WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 30, 2018--Global Impact Film Festival announced that Director Jonathan Roberts was awarded Top Prize for Best Student Narrative for his short film Recovery One.

The Global Impact Film Festival (GIDC), brought to you by DCBX, is a dynamic socially-minded, independent film festival in Washington, D.C. that focuses on cultivating global outreach, celebrating culture and supporting non-profit organizations through their selection of socially impactful films.

“It is a great honor to be selected,” said Jonathan Roberts, Director and screenwriter for Recovery One and Founder of Film That, LLC ® . “It’s an amazing and unique opportunity to meet people from over 30 different countries to celebrate diverse cultures, artistic visions and the power film can have in raising social consciousness. We’re very grateful to the Global Impact Film Festival team for their tireless effort and dedication to this noble cause and their support of independent filmmakers everywhere.”

Emily Aguilar, director and founder of Global Impact Film Festival, said, “It’s a great honor to work with filmmakers like Jonathan Roberts, who make a positive global impact on society with their short films. Through the Global Impact Film Festival, we strive to help filmmakers progress in their careers and aim to bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together in one place to showcase their short documentary and narrative films that provoke and inspire social change.”

is a dark sci-fi thriller, exposing a dystopian world where advances in robotics and artificial intelligence threaten humanity. The film explores how even in our darkest moment, we have the choice to do the right thing. This fast-paced drama ultimately questions what it means to be human.

About the filmmaker:

Jonathan Roberts is an award-winning Director, Screenwriter and film student at New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts. He’s written, directed, shot and produced over 20 short-length screenplays, including Recovery One, Million by Midnight and Stole My Heart. For more information please contact Jonathan Roberts at info@filmthat.com, or visit www.filmthat.com.

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CONTACT: Film That®

Jonathan Roberts

Founder, Film Director and Screenwriter

Info@filmthat.com

www.filmthat.com

or

Global Impact Film Festival

Emily Aguilar, 1-844-838-3687

Festival Director and Founder

info@globalimpactfilmfest.org

www.globalimpactfilmfest.org

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SOURCE: Film That

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