Hey friends! Just a quick update on "This Is Not a Passport Photo".
1. THE PROJECT PICKED UP AN AWARD!
The documentary picked up the STORYHIVE Female Director's Edition top award for Alberta! The outcome is in no small part thanks to all of the work you did, voting and spreading the word! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
2. PAST & UPCOMING SCREENINGS
Earlier in March I had the wonderful opportunity to see the movie screened at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, alongside nine other female-directed shorts, and to attend a Q&A session with other STORYHIVE grant recipients to talk about our experience working with STORYHIVE and making a short film. A huge thank you to everyone who came out for the event, and to STORYHIVE and VIWIFF for hosting!
The movie will also be screened in NSI Canada's Online Short Film Festival in the next month or so.
3. PRESS FOR THE PROJECT
If you want to learn more about the project, you can read a couple of interviews with me and my friend, Basel (one of the stars of the film!), here:
- "'This Is Not a Passport Photo' Project Creates New Memories for Syrian Refugees" - from The Huffington Post Canada
- "'Part of Our Legacy': Photography Project Gives Edmonton Refugees New Family Portraits" - from CBC
4. WHERE TO WATCH THE MOVIE
Lastly, if you want to check out the documentary, you can watch it on YouTube (I've embedded the video below) or on Telus Optik TV's Video On Demand service!