Online film festival announces shortlist for its charity edition, which aims to raise awareness of human rights, social, economic and environmental issues.

Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF) has unveiled the finalists for its charity edition, #VOFF 4: Share It Forward.

Eliana Alvarez Martinez’s documentary Baja’s Secret Miracle has already been announced as the winner of the Audience Award (the film most shared, voted for and commented on), resulting in a $20,000 donation to Climate Reality Project which was set up by Al Gore.

Overall, the festival has 230 films from 47 countries with th aim of raising awareness around human rights, social, economic and environmental issues. This year’s jury comprises of producer Ted Hope, film-maker Timo Vuorensola and actress Nora Tschimer.

The winners, who will get a share of the $80,000 prize fund, will be announced on Dec 8 and the full shortlist is as follows:

  • Baja’s Secret Miracle, dir Eliana Alvarez Martinez
  • Urban Escape, dirs David de Rueda, Mélanie de Groot Van Embden
  • Alex - Incomplete Faith, dir Nikolas Migut
  • (Un)sunny, dir Victor Nores
  • Overcast, dir Emmanuel Saez
  • Raising the Peaceable Kingdom, dir Gary Davies
  • Another Day of Mankind, dir Alexandru Vlad
  • Davids and Goliath, dir Leon Lee
  • Drops of Joy, dir Cacu Rhoden
  • Deafening Silence, dir Chris Godwin

Each film is available to view online on the festival’s official website.