Matt D'Arrigo, Sean Fine, Dominic, Andrea Nix Fine, Jeff Consiglio, Ryan Brooks, Yael Melamede at the International Premier of Inocente at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto

We are excited to announce Inocente has won the Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at the Arizona International Film Festival (click here to see all awards).  It was a wonderful screening on Sunday 4/22, which Inocente and Matt D’Arrigo, the Executive Director of ARTS (A Reason to Survive), attended and did the Q&A.  The film was then screened again in the “best of the fest” series on Sunday 4/29.  The festival reports that the audience loved it and were talking about it long after the screenings.

Several members of the filmmaking team attended the International Premier of Inocente at Hot Docs on Sunday night including directors Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Producer Yael Melamede, Editor Jeff Consiglio and Executive Producer Ryan Brooks. Inocente has been getting great reviews at Hot Docs with 2 more screenings to come!

The Torontoist says “It’s hard not to love the titular character in this doc about a young artist thriving in difficult circumstances” and that the film is “Both heartbreaking and uplifting, Inocente isn’t the story of a girl who is trying to make something of herself in spite of her tough circumstances. It’s the story of a girl who is already a thoroughly impressive human being and artist, whether she realizes it or not.”

Dorkshelf reccomeds Inocente “Without Question” saying this short doc is “proof that great things come in small packages.”  It goes on to say the filmmakers have crafted “an awe-inspiring document showing that sometimes the happiest and brightest art comes from the darkest places imaginable.”


Make sure to see it at Hot Docs if you are in Toronto!

4/30/2012 6:30:00 PM (at TBLB3) RUSH TICKETS ONLY
5/4/2012  11:00:00 AM (at ROM)
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Montclair International Film Festival

Montclair, NJ
5/5/2012  12:00 pm
at the Clairidge Cinema 1
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**Producer Albie Hecht and Executive Producer Susan MacLaury will be present for the screening**

Awareness Fest

Los Angeles, CA
5/5/2012 at 8:30 pm
at The Macha Theatre (1107 North Kings Road West Hollywood, CA 90069)
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