The short film "We Are Here", which I shot in Odessa last summer and made together with Guy Dimenstein from Meet the Good Ones, is a finalist in the prestigious Smiley Charity Film Awards – the world's largest competition for films about charities and NGOs. I will be traveling to London together with Guy and his producer Mirjam to attend the award gala on March 20th at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square. In addition to the juried prizes, there is also an audience award. Please cast your vote by midnight GMT on March 12th. Thanks!

Director Rick Minnich and producer Mike Brandin are the winners of the D-Facto Motion Works-in-Progress Prize presented during the DOK Preview Germany industry event at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. Their film "The Presidents' Tailor" was one of eight German documentary productions or co-productions in post-production to be invited to pitch to an international audience of film industry professionals. The award is worth 10,000 Euros in post-production services sponsored by D-Facto Motion Digital Motion Factory in Leipzig. The photo shows Rick (left) and Mike (right) with Robert Wunsch, CEO of D-Facto Motion Leipzig. Here is the complete list of festival