NEWS JUST IN: CONNECTED has been accepted into the Life Fest Film Festival and will be screened at the Festival in LA April 28-May 1 (click link above to buy your tickets)
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Life Film Fest (“LChaim!”) is the unique, world-wide film festival dedicated to showcasing films which affirm the importance of the human experience and the unique value of every life. Life Fest is held, “in the heart of the entertainment industry.”
We are a team of individuals from throughout every aspect of the entertainment industry who wish to see life-affirming content once again emanating from this creative business. But we are also helping raise up a whole new generation of filmmakers and giving them entrance into this industry that so impacts the world
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
2016 marks the return to Hollywood for Life Fest, and while our on-site involvement by media professionals is extensive, our on-line aspects allows world-wide reach and involvement by filmmakers of all types.
Life Fest organizers offer programming and events for film enthusiasts of every interest and background. With the support of a passionate arts community, Life Fest has attracted active involvement from some of the industry’s best filmmakers. We feature opportunities for burgeoning filmmakers and will be entertaining distinguished industry guests and thousands of film enthusiasts from around the world.
In addition to screenings and seminars, there are several networking and alliance building opportunities presented, which should be availed of as this is a collaborative industry.
This year also marks the active involvement of distributors and content providers searching for quality product for their outlets.
Come join us as we celebrate films and filmmakers impacting Hollywood with Life-affirming content. LChaim! To Life!
Click link below for film reviews on ‘CONNECTED’ – the film
‘CONNECTED” – a film about the global autistic community. The private preview screening by invitation was held at the 6th annual ANCA WORLD AUTISM FESTIVAL Kick-Off on April 2nd, 2015 at the Vancouver International Film Centre, Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Photos above taken by Farawayland Photography 2015 AWAF film “CONNECTED” private screening. It was a very emotional time for the audience and much was shared after the film was shown.
“The movie was about people with Autism that have talent. I want to support them because I think they are just like us and I want other people to not judge them. I think the movie will help other people understand people with Autism more.”(Jane Clarke, Age 8)
Photo Highlights with Invited Guests to the preview screening of the film: CONNECTED – A film about the Global Autistic People
Patricia Chandler - Jan 27 - I LOVE this! Especially the trailer score. The best part, if you remove the word autism, is it's just people coming together from all over the world, sharing their lives and what they love! The very best part, it's autistic people and their beautiful lives, sharing all of themselves, not just one part. Every part of us, makes us who we are. People. I wish I could be a part of this journey, so I could just be Me! Congratulations Leo and all of ANCA. You have Changed the game.
More reviews from an Asperger's group in Vancouver who attended the film preview screening event: "...the film "Connected"was superb and will probably spark a lot of attention at film festivals." (Paul) - ""Connected" is the most comprehensive film that I have seen from the perspective of people on the spectrum. This documentary will have a strong impact when it becomes available to the general public. I developed a deeper understand of ANCA and what motivates Leo and Charlie Collura to establish this organization on an international level. Thank you Leo for allowing our meetup group to participate at this film debut." (Peter) - "I found the film to be inspiring, and reinforces the notion that it's better to be involved with (like) people than isolated." (Kozmo)
FILM REVIEW BY April Dawn Griffin - The film premiere went really well. I have been in documentaries before but this one is different and it was the first time seeing myself on the big screen. I am a bit chocked up right now as it was very powerful. Everyone did an amazing job putting it together. Leonora Gregory-Collura Charlie Collura Sonia Suvagau and Adelina Suvagau have done something truly profound here. This is the most powerful film about autism I have ever seen. I am very impressed by how honest and real it was presented. Great job everyone. The audience really loved it. A lot of them were crying. And I met a lot of people after who loved my artwork in the movie and they had a lot of questions and loved OUR story - the global autistic community spoke for ourselves today and it was powerful. I am a bit teary eyed myself. Going to the party now. Thank you so much to our sponsors Best Western Plus Chateau Granville for the wine I am about to enjoy! #Chateaugranville
FILM REVIEW by Troy Stewart - yesterday I was given a chance to speak to foreign dignitaries from China , Ukraine and Bosnia as well as. Acting mayor and deputy mayor of Vancouver at a film premiere connecteD on world autism awareness day
I had the most incredible time. Thank you so much Leonora Gregory-Collura Big Big Hugs to you and your husband. I promise lots of my facebook friends will help raise Autism Awareness !!
The best thing I heard yesterday is Autism is like comparing operating systems. Apple vs windows !!!
FILM REVIEW BY Lori Arseneau Stoughton - Had the pleasure of viewing the film "Connected" on World Autism Day. The movie captured the true essence of the autistic community on so many levels.
Dear Charlie and Leonora: Thank you so much for the invitation to yesterday's event. I had a wonderful time seeing the movie as it reflects many of my personal and professional beliefs. I love how you promote the abilities in all; as everyone has a platform to Shine their Light. I wish you both much success in the manifestation of your global dreams. Thank you, Michael Sirota
View Trailer by clicking this link here CONNECTED
Review of CONNECTED This documentary tells the disconcerting truth, that we are all Connected. The film highlights Autistic people being awarded for their achievements, at the ANCA Festival this past year in Scotland. Many beautiful moments of sharing with friends and family. This would be a wonderful film to introduce globally as it displays the best of the Autistic Community. It could be used as a educational tool in the school systems as well as shown to the general public. Many Thanks to ANCA - Alexandria Bellas The Vancouver Adults with Autism Meetup Group
Some screen shots: CONNECTED: A FILM ABOUT Autistic People: SYNOPSIS
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NEWS IN: Ecstatic may be running a new series this year…. stay tuned to website to find out
New airing of the Ecstatic TV series starting this week Oct 31 on Joy TV
Naturally Autistic ANCA Co-Founder Leonora Gregory-Collura is featured in Ecstatic TV Series
To View Click Here >>*Episode 6 of 6 – “Optimism”
Joe Foy, an environmental activist who works for the Wilderness Committee acts with integrity and courage to mobilize citizens to take lawful, democratic action in defending Canada’s wilderness and wildlife. Despite daily defeats and resistance, Joe remains optimistic. Meanwhile, autistic Leonora Gregory-Collura campaigns for the rights of autistic people through her non-profit ANCA Foundation. Although Leonora has been handed numerous challenges such as the loss of her daughter at birth and caring for her disabled autistic son, she remains happy and optimistic about the future. How do Joe and Leonora manage to see the silver lining?