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POMEGRANATE AWARD AT 2014 LASMF FILM FESTIVAL, May 3, 2014, ATT Center, Los Angeles
The Pomegranate Foundation has awarded a prize for the best film in the Los Angeles Student Media Festival which addresses issues related to raising awareness about humanitarian issues. The Pomegranate Foundation’s mission is to create tolerance through the arts.
The Prize went to “The Lingering War” by Delilah Napier, from Harvard-Westlake School. Her faculty adviser is Cheri Gaulke, pictured above, accepted the Pomegranate Prize.
The LASMF festival is one of the top student film festivals in the nation, including filmmakers from high schools all around the Los Angeles area.
“We are really excited about being a part of this ground-breaking student film festival,” says Pomegranate Executive Director, Carla Garapedian, who was on the festival’s jury in 2011. “Awarding a prize to the best student film which addresses our core issues – raising awareness through the arts about all forms of intolerance – is something I’m very proud to be a part of.”
The Pomegranate Foundation was founded in 2009. It has recently acquired a rare collection of testimonies from Rwandan genocide survivors, which will be launched in 2014.