More than 1,500 young filmmakers, writers and directors work with Ghetto Film School locations in New York and Los Angeles annually.
Some of the best and brightest of those storytellers took part in a filmmaking competition to highlight how a selection of Cigna Foundation’s New York City-based World of Difference non-profit grant partners are creating a positive impact on the health and well-being of local residents.
Three young New York City filmmakers were named winners in the competition. Here’s a look at their award-winning films.
Third Place: Eddy Rigaud, “Life Is Not A Game”
Eddy Rigaud’s film “Life is Not a Game” spotlighted the Mount Sinai’s Project TEEN HEED (Help Educate to Eliminate Diabetes) program. Led by youth in East Harlem, this diabetes prevention program is for at-risk multicultural young people ages 10-22.