Film For Peace (FFP) selects the 12-minute short film ” Tombstone Pillow” as official finalist and award winner.
Film for Peace is an experiential creative initiative that focuses on raising awareness about violence, mental health, poverty social isolation and rejection of minority group. The award giving body feels that ” Tombstone Pillow” highlights some of the most important social issues of the time.
Judges selects films for its ability to open the eyes of the viewers to real life social issues. The goal of Film for Peace is to help people learn about the wonderful things people can do to make a world a better place. It strives toward supporting leadership, and positive change.
The plot is about a 9-year old girl who gives the Philippines wealthiest widow a tour of a graveyard that thousands of poor people call home, where she discovers what real riches are.
Tombstone Pillow currently has 23 nominations and 18 wins from various International award-giving bodies including Venice, New York, Cannes, Prague, DC, Chile, Japan, and Manila.
Production Cast & Crew:
Executive Producer: Timeless Entertainment Inc.
Directed by: Dream Team Directors ( Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett)
Starring: Lourdes Duque Baron, Kendra Sison De Mesa, Ian Taylor Ignacio, Akram Yesmine Lahmandi, Blake Salcedo and Cedric Escobar
Screenplay by: Fraser Kee Scott
Story by: Daniel Lir, Bayou Bennett and Fraser Scott
Director of Photography: Mycko David
Editor: Bella Jones
Music: Hagay Mizrahi
Production Design: Marielle Hizon
Team Manager: Nina Ortencio
Digital Marketing: Christel Payseng
PR/ Media Relations: Maria Urduja Osit Li
Production Team: Rorie Baron and Jong Tabtab
List of Awards and Nominations
Awards and Nominations
- LA Shorts International Film Festival (Nominee)
- Around Films International Film Festival (Award winner)
- New York City International Film Festival (Best Actress Nomination)
- Global Short Film Awards Cannes (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography(Winner)
- Global Impact Film Festival in DC ( Nominee)
- Exit 6 Film Festival (England) (Nominee)
- New York Movie Awards (Award-winner)
- Hollywood Gold Awards (Award-winner)
- Venice Film Awards (Award winner)
- New York City Independent Film Festival (Award winner)
- Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (Nominee)
- Top Indie Film Awards (Japan Screening) (Award winner)
- Prague International Monthly Film Festival (Winner)
- All Asian Independent Film Festival (Nominee)
- US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Award (Award Winner)
- Film for Peace (Award Winner)
- Concepcion Independent Film Awards (Award Winner)
- ICP Entertainment Film Festival (Nominee)
- Asian Cinematography Awards (nominee)
- New York Cinematography Awards ( Best Cinematographer)
Watch film trailer here: