Best Animated Short
Camrus Johnson - 24, Frazier Smith - 24
In this retelling of his dad's relationship with his best friend, GRAB MY HAND is Camrus Johnson's gift to his grieving father and a message to all to cherish every second you have with the ones you love while you still can.
Xenia Bernal - 16, Ian Kim - 12, Hank Schoen - 12, India Spencer - 15, Talia Abel - 16, Alejandro Moses de la Vega - 11, Eva Suissa - 16, Michael Zambrano - 17
Hand-drawn animation illustrates Holocaust Survivor Erika Jacoby's memories of surviving Auschwitz. Produced in the summer 2018 Righteous Conversations Project Workshop at Harvard-Westlake School.
Ejun Hong - 16
Mother is about my 92-year-old grandfather, who lost his mother when he was only 3-year-old. He now has Alzheimer’s and is living the last days of his life. I love and respect him very much, so I wanted to pay tribute to him by creating a film that shows his challenging yet successful life. Mother made my grandfather experience the everlasting love between him and his mother in a way he never has.