Albert’s collaboration with his son Andrew, The Butler and the Ball, has been selected for the 2022 Psaroloco International Children’s & Young People’s Film Festival, running April 16-17, 2022, in Pireas, Greece, a port city in the Athens urban area. The film will be screened with Greek subtitles in the session Short Films Made by Children, which will be shown online for free on the Psaroloco website.
Psaroloco International Children’s & Young People’s Film Festival is a program of the nonprofit Psaroloco Media Literacy Project/Labs, winner of a 2021 UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Award.
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, Bangladesh, 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.