INDIE SHORT FILM FROM RNF QUALIFIES FOR ACADEMY AWARDS®

INDIE SHORT FILM FROM RNF QUALIFIES FOR ACADEMY AWARDS®

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MATURING YOUTH PLAYS IN THEATERS IN LOS ANGELES AND NOW IS READY FOR THE OSCARS

L-R voiceover actor Michael Paladine, actor Sean A. Kaufman, writer/director Divoni Simon, producer Chase Michael Pallante, and composer Alex Ellsworth for the Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood on June 21, 2019 |  Courtesy of NIE

L-R voiceover actor Michael Paladine, actor Sean A. Kaufman, writer/director Divoni Simon, producer Chase Michael Pallante, and composer Alex Ellsworth for the Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood on June 21, 2019 | Courtesy of NIE

There are two ways in order to qualify for the Academy Awards; for short films, that is. Either you submit your film at one of the Oscar-qualifying film festivals and win their top honor of Best Film award (or their Grand Jury Prize), or you have your film publicly screen for at least one week at a commercial theater in Los Angeles County, California, to qualify for Oscar consideration.

L-R Producer Chase Michael Pallante, actress Kim Paris, child actor Joshua Saint Leger, actor Sean A. Kaufman, writer/director Divoni Simon, and voiceover actor Michael Paladine attend the Long Island International Film Expo at the Bellmore Movies and Showplace in New York on July 12, 2019 |  Courtesy of NIE

L-R Producer Chase Michael Pallante, actress Kim Paris, child actor Joshua Saint Leger, actor Sean A. Kaufman, writer/director Divoni Simon, and voiceover actor Michael Paladine attend the Long Island International Film Expo at the Bellmore Movies and Showplace in New York on July 12, 2019 | Courtesy of NIE

The folks at RNF are celebrating their latest achievement: their theatrical distribution deal with FourWalled that landed them this very fortunate opportunity with their award-winning short drama film Maturing Youth. Upon receiving the certificate from the theater after their limited theatrical run in Los Angeles, they can now submit their film for the 2020 Oscars.

“This is surreal, and [this experience] has been truly a blessing,” states the film’s award-winning producer Chase Michael Pallante. “The film is about a broken family, abandonment, and the ties of love and loss that make us realize what we can truly become. I believe a wide range of individuals can relate one way or another to the film’s enlightening and thought-provoking message.”

Maturing Youth is about an ex-lover who suddenly appears on her baby daddy’s door step with their young son. Arguments fly free with harsh circumstances that leave this middle-aged man alone to care for the toddler, showing how quickly life stows upon him a choice of how his actions in the moment have a lasting impact on not only his son’s future but also his own.

Maturing Youth official poster |  Courtesy of RNF

Maturing Youth official poster | Courtesy of RNF

For more information on the film visit www.MaturingYouth.com and follow the film on Facebook and Instagram.

It’s important to remember that the screening of your film must charge admission, be open to the general public, and run for seven consecutive days. There are additional formatting rules for this qualifying option that you can peruse on the official rules page provided by the Academy.

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