We are pleased to share another exciting achievement with two of our UNICEF videos, “A Tale of Two Mothers” and music video for #EndChildMarriage, taking home a Remi Award and Special Jury Award respectively from the prestigious 49th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
A Tale of Two Mothers was produced and filmed in South Africa for UNICEFs 2015 global immunization campaign, aiming to shine a spotlight on the gaps that still exist in combating preventable disease through immunization, and calling on the global community to help close the gap for children everywhere.
The music video produced for UNICEF Chad for the global campaign #EndChildMarriage features the track Always by international artist RL Grime and follows the trajectory of a young African girl forced into child marriage. Shot on location in Chad, the video was very well received both locally and on social media, driving debate and helping build momentum for the campaign.
WorldFest-Houston is the third longest-running International Film Festival in the US, and the oldest Independent Film Festival in the world, with a mission to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film & video, and promote future filmmaking. The festival receives over 4,500 category entries, with only about 15% winning a Remi Award – named for American artist Frederic Remington. WorldFest is unlike any other competitive festival in the world, hosting ten major competition categories, and more than 200 individual sub-categories, and boasts a long list of discovered film greats such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, and the Coen Brothers for film submissions early in their careers. The full list of 2016 Remi Winners can be viewed here: https://worldfest.org/remiwi nners/2016.pdf
Watch the videos below…