This $3,000 award goes to a nonprofit that is featured in a new film at this year’s festival. The judges watch each film and examine the mission of each nonprofit, considering its scope, impact and need in their decision. Note that the quality of the film itself is not a deciding factor for this prize.
Of course all of these nonprofits do important work, so each will receive at least $200. If you are moved by what you see and want to add to the collective prize pool, there will be opportunities to contribute.