The Newfoundland and Labrador short “Touch” won three awards at the 2017 Angel Film Awards-Monaco International Film Festival (MIFF).
Best actor, short film – Darryl Hopkins.
Best director, short film – Noel Harris.
Best short film – “Touch.”
The Angel Film Awards-MIFF is a film festival dedicated to screening non- violent films. According to a news release, jurist Vasalisa Kuzmina said of the performance: "A well written story that takes us down a path which we all assumed to predict the ending, then went to surprise us all with a delightful twist."
Touch won the first official jury prize at the 2017 Solidando Film Festival (SFF), in Cagliari, Italy. The SFF is a film festival dedicated to screening films with a social theme.
According to the release, the jury there noted of the film, “With extreme delicacy, in a short and concise cinematic time, the author focuses the daily "marginality" of a family unit. A work measured in direction, effective narrative, and strong drama in key sequences, which amplify the sense of precariousness of the protagonists.”
Touch was made through the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-operative, with the support of the Newfoundland and Labrador Film Development Corp., The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and the City of St. John’s.