‘Giving Voice’ Wins Festival Favorite Award at Sundance

We’re excited and delighted with this morning’s announcement that Pilgrim’s newest feature documentary, Giving Voice has officially won the Festival Favorite Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival! 128 other films were in contention for the award, voted on by the festival audience.

Directed by James D. Stern and Fernando Villena, the film follows a group of brave, young actors hoping to win the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition in New York City. The competition, recognizing black playwright Wilson, features up and coming thespians from all walks of life hoping to break into the New York theater scene.

“This film is a compelling and inspiring portrait of six remarkable young people as they discover their power,” said Sundance Festival Director John Cooper, “We’re thrilled that it resonated with audiences at this particularly exciting moment in our culture, where we see the next generation of leaders, artists, and change-makers stepping out, speaking up, and finding their voice.”

See the official announcement via Deadline.