DESC’s first international Impact Short Film Festival held this fall was a moving revelation. The 4EA Social Justice Award and the Grand Prize AHT Impact Award went to “London,” directed by Cullen Blanchfield of Dallas,Texas.
“The Priceless Art,” Directed by Mohamed Asif Hameed of Chennai, India, won the AHT Compassion Award.
“London” and “The Priceless Art” were the prize winners in our first Impact Short Film Festival, held online on Sept. 23. Our audience was spellbound during two hours of poignant, compassionate, hopeful, creative and imaginative films addressing the subject of homelessness. A jury watched thousands of hours of film–more than 3,000 submissions from over 100 countries–to choose 14 finalists to screen for viewers.
The audience scored each of the films on how well they met the theme, showed compassion and promoted social impact/justice, and at the end of the night, we tallied the scores. Thank you to all of the wonderful filmmakers, our award sponsors, AHT and 4EA, judges, viewers and donors!