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From the 5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Documentary Short

This award honors the most creative and effective use of a short, documentary-style film to bring awareness to a social good campaign, initiative or project. The length of the film must be 40 minutes or less, to be eligible.

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silver honor
A Piece Of Me
For decades, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has promoted the abandonment of female geni…
AARP Veteran Caregiving Profile: The Challenge of Caring for a Veteran With Survivor’s Guilt
One of AARP’s core missions is to provide support, hope, and resources to family caregivers. In the…
silver honor
This short film was a part of a short documentary series entitled DREAMS: Unsung Heroes of African …
Ktown for All Helping Homeless People in Los Angeles’s Koreatown
Since 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media…
One Call A Day
In the face of a pandemic spreading fear and isolation, Cox wanted to demonstrate the power of conn…
Orme Ranch Forever
The Orme Ranch, located in Yavapai County, is situated on more than 26,000 acres of pristine ripari…
bronze honor
Tending to the Wounds of Homelessness During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Since 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media…
Welcome to Chechnya Culture Closeup with Roxane Gay and David France (Documentary Short)
Our objective was to drive awareness around the new documentary Welcome to Chechnya and generate di…
When The Mask Comes Off
When the pandemic struck earlier this year, Direct Relief ramped up to become the largest charitabl…
Who Are We!?
How do you make a beer commercial in the wake of Hurricane Dorian? KALIK - The Beer Of The Baham…
silver honor
In response to the global social and political unrest  of 2019 (Catalonia, Haiti, Ecuador, Chile, B…