The work of nonprofits often attract filmmakers as the struggles and strains of fighting the good fight provides thought-provoking material for a documentary. This $3,000 prize goes to a nonprofit featured in a film at the festival. Judges watch the nominated films and examine the mission of each nonprofit, considering its scope, impact and need; the quality of the film is not an important factor in the decision.
Past Award Winners
2008 — Free the Slaves for Dreams Die Hard
2009 — Tie of Two Nonprofits: Democratic Voice of Burma for Burma VJ and and Dr. Rick Hodes for Making the Crooked Straight
2010 — Higher Ground for Fish Out of Water
2011 — Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project for We Still Live Here
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