CONNECTICUT, January 23, 2020

The IndieFEST Film Awards, recognized by IMDB and a top 100 reviewed film festival on Film Freeway, has awarded THE SWEETEST LAND a Humanitarian Award of Distinction.  Each year IndieFEST bestows Humanitarian Awards to deserving filmmakers who are committed to making a difference through impactful filmmaking that highlights a critical need of our time while demonstrating exceptional filmmaking skill.

This Humanitarian Award honors filmmakers who bring awareness to issues of Ecological, Political, Social Justice, Health and Wellness, combined with outstanding production techniques.

This is not an award that can be submitted for.  Rather, selections are hand picked by the staff and judges from films received throughout the year.

On behalf of the cast and crew of THE SWEETEST LAND, we are honored for the recognition and thank the IndieFest Film Awards. We remain committed to advocacy efforts which focus on the highest quality, evidence-based prevention programs and strategies for youth and families in-need.   Violence is preventable.


In urban America, there are community promises made, triumphant political speeches performed and conditions, which rarely change.     Yet when the gunshots sound and blood spills, who shows up?

From the midnight surgeons, to a community on the brink of hope and sacrifice, THE SWEETEST LAND investigates real stories of violence, prevention and change, where complacency can no longer be an option.

THE SWEETEST LAND has been awarded “Best Documentary”  from the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, Docs Without Borders Film Festival,  the Queens World Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Awards.  It has been featured in over 17 national film festivals including the Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC,  New Haven Docs at Yale University and many others nationwide.


Published by Jeffrey Teitler