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26 Mar 2021 3:10 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)

Humankind Partnership

Tampa, FL 

Storytellers for Good, HKP, Announce Humankindness Film Festival Focused on Stories of Resilience

February 19th, 2021 (Tampa, Florida) - Humankind Partnership, (HKP), a Storytelling for Good Company specializing in media creation, virtual events and video production, has announced the 1st Annual Humankindness Film Festival for May 2021. 

The Humankindess Film Festival was created to celebrate the resiliency that we’ve seen in our communities as we’ve faced this most challenging year.  Humankind PartnershipCEO Eileen Sweeney said, “We have heard remarkable stories of perseverance, ingenuity and resilience in the face of this global crisis and are now inviting people to share their story in this film festival of humanity. The theme of our inaugural year is “resilience”.  The format is to present a video of up to 5 minutes in length that illustrates what the term “Resilience” means. We think these stories will inspire, equip and educate audiences.” 

The Humankindess Film Festival is officially kicking off on February 23rd and will run through April 25th 2021. Entries can be submitted using any filmmaking platform, including mobile devices.  Entries should be submitted to 

There will be a panel of judges made up of film makers and others in the Film Festival world including: Barry Poltermann, an American film editor, director, and producer known for editing the Sundance Grand Prize-winning documentary American Movie (1999) and Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017), which debuted at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy in 2018; Joe Kelly, a writer, producer, and creator of comic books, original graphic novels, animated series, and live-action film. He has written for Marvel and DC Comics on titles such as Deadpool, Daredevil, Action Comics, Justice League of America, Amazing Spider-Man, and Spider-Man+Deadpool.  Kelly's Eisner-nominated I Kill Giants received the "International Manga Award" and I Kill Giants debuted as a feature film in 2018, garnering rave reviews with a script by Kelly. His directorial debut, the short-film, Poughkeepsie, produced with Humankind Partnership, won several festival awards in 2018; Tammy Briant Board President of the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida and a long-standing member of the Film Festival community and Niti Shah of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.

There will be three winners chosen with a First-Place award of $1000.00, a 2nd-Place award of $500.00 and 3rd-place award of $250.00. In addition to these cash awards, each of the winners will have access to a one-on-one virtual coaching session with an award-winning filmmaker. The winning submissions as well as all finalists, will be posted on Humankind Partnership’s website, and social media channels and other documentary film-related outlets.  All submissions are made with the understanding that they may be posted to Humankind Partnerships social media channels. See complete rules at Festival.

Rules found at 

Humankind Partnership (HKP) consults with clients on their Storytelling, Philanthropy and Community Engagement needs and helps them navigate all their Communications challenges. HKP specializes in delivering Social Storytelling, Digital Content and PR strategies across platforms for corporations and non-profits. Through livestreaming events, documentary-style videos, and animated infographics we shape perceptions and enhance brand awareness.

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