The Kings of Flint

-National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Michigan chapter – Emmy nomination – Category:  Societal Concerns -Program/Special
-Received a Best Mini-Doc/Series Award in Public TV from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters
*Festival Selections:

  • Oct. 2012: Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA
  • May 2012:  Garden of Cinematic Delights Film Festival.  Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre.
  • April 2012 – United Film Festival – Los Angeles
  • April 2012 – Broadcast Education Association, Media Arts Festival ***Award of Excellence
  • Jan. 2012 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, CA.
  • Nov. 2011 – East Lansing Film Festival, East Lansing, MI *Audience Award – Best Doc Short ***Honorable Mention – Best Doc Short in Lake Michigan Film Competition
  • Nov. 2011 – Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon, St. George, Utah
  • Oct. 2011 – Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Chagrin, OH
  • Oct. 2011 – Hot Springs Film Festival, Hot Springs, AR
  • Oct. 2011 – Urban Mediamakers, Duluth, GA ***Received 2nd place award in “Best Doc Short” category
  • Sept. 2011 – Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival
  • Sept. 2011 – Chicago United Film Festival
  • Aug. 2011 – Grand Rapids Film Festival
  • June 2011 – Detroit Windsor International Festival, Detroit, MI
  • Oct. 2010 – Flint Film Festival
  • May 2011 – Student Sustainability Film Festival, Portland, Ore. ***Tied – Best in Show
Judges at the Student Sustainability Film Festival held May 2011 awarded “The Kings of Flint” and two other films “Best in Show.”  The $1,000 prize was split three ways. Jon Betz (producer, “Queen of the Sun“), one of the judges, said:   “Ambitious, comprehensive, real and complex. Despite a few pardonable issues with flow, overall this film is an inspiring look at a small town’s struggling economy and their incredible drive to inspire young people to be the change.” Another judge, Curt Ellis (director, “King Corn”), said:  A beautifully shot film that is compelling on a personal level and convincing on a political one. “The Kings of Flint” shows that environmental sustainability alone isn’t enough: we need economic sustainability and cultural sustainability too.”
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