Red Lines Wins Accolade Award of Excellence
We’re proud to announce that Spark Media’s documentary RED LINES has been honored with an Award of Excellence Special Mention from the Accolade Global Film Competition, an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. Thank you, Accolade! We are honored to be recognized among some of this season’s best international films.
~ The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners ~
(La Jolla, CA, December 8, 2014) – The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity.
Best of Show:
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Dave Bossert (USA), The Tunes Behind The Toons, Documentary Short – A thoroughly engaging film about the magic of music in animation. Spanning cartoon history from silent cartoons to the latest computer generated films, it is exceptionally crafted and a veritable who’s who of award-winning composers (Alan Menken, Randy Newman, Richard Sherman and more). Experts share their insights about the processes that are pivotal to creating the enchanting worlds of animation as they take us on a visual romp through history and challenge us to “hear” films in a whole new way. Produced by Dave Bossert – Producer, Creative Director and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Award of Excellence Special Mention:
Spark Media (USA), Red Lines, Documentary Feature – A searing expose of Syria it follows two unlikely activists fighting for democracy when the international community fails the citizens of the brutal Assad regime. Under death threats, they navigate a minefield armed only with Internet and heroic “everyday” people.
Nora Marco Alario (Spain), Cuerdas, Animation – A gorgeously animated, heart touching film, it is a story about a little boy with serious physical limitations and the little girl who showed him how to experience the world he had been denied. A nuanced and tender story of a friendship between two very special children.
Agim Sopi (Kosovo), Agnus Dei, Film Feature – Based on a true story it’s a modern Greek tragedy. Set against the backdrop of war in Kosovo it is a story of love and hate across generations. Artistic cinematography compels the viewer as Peter finds his way to redemption, but can he survive the secret that destroys his life?
Neena Nejad and Xoel Pamos (USA), The Price of Honor, Documentary – A meticulously researched film about the murders of Amina and Sarah. Murdered by their father, Yasser Said, in an “honor killing” in Texas, it follows their lives, launches a movement to bring him to justice and raises awareness of honor violence.
Georgia Slowe (United Kingdom), Four Tails, Women Filmmakers – A delicately woven, profound and whimsical English comedy. The trials and tribulations of four friends are humorously explored – including former Emmerdale soap stars Georgia Slowe, Emma Davies and Matthew Bose as they meet for daily dog walks.
Riccardo Di Gerlando Riccardodiger (Italy), Tattoo, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest – An old man, a murderer, a bearded dragon, a personal vendetta and an epic tattoo. Beautiful and creative cinematography and a twist in the tale, it seamlessly blends eccentric flavors with a bit of fantasy and a hard dose of reality.
See the full list of winners and learn more about the Accolade Global Film Competition at www.accoladecompetition.org.