Bermudian scoops double award at NYC film festival
A Bermudian filmmaker celebrated this week after her short film netted a brace of awards at a New York festival.
Compassionate Release – The Ravages of Time, a short film produced by Wendy Tannock, won the Best Screenplay and Audience Award at the Chelsea Film Festival.
The film, written and directed by Lynn Dow, beat a field of 97 films from around the world in the competitive short film category.
Ms Tannock said: “It was a wonderful surprise to receive the awards and I would like to thank the cast and crew and those who watched and rated the film worldwide.
“On behalf of all those involved in the film, I especially want to take a moment and Thank the people of Bermuda for their encouragement and support.
“Every vote submitted definitely helped make an impact.”
The festival was held online this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the awards were handed out at a virtual red carpet ceremony.
Ms Tannock said Compassionate Release – The Ravages of Time was intended to highlight the prison programme that allowed elderly and terminally ill inmates who had committed minor crimes to get parole.
The film follows the struggle of a mother who becomes a widow and the impact of choices the twin daughters make while coping with the death of their father.