Last night, The Butler and the Ball won the award for Best Kids Made Film at the 2020 San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival. The film, which is an urban fairy tale about a lonely boy who enters a contest to become the new butler of a grieving, reclusive singer, is directed by eight-year-old Andrew Chan-Possemato, who wrote and produced it with Albert.
With a mission to promote positive educational impact on children and the youth, the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival actively supports innovative films made by filmmakers from around the globe. Each year, the festival screens over 150 films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, and Germany appear at the event. The San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival promotes the idea of entertainment with education and gives young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate to an international community.