You guys, you guys, you guys, you guys! We won an award!!! Last night was the Dark Christmas Film Festival through Filmulate, and our short film entry won an award for Best Graphic Effects! This was our first public screening of any of our work, outside of showing our films at Gallery Strolls, and we could not be more thrilled about the result! A big, huge, enormous thanks is owed to our wonderful Program Assistant, Natasha, for all the tireless work she put into getting our entry ready on time, and for being the brainchild behind several of our wonderful short films.
Our short, entitled "Holiday cheer: A Sardonic Short Christmas Film," explores the theme of loneliness at Christmas. We had some superb acting by some of our individuals, and some wonderful stop motion animation that our film making class made the drawings and collage pieces for (which we won the award for!). Our short focused on the disparity between Christmas being viewed as such a happy, celebratory time of year, and the percentage of the population who feel alone, left out, and forgotten at Christmas time. A bit sad, but we received some great comments from the audience about tackling a topic that most people shy away from. We feel so blessed to have been able to share our talent and message to the community, and are simply thrilled to be acknowledged for the hard work that was put into it. Oh, and our award is a snowglobe with a skull floating inside it- how awesome is that? Go Dark Christmas :) YAY!
TURN City Center for the Arts
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