “Picture. Perfect.”
Q & A with USC students, as well as filmmakers from South Africa and Taiwan
Winston sharing for “Picture. Perfect.”
Aaron Sharing for Q & A
The film was received well, but it wasn’t until the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night that we were able to find out how much they really liked it. “Picture. Perfect.” secured another win with the Audience Award!
Audience watching “Picture. Perfect.”
Awards Ceremony, Saturday Night
"Picture. Perfect." wins Audience Award!
In conclusion, the experience we had there was more than memorable and we’re grateful and humbled by the festival and win. We look forward to continuing the festival circuit and meeting other filmmakers around the world who are passionate in telling stories.
Filmmakers from around the world
The experience and memories made in Beijing were unforgettable and we will be continuing to update you all with our future travels and festivals. “Picture. Perfect.” was recently accepted into the Vietnamese Film Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, so the next update will be from Vietnam!
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog and for all your continued support with our film endeavors. You, friends/family/fans, is what makes our job possible :)
Next update: Vietnam!
Picture. Perfect. screens at the Beijing Film Academy this coming week and we’ll be there!
Awards ceremony is on Saturday night so we’ll keep you all posted. After the festival, we’ll be flying to Urumqi for a week, where we will visit our sister’s family and hold our newest nephew, Judah, for the first time. Seriously can’t wait.
Thanks for all your support everyone and we’ll keep you posted…from China!!!
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Picture. Perfect. Screens at Newport Beach Film Festival Today at 3:30!
Come out if you’re in the area!!