The Arlington International Film Festival is honored to be invited to participate in the 44th Annual HUMANITAS Prize event taking place in February 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. For the first time in the organization’s 44 years, HUMANITAS is including independently produced festival films in their Prize event.
For the past decade, HUMANITAS partnered solely with The Sundance Film Festival. Executive Director Cathleen Young says the decision to include independently produced festival films in this year’s Prize is to “expand our reach in order to expand our impact.” Since its founding in 1974, HUMANITAS has been dedicated to empowering writers to tell stories through film and television that convey the human experience. Especially in today’s political climate, HUMANITAS recognizes the importance of supporting up-and-coming filmmakers “for the health of our democracy.”it is critically important to support up-and-coming filmmakers for the health of our democracy.
The winner of the HUMANITAS INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM AWARD will receive a trophy and a cash award of $10,000. Past winners have included MATT RUSKIN - Crown Heights, RYAN COOGLER - Fruitvale Station, DAMIEN CHAZELLE - Whiplash, CHERIEN DABIS - Amreeka, PARIS QUARLES - A Raisin in the Sun, and SALVATORE STABILE - Where God Left His Shoes.
The Arlington International Film Festival is thrilled to partner with HUMANITAS for their 44th Annual HUMANITAS Prize event, and we encourage our filmmakers at AIFF 2018 to apply for this prestigious award. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 1, 2018. For more information about the HUMANITAS Prize, please visit their website
Dear Filmmaker, here is a short clip of the 43rd Annual HUMANITAS Prize Awardshttp:// https://vimeo.com/271563949
Click here for their call for entries and to submit your script for consideration: https://www.humanitasprize.org/the-humanitas-prize/