Father's Day Scholarship Winner AnnouncedJune 18, 2015 The New York Film Academy partnered with acclaimed author Janice Kaplan, whose upcoming book The Gratitude Diaries is an inspiring memoir backed by pioneering research.
In her new book, Kaplan explores how being grateful can ultimately transform your life. NYFA worked with Kaplan to create a Mother’s Day video, thanking mothers for everything they do for us. This inspired us to create the #GratitudeDiariesNYFA Father’s Day Contest, which asked the question: why do you appreciate your dad?
The overall winner earns a 1-Week Workshop Scholarship to a New York Film Academy workshop, media exposure and additional prizes including NYFA swag and a signed copy of The Gratitude Diaries.
We were inundated with very creative, heartwarming and entertaining videos from all over the world. The decision to select the winners was a difficult one, so we decided to select two additional runners-up.
The 'People's Choice Award’ was selected by an overwhelming 885 votes! The two runners-up, along with the ‘People’s Choice Award’, will receive a New York Film Academy apparel package and a signed copy of The Gratitude Diaries.
We're thrilled to congratulate Miss Camila Hernández from Mexico City as the overall winner! She was selected for her creativity, originality and entertaining video, but most importantly her gratitude to her dad.
Please see all of our winning entries below:
Overall Winner for 1-Week Scholarship:
• Camila Hernández, Mexico City:
"I've always wanted to attend the New York Film Academy. My cousin is currently studying filmmaking at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, and she forwarded me an email that she received from NYFA about the #GratitudeDiariesNYFA Father's Day Contest — knowing it is my dream to attend. So when I received it, I saw it as a great opportunity for me."
"My family is very excited for me! My father, Jose Ruben Hernandez Rodriguez, is a director and producer, who is very proud that I won. It's the perfect Father's Day present for him!"
• 1st Runner-up: Rebeca Jover, Spain:
• 2nd Runner-up: Samuel Ammisah, Ghana:
People's Choice Winner (with 885 votes)
• Issac Silva, United States: