25 year old independent filmmaker has raised the flag of the Albanian film industry in one of the world’s most prestigious award-giving bodies.
The young filmmaker, Artes Ferruni recently won the JCS International Young Creatives Award at the 2019 International Emmy® World Television Festival in New York City.for her short film, "It starts within"
Through a short story she tackles a huge topic such as peace.
“It can feel overwhelming to make a stand for peace. Where does one even start? I explore a simple yet crucial answer to that question. I believe peace comes from within—and only from there can broader peace emerge.” Said Artes
“ I was thrilled when I learned this kind of video format was given the opportunity to be acknowledged in such a prestigious event. I believe in a day of social media and fast consumption this is one of the best ways to create tangible and positive impact worldwide”
The International Emmy Awards, despite its focus on television programs, has opened a special category to honour the winners of the JCS International Young Creatives Award, founded by business and philanthropic leader Ronald S. Lauder, it was established “to discover and foster young talent across the globe while sparking a conversation around peace.”
Filmmakers from all over submit their 1 minute short films after which an online public voting is conducted, and on the final round the winners are selected by a blue-ribbon panel of international jurors led by the president of JCSI, Michal Grayevsky!
The filmmaker/ Artes was thrilled to receive this award but more so, determined on continuing producing brief, but relevant, films like this. She hopes to be a voice of empowerment and purposeful storytelling in the midst of hectic internet content.
The 2019 #JCSIYoungCreatives Award Winners Announced:— Intl Emmy Awards (@iemmys) October 1, 2019
"P.E.A.C.E. – A Spoken Word" by Funke Alafiatayo (United Kingdom)
"It Starts Within" by Artes Ferruni (Albania)
"Next To Me" by Breech Asher Harani (Philippines)
Watch their videos here:https://t.co/xV6Dvodeh5 pic.twitter.com/gGg745RRFo
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JCS International President, Michal Grayevsky with the 2019 #JCSIYoungCreatives Award winners Breech Asher Harani (#Philippines), Artes Ferruni (#Albania), and Funke Alafiatayo (#UnitedKingdom) today at Int.'l Academy Headquarters. Visit the link in our bio to watch their winning videos around the theme: Stand Up for Peace.