18 December 2023 –
One Day, a short film about LandWorks’ pioneering approach to prisoner resettlement produced by Graeme and Jennie Montgomery, was named winner of the ‘Human Rights Award’ at the Canberra International Mental Health Film Festival 2023 in October. The film has now been selected for the 2024 British Smiley Charity Film Awards, with public voting underway. Follow the link here to register your vote by 12th January 2024!
Now in its 6th year, the Canberra International Mental Health Film Festival is organised by This is My Brave (TIMBA), a mental health charity dedicated to breaking the stigma associated with mental health/illness, one story at a time. The ‘Human Rights Award’ is awarded each year to the film that is judged the best at being an inspiring voice for social justice and human rights.
One Day highlights LandWorks’ approach in reducing offending and transforming lives. In the film, prisoners on day-release to Landworks talk candidly about their lives and the help that Landworks has given them to find a new start after being released.
In recognising One Day, the judges said: “Not only is the film a wonderful piece of filmmaking it also gives an honest and authentic portrayal of treating people with dignity and hope and supporting their mental health journey regardless of their position in society.”
Reflecting on the award, Film Producer Graeme Montgomery said: “It’s really nice to get the recognition and hopefully it has given LandWorks a little more exposure.” LandWorks Director Chris Parsons added: “One of the interesting aspects of the feedback from the recent social media coverage of the film is that it has been seen by many of our Trainees and Graduates, all of whom see it as hugely positive, holding it up as proof that lives can change for the better.”
One Day has now been selected into the Smiley Charity Film Awards, the biggest awards of their kind in the UK, complete with a red-carpet awards ceremony at the ODEON Luxe cinema in Leicester Square on 24th March 2024.
To make the red carpet, we first need to make the shortlist, so if you would like to support One Day, please register your vote by 12th January 2024!