~ 2019 CHARITY ~
This year, the PAMA choose to support the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. The winning film of this worldwide event will screen in Paris, France, out of competition, as the opening film of the 2019 program.
Thank you Nic for making us a small piece of this initiative.
The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms.
The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce and complete a short film. Every team must have at least one participant with a disability. Challenge winners receive invaluable access to entertainment professionals, opening the door to an industry notoriously difficult to enter.
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The Paris Art and Movie Awards international film festival proudly partnered with several charities for years :
La Voix de l’Enfant / Child’s Voice (FRANCE), 2015-2018.
The American Legion (USA and FRANCE), 2018.
We also support the Time’s Up movement.
– “Child Voice“, the French largest chartity protecting kids in France (federation “La Voix de l’Enfant”). This federation gathers many societies and associations that help children, defend them in courts, protect their rights, give them a voice, offer education and protection.
Because they are in need of a home, because of family issues, sometimes violence or simply loneliness or lack of luck… “Child Voice” give the kids a voice to defend themselves, from the streets to the courts, and give the opportunities to enhance their chances in life.
The Paris Art and Movie Awards opens several of its screenings to the kids, for free of course. We also run special screenings and meetings during the festival, for the filmakers to talk and explain movies to the kids, from 7 to 29.
“We are proud to support La Voix de l’Enfant since the festival’s inception. Movies are about freedom, knowledge, entertainment, and fun. We often consider these as basic everyday stuff. For some people, they are not. With our actions, we want to support the kids, and just have them enjoy and discover what movies are about and for.”
Matt Beurois, festival founder and Ceo.
“Thanks to our activities in Los Angeles, we’ve been lucky to meet some extraodinary people. In here in the USA, being a veteran means a lot. It has its perks, and its challenges. From France, we often don’t really understand the meaning of “service“, it is a different culture. This year, starting in 2018, we are happy today to start working with the American Legion, to share our experiences, and be somehow helpful to those who gave some, or gave all.”
The 2018 edition of the Paris Art and Movie Awards will include a special screening with and for the Veterans. This will bring a new audience to the screenings, and will also bring the screenings to new places, being a great opportunity for the filmmakers.
The Paris Post is post number one because it’s been the very first created after World War II. Once again, we are proud and humbled to team with people who made history, to a human level, and more.
We are very cautious, each year with the PAMA and the HAMA, to select judges from very different backgrounds, origins, cultures, with various life and work experiences, including women and men.
We will continue to work this way in 2018 and after that.