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Finding Manny



 

LONG TREK HOME PRODUCTIONS AND NTD FILMS PRESENTS “FINDING MANNY” Selected in the BEST FOR FESTS Label

 
The chance discovery of an online article sends a Holocaust survivor on an unexpected trip to visit the orphanage where he was rescued to after the war.
 
Manny Drukier narrowly escaped the war by jumping from a “death train” at age 16, finding refuge at a unique home for orphans and displaced children. 71 years later, Manny—who lives in Toronto—is tracked down by a German researcher who has dedicated a decade of her life to locating the surviving children from the home. She invites Manny to return to the orphanage, which has since become a grade school, to share his story with the next generation. Manny must now revisit the places of his darkest memories, to reconcile the past and educate the future.

During this season of my life I must say this project is one of the things I have participated in, of which I am most proud.” Stephen Baldwin

"I loved it from the first few minutes of the film". Ivan Wiener Founder Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

"One of my best for fests" Bruno Chatelin co founder filmfestivals.com

 


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Finding Manny voted Audience Choice Award for the film's Word Premiere at Albuquerque AFMX

 

Wonderful news from the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) which awarded Finding Manny Audience Choice Awards

The festival hosts over 7,000 attendees each year and presents a fusion of film, music and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance.

AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of stories.

Festival Vision:
To enhance cultural richness by integrating film and music programs that provide entertainment and education for the community, contribute to the creative economy and support Albuquerque as an epicenter for film, music and the arts.

AFMX is very selective with films that have the highest production quality and value when it comes to cinematography, sound, music, editing, lighting, acting, and all of the other details that go into making a great film.

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience is presented by the AFME Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

For a listing of Past Attendees, please visit www.abqfilmx.com/past-participants

Awards & Prizes

Unique Native American pottery awards, budgeting and producing software packages and certificates are presented for the following categories at the Closing Awards Ceremony:

Robert & Sibylle Redford Award for Creative Achievement
Dennis Hopper "Easy Rider" Award
AFMX Social Impact Award
AFMX Music Award
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Music Video
Best New Mexico Film
Best New Mexico Director
Best New Mexico Actor
Best New Mexico Actress

To view Past Award Winners, please visit www.abqfilmx.com/award-winners

 

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