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Finalists announced for Terry George’s filmmaking challenge

Human Rights Watch to host unveiling of the $5,000 winner on September 17.

September 11, 2017  |  by Creative Armenia

Finalists of Terry George's Creative Challenge 001 - Art of Impact

Creative Armenia announced today the finalists for Terry George’s $5,000 human rights filmmaking challenge. The twelve filmmakers come from the United States, Canada, Spain, Turkey, Armenia, and the Artsakh Republic (Nagorno Karabakh). And their 60-second human rights visions confront some of the most vital issues of our time: from war and genocide to children’s rights and the refugee crisis.

 

The 12 finalists of Creative Challenge 001 - Art of Impact - are as follows:

 

Genocide: Eight Stories from Millions 
Filmmaker: Eduard Hovakimyan 
Country of Production: Armenia
Human Rights Issue: Genocide

 

Green & Black 
Filmmaker: Aram Shahbazyan 
Country of Production: Armenia
Human Rights Issue: Costs of War

 

Home 
Filmmaker: Julie Asriyan
Country of Production: United States
Human Rights Issue: Migrants & Refugees 


Human Range 
Filmmaker: Gagik Ghazare 
Country of Production: Armenia
Human Rights Issue: Struggle for Dignity

 

Human Rights 
Filmmaker: Vahe Terteryan 
Country of Production: Armenia
Human Rights Issue: Children in Wartime

 

In the Blink of an Eye 
Filmmaker: Gurur Bozkurt 
Country of Production: Turkey
Human Rights Issue: Costs of War

 

KWE 
Filmmaker: Morningstar Derosier 
Country of Production: Canada
Human Rights Issue: Rights of Indigenous Women

 

Not Carefully Chosen Words 
Filmmaker: Georgi Aleksanyan 
Country of Production: Artsakh Republic (Nagorno Karabakh)
Human Rights Issue: Social Media Bullying

 

Pim Pam Pum 
Filmmakers: Asier Urbieta & Andoni de Carlos
Country of Production: Spain
Human Rights Issue: Children in Wartime

 

The Replacement 
Filmmaker: Gevorg Harutyunyan 
Country of Production: Armenia
Human Rights Issue: Costs of War

 

The Wall 
Filmmaker: Artur Sargsyan 
Country of Production: Armenia
Human Rights Issue: Capital Punishment


Will Work for Shelter 
Filmmaker: Eduardo Garabal 
Country of Production: United States
Human Rights Issue: Homelessness

Watch the video about the finalists of Terry George's Creative Challenge 001.

The final evaluation is being conducted by a world-renowned jury: Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, The Promise); Cannes-winning filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Ararat); social impact campaigner Bonnie Abaunza (Blood Diamond, The Promise); social impact filmmaker Carla Garapedian (Screamers); Jessica Peake (Assistant Director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA); and Peter Bisanz (Executive Director of the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA).

The Jury: Terry George, Bonnie Abaunza, Atom Egoyan, Carla Garapedian, Peter Bisanz, and Jessica Peake.

The winner and recipient of the $5,000 prize will be announced on September 17, 2017, at an event co-hosted in Los Angeles by Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading independent human rights organizations. Both Creative Armenia and Human Rights Watch are partner organizations of The Promise, the epic story of the Armenian Genocide which Terry George directed. All proceeds of the film are going to humanitarian causes.