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Activist Eva Haller sponsors the MY HERO International Film Festival's Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award, which recognizes filmmakers doing the important work of telling women's stories.
Women need to be made visible in all their complexity, diversity and humanity - as leaders, protagonists, creators, scientists, and whatever else they please.
Film must feature a strong female role-model or be made by a woman filmmaker.
Length: Up to 10 minutes in length. Excerpts and trailers from longer documentaries and feature films are also accepted.
Genres: Documentary, narrative, music video, animation and experimental.
Levels: Films can be submitted in the student (elementary to college) and professional categories. Students - apply for a fee waiver by emailing [email protected]
Award: Thousands of dollars in cash awards will be given in the student and professional categories.
Watch 2020 Winners in the Professional Category
Watch 2020 Winners in the Student Category
Our Winners on the Positive Impact of the Eva Haller WTM Award
WTM Award winner Kasha Slavner went on to speak at the UN about women in media, and became a Yunus&Youth Fellow! Here she thanks Eva Haller and The MY HERO Project.
Learn More about the Fascinating Life of Our Sponsor Eva Haller
Eva Haller was born in Budapest, Hungary, before the Second World War. When Nazis invaded her city, Haller escaped the concentration camp by convincing a young Nazi soldier that she was much too young and beautiful to die. Her older brother John, who was part of the resistance, was killed by the Nazis. After her brother's death, Haller vowed to honor him by helping others.
Eva Haller established the Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award to support filmmakers and promote women who are creating positive change in the world. She has mentored generations of women, and was the recipient of the first Ban Ki Moon Mentoring Award, and the first Forbes Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Watch a short video about Eva Haller: A Work in Progress - excerpt
More Past Winners
2019 Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award
Conversations with My Mother (2019) | Directed by Tsering Wangmo | Experimental Documentary | USA
2018 Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award
Gloria's Call (2018) | Directed by Cheri Gaulke | Documentary | USA
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Organizer created on 2/23/2018 2:05:13 PM by Xenia Shin
Last edited 5/26/2022 4:24:15 PM by Wendy Milette