PRIZE WINNERS BY CATEGORY
FOR WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL 2013
Best of the Festival Award:
American Winter, Joe and Harry Gantz, Co-Directors
Best Narrative Feature:
Your Day Is My Night, (USA) Lynne Sachs and Sean Hanley, Co-Directors
Best Narrative Short:
Let It Be War,(USA) Andrew Heaberlin, Director
Honorable Mention Narrative Short:(Tie)
I Wanna Be A Pirate, Ed Waters, Director
Tax The Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale, Fred Glass, Director (for California Federation of Teachers)
Best Documentary Feature: (Tie)
Salty Dogs,(USA) Alfred Santana and Denise Belen Santiago
The Women Workers War, (Italy), Massimo Ferrari, Director
Best Documentary Short:
Judith:Portrait of a Street Vendor, (USA) Zahida Pirani, Director
Honorable Mention Documentary Short:
System Preferences, (USA)Anya Belkina, Director
Best of Films From The Frontlines:
The Hand That Feeds, (USA) Robin Blotnick and Rachel Lears, Co-Directors
Honorable Mention, Films From The Frontlines:
The Frontline Films of the Transport Workers Union, Mary Matthews, Director
Special Jury Award, Films From The Frontline:
Mujeres Pa'lante (UK,Denmark/Spain) Tanja Wol Sorensen
Best Screenplay in Competition:
Gabriels Calling, (USA), written by Megan Breen
Thanks so much to all our amazing entries! It was so hard to pick from all the fascinating entries.
Keep writing, keep filming and keep submitting all those wonderful and important films about workers, their lives and their struggles to organize.
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
We Are Now a Not-for-profit - 501(c)(3) organization.
The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice.
In these past two years of unprecedented attacks on workers rights to organize – in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey and Michigan by right-wing politicians funded by corporate interests –workers continue to organize and fight back. The recent huge victories in Ohio and New Hampshire against a harsh anti-worker, anti union bill prove that labor unions and workers united still matter – they are still vital to the dignity and survival of all workers in the US and around the globe.
Anti-Family and Anti-Worker Budgets do not succeed. Don't be fooled! The budget now being pushed by the GOP is a further shifting of taxes from the top 1% down to what remains of the working middle class and the working poor. Nothing in this budget document does anything to save our economy, rather it furthers the plundering of our community assets by those already legally avoiding their fair share of taxes. No Medicare, no Pell Grants, no school lunch programs, no senior assistance programs.
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO STAND FIRM AGAINST ANTI-WORKER, ANTI-UNION BUDGETS
The Workers Unite Film Festival Director, Andrew Tilson, was thrilled to present a donation in support of the pro-worker, pro-labor programs at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
Check out their website for a full description of their important and excellent MA in Labor Studies and their Undergraduate and Union Semester programs. Education of future worker/labor leaders is critical to our labor movement's survival.