This past week, we received some outstanding news. We won an Award of Excellence from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition. The award to our short documentary film, Hot Dogs on a Tricycle, which shed light on Asylum Access’ wonderful refugee work in the border of Mexico and USA through the story of a young boy named Mario.
“A refugee’s story does not end once they flee or cross a border. Rebuilding one’s life is an ongoing process. At Asylum Access, we believe the need for economic, educational and cultural integration goes hand in hand with legal representation. Home Storytellers effectively captures this pillar of our organization by demonstrating our dedication to the continuous support of individuals like Mario in the refugee community.” — Emily Arnold-Fernández, executive director, Asylum Access.
Impact DOCS recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Documentaries were received from 30 countries, including veteran award winning filmmakers and fresh new talent. Entries were judged by highly qualified and award winning professionals in the film and television industry.
In winning an Impact DOCS award, HOME Storytellers joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar winning director Louie Psihoyos for his 2016 Best of Show – Racing Extinction, Oscar winner Yael Melamede for (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies, and Emmy Award winner Gerald Rafshoon for Endless Corridors narrated by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, and many more.
Rick Prickett, who chairs Impact DOCS, had this to say about the latest winners, “ “The judges and I were simply blown away by the variety and immensely important documentaries we screened. Impact DOCS is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. Impact DOCS helps set the standard for craft and creativity as well as power catalysts for global change. The goal of Impact DOCS is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve for their dedication and work.