The Butler and the Ball has been selected for the third edition of the Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival, running December 24-25, 2021, in India. The Butler and the Ball is one of 49 films selected by the jury and festival director from submissions originating from 31 countries, and will screen only once online at 8:30am EST (7pm IST) on Christmas Day here. The screening is free.
The Butler and the Ball is also currently screening 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 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, India, 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 the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival, Best Kids-Made Film at the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival, Best Junior Filmmaker at Sanctuary International Film Festival in Australia, First Prize in the Fictional Movie Made by Filmmakers up to 10 Years of Age category at A-FilmTeensFest in the Czech Republic, the Under 10 category at the Prague Youth Film Festival, Best Original Screenplay of a Short Film and Jury Special Mention—Child Actor at Children Short Film Festival in England and France, and Best Youth – 18 at Alder International Short Film Festival.