The Butler and the Ball has been officially selected for the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, named one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2021 by MovieMaker Magazine. The screening for Youth and Student Films will be on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 3pm, in Gilroy, California at the historic District Theater in Downtown Gilroy. Tickets are available here.
The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival takes place April 6-13, 2022, just south of Silicon Valley in San Benito County, California, in the historic downtown districts of Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Martin, Hollister, and San Juan Bautista. The festival’s name is drawn from a semiprecious mineral found only in this region.
The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been entertaining audiences in the greater San Francisco Bay area for more than 15 years. Their missions is to promote inclusion, diversity, and women empowerment; educate people of all ages about filmmaking; and encourage everyone to find their voice through film.
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, and Best Youth – 18 at Alder International Short Film Festival.