Telly Award win for Visions Blu coming of age short film ‘The Nell’

Visions Blu Institute announced their coming of age short film The Nell has been named Best Bronze Telly Winner Web Series Pilot in Online – Comedy: Short or Episodic in the record breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards.

Chicago native, Karon Hamlet, Visions Blu Institute Executive Director, states “We are overwhelmed with excitement and pride to be one of the recipients of such a prestigious award, The Telly Award”.

Visions Blu Institute is a 501c3 organization that focuses on changing the pervasive negative narrative of minority communities with emboldened content.

The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies, including Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix, Dow Jones, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.

“The caliber of the work this season coming from creators such as Visions Blu Institute truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes”.

This win caps a year-long celebration of creators and talent who truly stand out during a time when the ubiquity of screens brings more clutter than quality into our lives. These are the creators and innovators who spotlight diverse voices, who are building a more sustainable industry, and who break through the static with their creativity.

In function of this, a series of new categories were introduced to reflect and celebrate ways in which video is being used as a force for good.

This was a record breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more.

To see the full list of the 44th Annual Telly Awards winners VISIT HERE.

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