Awards

MADE PUBLIC named Best Film at Vaughan International Film Festival by Foster Wilson

Days after receiving the Audience Award at the 2019 Bentonville Film Festival, the short film MADE PUBLIC received four top honors at the 7th annual Vaughan International Film Festival, including Best Film (Something Wilde Productions), Best Director (Foster Wilson), Best Actress (Jeanine Mason), and Best Actor (Josh Zuckerman).

Made Public director Foster Wilson at the VFF Awards 2019 & Closing Night After-Party. Image courtesy of Vaughan International Film Festival.

Made Public director Foster Wilson at the VFF Awards 2019 & Closing Night After-Party. Image courtesy of Vaughan International Film Festival.

The Vaughan International Film Festival (VFF) held its red carpet awards and closing night reception on Thursday, May 16th, at the Terrace Banquet Centre. Each year, VFF recognizes the best in local and international short film with their prestigious Golden Reel Awards. “Made Public” director Foster Wilson was in attendance to accept the awards for Best Director and Best Film. “I just want to say thank you to everyone for taking risks on female filmmakers, on women, on independent filmmakers,” said Wilson. “We have to be able to take risks, and we have to be able to fail and get up again and do it all over again.”

“Made Public” will be released to the public on June 24th through the digital platforms Short of the Week, Film Shortage, and Omeleto. Click here to learn more about the film and upcoming screenings.

For the full story, download the official Press Release here.

L to R: Mischa Barton and MADE PUBLIC director Foster Wilson on stage at the Vaughan International Film Festival Awards 2019. Image courtesy of the Vaughan International Film Festival.

L to R: Mischa Barton and MADE PUBLIC director Foster Wilson on stage at the Vaughan International Film Festival Awards 2019. Image courtesy of the Vaughan International Film Festival.

MADE PUBLIC earns Audience Award at Bentonville Film Festival by Foster Wilson

Over the weekend, MADE PUBLIC was recognized with the prestigious Best Short by Audience award at the 5th annual Bentonville Film Festival, an annual week-long event co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis and Inclusion Companies CEO Trevor Drinkwater.

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 Bentonville’s 2019 award-winning films were honored at a closing night ceremony on Saturday, May 11. MADE PUBLIC director Foster Wilson was in attendance to accept the award, sharing the stage with “Flight” filmmakers Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald. “Thank you so much to Bentonville Film Festival,” a tearful Wilson said, “for not just talking about inclusion, but doing something about it. … Take action. Hire women. Hire diverse people. Tell everyone’s stories.

Read the full press release here.

Made Public earns 4 award nominations at 2019 Vaughan International Film Festival by Foster Wilson

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The Vaughan International Film Festival in Ontario, Canada, held its annual Spring Launch on Tuesday, April 16, to announce their 2019 film award nominees. The USA short film MADE PUBLIC earned 4 nominations, including a Best Actor nomination for Josh Zuckerman, a Best Actress nomination for Jeanine Mason, and a Best Director nod for Foster Wilson as well as a nomination for Best Film.

MADE PUBLIC kicks off the 2019 Vaughan International Film Festival on Monday, May 13, at 7PM at Cineplex Cinemas Vaughan. The 2019 Awards & Closing Night After-Party will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 6PM at the Terrace Banquet Centre.

For more information, visit the #VFF website at www.vaughanfilmfestival.com.