Refugees inspire ‘reverse’ migration film drama starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger

Refugees inspire ‘reverse’ migration film drama starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger

Daniel Mulloy’s “Home,” a short from Kosovo chronicling a family’s involvement in a refugee migration, won the best of the festival award at the 2016 Palm Springs International Shortfest.

The shortfest, which is the only short film market in North America, screened 327 films from more than 4,100 filmmaker submissions. The awards were announced Sunday night, the festival’s closing night, and winners received more than $115,000 in prizes.

The judges said “Home” “devastated the jury with its portrayal of a family escaping danger.” “The film deftly elicits not just our compassion, but more importantly, our empathy,” the jury said in a statement.

Sources:
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/palm-springs-shortfest-winners-1201804339/
http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/refugees-inspire-reverse-migration-film-drama-starring-jack-o-connell-and-holliday-grainger-a3273441.html