MPI-Supported Film Wins at SCAD Savannah Film Festival

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The Conqueror Takes Home Best Global Short

MPI-supported film The Conqueror won the award for Best Global Short: A Sporting Chance award at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Savannah Film Festival.

This documentary short by MPI-supported filmmaker Timothy Blackwood follows Jerome Conquest, a young man from one of Philadelphia's most dangerous neighborhoods who turns to boxing as a source of hope after losing his best friend to the streets. Despite his struggles, Jerome doesn’t see himself as a victim—he works hard, pursuing his dream of becoming a professional boxer and inspiring others with the belief that the same freedom resides in the hearts of all people.

Check out the Deadline announcement for a complete list of this year’s winners.