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2021 SPE Media Festival

The SPE Media Festival is live!!!

Go to to view the entries from our incredible SPE members, including:

Best Multicultural Film
Directed by Yung Chang & Annie Katsura Rollins
Pandemic19 is a poignant document of the factual and emotional details of Covid-19 as seen through the eyes of three American frontline doctors.

Best Women's Film
Directed by Lisa Molomot
A pro bono lawyer fights for Soledad's right to asylum just as the Trump Administration changes the rules for asylum seekers.

Best LGBTQ Film Award
Directed by Netta Shalev
Set in 1994, homophobic Amit returns home; a year after the death of his twin brother, Yoni, who died of AIDS.

Also featuring-

Directed by Irina Storozhenko
The story of a transgender teenager, Serena. Extremely shy and always in the background, she has a dream of playing the female lead in her high school's production of Romeo and Juliet.

Reclaiming the Negative
Directed by Mike Beech
Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, roughly 31,000 North Koreans have defected from their home country to South Korea. In 2018, photographer Tim Franco began shooting a series of large format portraits using an unusual technique for a book detailing some of their experiences.

Films will be available for viewing on the festival site from 12:00 AM EDT on March 17 until March 21, 11:59 EDT. 

Thank you to this year's jurors: Michael Darough, Lynn Estomin, Arthur Fields, Erin Jennings, Amanda Kline, Cynthia Miller, Kristin Reeves, Leila Saidane, and Nick Simko.

Special thanks to Alex Mandrilla for programming the festival website.

Questions: Lynn Estomin,

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