(Singapore, 9 February) – Eunice Olsen, creator of WomenTalk TV has won a prestigious Award of Distinction Humanitarian Award from The Best Shorts Competition. The award was given for Olsen’s WomenTalk TV, which features extraordinary unsung ‘sheroines’ in Asia. WomenTalk TV features exceptional stories of everyday women who are extraordinary.
“I am very humbled and honored to be receiving this award and I do so on behalf of the great work that my team has accomplished,” said Olsen. “We’re also very grateful that a small and independent program from Singapore has been recognized and it spurs us to work harder and do better to give voice to the women whose stories must and need to be heard.”
The goal of the Humanitarian Award is to honor filmmakers who are bringing awareness to issues of Ecological, Political, Social Justice, Health and Wellness, Animals, Wildlife, Conservation and Spiritual importance. The winners are hand picked by the judges and staff from hundreds of entries throughout the year.
Information about the Best Shorts Competition and a list of recent winners can be found at www.BestShorts.net
In winning a Humanitarian award from Best Shorts, WomenTalk TV joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this important award such as Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA winner Vanessa Redgrave for Eyes of St John, Student Oscar winner Emily Kassie for the powerful I Married My Family’s Killer, Oscar short list nominee Hanah Donegan for My Enemy, My Brother, Linda Mills and Chelsea Clinton for their barrier breaking documentary Of Many and many more.
Rick Prickett, who chairs the Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the Humanitarian winners, “It takes great talent to tackle the world’s most pressing issues with film and do a great job. It takes an even greater heart. The Best Shorts award helps set the standard for Humanitarian filmmaking worldwide. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve for the incredible job that they do.”
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