The Butler and the Ball received a Jury Special Mention in India at the 2021 Kidz Cinema in Mumbai, as part of the Kids-Made Films (JUNIORS) competition. From November 20 through December 20, The Butler and the Ball can be viewed on the MovieSaints platform here.
The start of Kidz Cinema coincides with World Children’s Day, which is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. The theme of this year’s festival will be Stories of Positivity.
The Butler and the Ball, an urban fairy tale about a lonely boy who enters a contest to become the new butler of a grieving, reclusive singer, was directed by eight-year-old Andrew Chan-Possemato, who wrote and produced it with Albert. The film has screened in France, Wales, Iran, Romania, Estonia, South Korea, Australia, Serbia, Greece, Canada, and the United States. Awards include Best of Festival Award for Best International Young People’s Film at the Children’s International Film Festival of Wales, Best Young Director – Live Action at Kids Video Connection Children’s Film Festival, Best Kids-Made Film at the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival, the Under 10 category at the Prague Youth Film Festival, and Best Youth – 18 at Alder International Short Film Festival.