Kellie Mitchell Wins Award in Impact DOCS Awards
Denver, CO 2016 – Kellie Mitchell, of Aperture Art Productions, Inc., has won a prestigious Award of Merit Special Mentions from the IMPACT DOCS Awards. The films in this category are those that scored the highest in the Merit category. The award was given for Flying Queens: A Basketball Dynasty, outstanding feature in the documentary category. Flying Queens: A Basketball Dynasty features an exceptional story line with characters that became role models to generations of women and men alike as they changed the face of competitive women’s basketball forever.
“I am thrilled and honored to receive our first award for this documentary. This labor of love was completed with the assistance of many. First and foremost, I want to thank our humble, brilliant and gracious sponsor Barbara A. Frank for providing financial support and believing in this film in light of adversity. I want to take a moment to thank Viola Duran for being traveling with down city streets and dirt roads alike to capture memorable footage that can not be recaptured. She assisted me on nearly every shoot. Without her hard work, suggestions and encouragement, this film would not have been possible. I want to thank Cookie Barron and Kaye Garms for providing the most photos, points of contact and content review and guidance throughout. Faye Gould was instrumental in providing support and information as well. I want to thank all of our Women Make Movie donors and Kickstarter Backers.
Impact DOCS Awards is in its inaugural year and is the newest member of the Global Film Awards (GFA) family of competitions. One of the original digital competitions setting the standard for many followers, GFA’s Accolade was named by MovieMagazine as one of the top 25 festivals worth the entry fee. It is truly international in scope offering filmmakers from large powerhouses like Disney, The Weinstein Company, Discovery and Ridley Scott all the way to first time filmmakers and students, the opportunity to receive valuable feedback from an impartial judging panel comprised by highly qualified and award winning professionals in the industry. Often the first stop on the festival circuit, GFA award winners have gone on to win Oscars like the short doc “The Lady in Number Six” and “Mr Hublot” as well as countless Emmys, Tellys and more.
Impact DOCS recognizes media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries were received from 31 countries and included seasoned documentarians including Emmy and Oscar winners – especially the “Best of Show” winning entry – Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) for his powerful new film Racing Extinction.
Information about the Impact DOCS Awards and a list of recent winners can be found at ImpactDocsAwards.
Rick Prickett, Competition Director for Impact DOCS, had this to say about the winners, “The judges and I were simply blown away by the variety and immensely important documentaries entered in our inaugural season of Impact DOCS. We received a large number of superbly crafted documentaries that will help shape the future of our planet by bringing important subjects and messages to the masses. As with our other competitions, Impact DOCS is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from large companies to remarkable new talent. Impact DOCS helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges are committed to recognizing exceptional craft with an emphasis on tackling the critical issues of our times. The goal of Impact DOCS Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
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