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Press Release: Exploring Hope Garners Laurels

Exploring Hope


Hollywood International Moving Pictures Festival & Festigious

San Mateo, California, May 26, 2018 –Elfenworks Productions LLC is pleased to announce that our full-length feature film on hope has garnered two laurels at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival – Best Woman Director, and Best Documentary Feature – and Best Inspirational Film at Festigious Film Festival, both IMDB qualifying festivals.  We are thrilled, honored, and so very grateful!  

What is hope? Our film is an exploration of this very vital force. It highlights a decade of projects by Elfenworks Foundation, introduces 30+ social entrepreneurs all dedicated at building hope, and is adorned with gems of wisdom from all walks of life!  We feel it’s an important film not so much because of who we are, but because of the intrinsic value of hope itself, to replenish and empower audiences.  

“Pandora’s box is open with troubles everywhere, but one winged thing needs releasing!” said director Lauren Speeth, adding, “We’re so excited that Hollywood International Film Festival and Festigious have joined the Miners for Hope on our quest, exploring hope, the very key to a better tomorrow.”   The film is dedicated to the director’s late uncle, filmmaker Christopher Eric Speeth (1939-2017). Chris was a big supporter of the hope-building projects outlined in the film. For example, he was one of the judges of the Campus Moviefest / Elfenworks Social Justice Student Filmmaker Awards, highlighted along with inspiring performances from upcoming artists.  Other highlights include an artistic exploration of “Haiku for Hope,” hope in history from Plato to NASA  and beyond, and over 30 different visions for a more hope-filled future. The exploration delves into the depths, soars to new heights, and includes gems of wisdom from everyday people like you & me.

About the Film
Ten years in the making, Exploring Hope for Better Times includes hope-filled stories from the decade-long history of The Elfenworks Foundation, including the thirty In Harmony with Hope Awardees, all fostering a more hope-filled tomorrow, each in their own way.  Judged “Original and well directed” by Festigious, where it garnered Best Inspirational Film, Exploring Hope is a cinematically rich exploration of the value of hope in troubled times. The film has also received Best Woman Director and Best Documentary Feature laurels from the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival. Watch the trailer online at www.elfenworksproductions.com/exploringhope.   44 minutes.

About the HIMPFF FestivalWinner - HIMPFF
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival Celebrates Short Films, Features, Television and New Media worldwide. Our mission is to support filmmakers, recognize their hard work, and Award them so they are more inspired to keep telling amazing stories.  HIMPFF is an IMDB Qualifying Festival, with this year’s red-carpet event held in the heart of Hollywood on January 26, 2019. http://himpff.com/

About the Festigious Festival
Winner - FestigiousFestigious is an IMDb qualifying monthly film festival. Each month, the Jury awards the best films through private screenings, and makes a special interview with the winner of the Best Film of the Month award. The Film of the Month winners  also compete at the end of the year for Best of Fest award (best film of the year). Festigious has the laudable double mission of promoting indie filmmakers worldwide, and achieving gender equality in filmmaking. http://www.festigious.com 

About Elfenworks Productions LLC
A multimedia production company specializing in positive storytelling with a pro-social vision, Elfenworks Productions’ creative, professional team of storytellers and technologists puts their creative spark at the service of the greater good, “bringing light to what is right.”sm   
Projects – whether internally originated or in partnership with others – explore important untold stories, foster learning, soothe and uplift, and help redefine the landscape of possibilities.  Believing it is possible to do well while doing good, EP brings expertise, integrity, intelligence and insightsm to bear on every effort, be it a film, song, app, book, podcast, animation, or whatever’s next.  http://www.elfenworksproductions.com.