#ISurvivedEbola Campaign Sweeps Film Awards

January 12, 2016

The #ISurvivedEbola Campaign, a global campaign that places Ebola survivor stories at the center of efforts to inform, protect, and inspire, has garnered several prestigious awards in 2015/16. Some have been granted to the series of documentary short films detailing the narratives and messages of hope from Ebola survivors in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Other awards have been directed at the campaign as a whole.

The campaign has been awarded the prestigious Silver Davie Award for excellence in Web, Design, Video, Advertising, Mobile & Social projects from small agencies worldwide.

It was awarded Winner for Best Multi-Platform Marketing in the Video Marketing Excellence (VMX) Awards.

In addition, it has won honorable mention in the Cynopsis Model D awards ceremony in New York for multi-platform marketing campaign strategies; we were nominated in this category alongside MTV, Nickelodeon, Turner Entertainment Networks, Univision Communications and VH1.

The film won six different Awards for Excellence from The IndieFEST Film Festival:

  • Contemporary Issues/Awareness Raising
  • Documentary Program/Series
  • Public Service Programming/PSA
  • Health/Medicine/Science
  • Use of Film/Video for Social Change
  • Dramatic Impact

It was also was awarded the IndiFest Film Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award, which honors filmmakers who are bringing awareness to issues of ecological, political, social justice, health and wellness, animals, wildlife, conservation and spiritual importance.

And the short film that serves to inspire change through the story of Foday, a heroic Liberian survivor who risked his life for the chance to save a young boy who contracted Ebola, received the HUMANITAS Impact Video Award from the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA).