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Stephanie Alton Wins Award in IndieFEST Film Awards

(La Jolla, CA, Nov. 5, 2021)–“Yupiit: Eye of Both Worlds”, a Raven’s Eye Productions film has won a prestigious Award of Merit for Best Indigenous Film from the IndieFEST Film Awards.  The award was given to Stephanie Alton’s insightful short documentary, “Yupiit: Eye of Both Worlds”, featuring exceptional singer/songwriter Byron Nicolai of Toksook Bay, Alaska.  Byron, through his music, engages a new generation of Yupik natives via rap and beatboxing to help young people forge a stronger connection to their cultural heritage and values.
      “I feel honored to receive such a prestigious award!  I wanted to let the world at large know something of Byron as well as help him get his positive message out to his peers in the many  communities facing similar situations to those in his own village.  He is a wise young man with help and advice to offer those who have come to look up to him.” 

                                       
In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Raven’s Eye Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including 2021 Academy Award winner “If Anything Happens I Love You” by Laura Dern, Will McCormack and Michael Govier,  Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature,  A Path Appears Documentary featuring Oscar-winner George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon, a searing exposeDavids and Goliath by Peabody winner Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes.  Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

For more information call Stephanie Alton 406-321-1582 or visit yupiit.com.