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Comedy Against the Odds to Screen at AmDocs Film Festival

Shine Global is thrilled to announce the premiere of the heartwarming documentary short film, “Comedy Against the Odds” at the prestigious AmDocs Film Festival in March. This compelling film introduces audiences to the remarkable 10-year-old Austin, a budding stand-up comedian with Autism.

Shine Global’s Film Awards Honored with an Anthem Award

Shine Global today announced their Children’s Resilience in Film Awards program is a Bronze Winner in the Education, Art & Culture Event category at the 3rd Annual Anthem Awards, honoring purpose-driven work.

Top 5 Accomplishments in 2023

With the support of our donors, we had an incredibly impactful 2023 in which we harnessed the power of film to spark actions and change around the world.

Montclair Film and Shine Global Announce Partnership to Launch Student Filmmaking Prize for the Children’s Resilience In Film Awards

Montclair Film and Shine Global launched a new partnership that establishes two prizes for student filmmakers participating in Montclair Film Education’s annual Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC) to participate in Shine Global’s annual Children’s Resilience in Film Awards, beginning in 2024.

Shine Global Partners With U.S. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar For Historic Immigration Reform Event In Washington, D.C.

Home is Somewhere Else

Event on September 26 to also feature directors and clip from the documentary film “Home Is Somewhere Else,” and representative Nanette Barragán (CA-44) with the support of the American Federation of Teachers.

Home Is Somewhere Else Wins Ariel Award for Best Animated Feature

Home Is Somewhere Else won the Ariel Award for Best Animated Feature at the 65th Ariel Awards, the most prestigious recognition for Mexican cinema, also known as the “Mexican Oscars.” Directed by acclaimed filmmakers Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos, the film provides a window into the hearts and minds of ​​immigrant youth and their undocumented families.

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About Us

Shine Global is a non-profit media company. We produce inspiring films and compelling content about underserved children and their families. Through tailored distribution and outreach, we connect with our audiences in communities, classrooms, museums, and on Capitol Hill as part of a powerful engagement campaign to encourage social change.


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Shine Global aims to harness the power of documentary film as a dynamic force for positive change by creating a full outreach and engagement campaign for each of our films.


Our Latest Films

Shine Global’s mission is to improve the lives of children by telling powerful stories that raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change​.

From This Small Place

A six-year-old boy named Hossain grows up in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh as the Rohingya refugee crisis becomes increasingly dangerous. Hossain arrived at the refugee camps in Bangladesh with his parents and six siblings in August 2017 along with approximately 800,000 other people when violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar escalated. These refugees are at the frontlines of the most urgent challenges facing humans today, including: hate, climate change, poverty, xenophobia, and immigration. Now screening in film festivals.  More Info

Home is Somwhere Else

Home is Somewhere Else

An animated feature documentary providing a window into the hearts and minds of ​​immigrant youth and their undocumented families. This 2D feature “animentary” features three personal stories about immigrant youth to highlight the complexities and challenges they face today. Voiced by the actual children and their families, the stories are woven together by spoken word poet Lalo “El Deportee.” Now booking screenings for schools and communities.
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Through Our Eyes: Homefront

In Homefront, three children of veteran families cope with the emotional impact of having a wounded parent, navigate the unique challenges of visible and invisible injuries sustained during military service, and together journey toward collective healing. Now streaming on HBOMax.
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