Honoring Stories Worth Telling
Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) - Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q'orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope.
All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.
Ray Bradbury was honored with ‘The Legend’ award by Hollywood celebrities at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles. The legendary writer for Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and others, was supposed to attend the event and accept the award. But unfortunately, he passed away a week before the event.
Duncan Rouleau of Ben 10 fame offered tribute to the great writer and then introduced Oscar Nominee Sally Kirkland who accepted the award on behalf of Bradbury. The actress has worked with Ray during the shooting of ‘The Zero Hour’ and had auditioned for ‘Fahrenheit 451’, but her role went to Julie Christie instead. William Shatner’s tribute was read out by Brett Stimley who has worked with Ray Bradbury in ‘Kaleidoscope’.
New Media Film Festival was proud and honored to present Leonardo DiCaprio with the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award for his Conservation dedication and efforts via Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation - Dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions that create a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. This recognition stems from Leonardo DiCaprio's opening scenes in Worst Shark Attack Ever which was programmed in the SRC - Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. So, it is fitting that the Director of this film and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey accepted the award on behalf of Leonardo DiCaprio.
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