Indy Awards

Amazing Grace (2011)

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  • 2011, Official Selection: Göteborg International Film Festival.
  • 2011, Official Selection: AFI Fest.
  • 2011, Official Selection: Reykjavik International Film Festival.
  • 2011, Official Selection: South by Southwest.

Amazing Grace is the story of the beginnings of Alongside Africa, a UK-based not for profit organisation that is committed to a world in which every person has the opportunity to earn a living, in this case in a village in the south of Uganda.

 

Positively False – Birth of a Heresy (2011)

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  • 2011, Nomination for Best Documentary: Lucerne International Film Festival
  • 2012, Nomination for Best Documentary: Marbella International Film Festival

The independent film Positively False: Birth of a Heresy, produced Joan Shenton and co-produced, directed and edited by Andi Reiss, was released by Meditel and Yellow Productions. The film brought together highlights from over 60 hours of footage from the Meditel archive, denying the link between HIV and AIDS.It was nominated for Best Documentary at the Lucerne (2011) and Marbella (2012) International Film Festivals. Available to watch here.

 

Homecoming (2012)

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  • 2014, Nomination for Best Documentary: Marbella International Film Festival
  • 2015, Nomination for Best Documentary: The Indie Festival, Switzerland
  • 2015, Nomination for Best Documentary: LaCineFest

Homecoming is a heart wrenching road trip across Croatia during the 21st anniversary of the Serbian /Croat War of Independence. Produced by Tina Galovic and produced,directed, filmed and edited by Andi Reiss, it’s a poignant and powerful testimony to those who died, and for those who survived to tell their story. View trailer here.

 

Positive Hell (2013)

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  • 2014, Nomination for Best Documentary: Marbella International Film Festival
  • 2015, Nomination for Best Documentary: The Indie Festival, Switzerland
  • 2015, Nomination for Best Documentary: Digital Griffix Film Festival, Montreal
  • 2015, Nomination for Best Documentary: LaCineFest
  • 2017, Special Jury Prize for World Social Impact: Queens World Film Festival

Shenton and Reiss then made a 30-minute documentary, Positive Hell, which followed the lives of five individuals in Northern Spain who survived a diagnosis of HIV while shunning medication for decades. Positive Hell was also nominated for Best Documentary at Marbella International Film Festival (2014) and was selected for the online festivals LACineFest (2015), Digital Griffix, Montreal (2015) and the Indie Festival, Switzerland (2015). Following selection and subsequent banning from London Independent Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival and Bluestockings (New York) in 2016, the film won the Special Jury Prize for World Social Impact at the 2017 Queens World Film Festival.[citation needed] It was also screened at the National Action Network in Harlem and Parents in Action Centre, Jackson Heights. Available to watch here.

 

Silhouette Secrets (2015)

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  • 2018, Winner, Best Documentary: NIFF, Houston.
  • 2018, Nomination for Best Documentary: Marbella International Film Festival

Co-produced by Charles Burns and Andi Reiss and directed and edited by Andi Reiss, Silhouette Secrets is the story of a modern-day silhouette artist taking a journey back in time to explore the history of his shadowy art. Asking the question “where did it come from?” He meets the world’s fastest silhouettist, who challenges him to a duel of scissors! The journey takes him from a windswept seaside pier in Wales, to an Audi showroom in Houston, Texas, and finishes with an intriguing answer to his question. Available on Amazon Prime.

 

Sacrificial Virgins (2018)

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  • 2018, Winer, Best Documentary: Docs Without Borders Film Festival.
  • 2018, Special Jury Prize: Queens World Film Festival.
  • 2018, Winner: Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
  • 2018, Winner: Watchdog Spirit Awards.

Sacrificial Virgins is an expose of how young girls are being seriously damaged by the vaccine with the highest reported adverse reactions of any existing vaccine. Visit the website.

 

Endgame (2018)

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  • 2018, Winner, Best Documentary, Unrestricted View Film Festival
  • 2018, Nomination for Best Documentary: ARFF, Berlin.
  • 2018, Nomination for Best Documentary: Miami Independent Film Festival.
  • 2018, Special Jury Prize; North American Film Awards.
  • 2018, Nomination for Best Documentary: Barcelona Planet Film Festival.
  • 2018, Semi-Finalist for Best Documentary, Los Angeles Cinefest.
  • 2018, Official Selection, Oniros Film Awards
  • 2018, Official Selection, MEDFF
  • 2018, Official Selection, Queens World Film Festival
  • 2018, Official Selection, Docs Without Borders

In the UK, euthanasia and assisted death is illegal. However, recent landmark cases
have highlighted the issues surrounding assisted death and may be shifting public
opinion in the direction of greater freedom. Endgame follows the stories of four people living in the shadow of death, with a view to travelling to Switzerland. It highlights one of the most challenging and complex debates of our time, with varied viewpoints presenting society with difficult questions, for which there are no easy answers. Available through Film Volt.

 

 

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