Tri-C Film Academy’s ‘The Simple Path’ Gains Laurels
Student film wins multiple honors while being screened at 26 film festivals
A short film created by the Film Academy at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has been screened by more than two dozen film festivals across the United States and beyond.
Twenty-six festival laurels now fill the poster for The Simple Path, which was shot as part of a five-week intensive film crew training program at Tri-C. The film also claimed a handful of festival awards and nominations.
The Simple Path follows the decision-making of Nevaeh, an elder care nurse who struggles emotionally when one of her long-term patients loses the ability to support the costs of her care.
Though the 16-minute film’s subject matter is distressing given the realistic challenges it addresses, the story finds balance in the random acts of kindness often provided to those in need.
Charles Moore wrote and directed the film. James Madio and Lee Will served as producers. Filming of The Simple Path was made possible in part through generous support from the John P. Murphy Foundation through the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation.
Students who worked on the set received a paycheck and film credit to build their resume and Internet Movie Database (IMDb) profile.
Honors for The Simple Path include a Gold Remi Award from the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival in Texas and an Excellence Award from the Inspired Faith Film Festival in Florida.
In addition, Mario Beverly earned a Best Supporting Actor Award at the Branson International Film Festival in Missouri.
Here is the full list of film festivals that selected The Simple Path for screenings:
- Australian Inspirational Film Festival
- Branson International Film Festival
- Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival
- Chautauqua International Film Festival
- Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival
- Christian Family Film Festival
- Clean Shorts Film Festival
- Cleveland International Film Festival
- Compassion Film Festival
- Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
- Global Peace Film Festival
- Golden Door International Film Festival
- Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival
- Great Lakes Christian Film Festival
- Inspired Faith Film Festival
- International Christian Film and Music Festival
- Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
- Maumee Film Festival
- New Hope Film Festival
- Roxbury International Film Festival
- Salty Earth Film Festival
- San Diego Black Film Festival
- San Francisco Black Film Festival
- SHORT to the Point International Short Film Festival
- Trinity Detroit International Film Festival
- Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
August 24, 2020
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