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Calistoga's Every 15 Minutes Film Awarded Top Honors

Post Date:03/23/2018 2:00 AM

 MySafe:California WINS TOP HONORS FOR
BEST SHORTS FILM AND INDIEFEST FILM

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Film Link:   https://vimeo.com/214617008

(Glendale, CA, March 22, 2018) – MySafe:California has won two prestigious Awards of Recognition from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Every 15 Minutes, a film that was the focal piece of Calistoga High Schools’ Every 15 Minutes program in 2017. The compelling program helps young drivers make better choices about impaired driving by showing them the dangers and life-long consequences of drinking and driving. Championed by the California Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol, the film brought the entire community of Calistoga, California together to create the Every 15 Minutes event that included a mock, fatal, drunk driving crash. MySafe:California’s film crew shot the film the day of the crash and edited it overnight. It was then shown to all the city's high school students and community leaders at an assembly the next day.

“This wasn’t a typical production schedule,” said Film Director Cameron Barrett. “The kids involved in the accident, all the first responders and high school staff were fully involved. And the film crew worked around the clock to create a film that we’re truly proud of. It was a remarkable experience.”

Every 15 Minutes won two Best Shorts Awards; an Award of Recognition for the filmmakers’ use of film for social change, and an Award of Recognition for Women Filmmakers for Producer/Director, Cameron Barrett.

The Best Shorts Competition recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about Best Shorts and a list of recent winners can be found at www.BestShorts.net.

 In winning a Best Shorts Award, MySafe:California joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Disney Interactive for Vinlymation: A Love Story and the Oscar-winning production Mr. Hublot from Laurent Witz from Luxembourg. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

The film also won two IndieFEST Film Awards: an Award of Merit in the category of Contemporary Issues and Award of Merit for Women Filmmakers for Producer/Director, Cameron Barrett.

The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com.

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