The Hope thru Film Award celebrates films that promote resilience, hope, and positivity, inspiring audiences to make a difference. NEFIAC’s mission aligns with my passion for creating impactful stories that spark meaningful conversations.

Impact and Inspiration

This award serves as a reminder of the power of films to influence audiences and the importance of sharing stories that inspire hope and positivity. I am grateful for the recognition and remain dedicated to creating films that make a difference.

Lugufelo had the honor of designing the NEFIAC trophy that year. The winner of the Hope thru Film Award at NEFIAC on September 30, 2011, was the Canadian short drama film “Hope,” directed by Pedro Pires. Inspired by Marie Brassard’s play “Jimmy, créature de rêve,” the film depicts a military general reflecting on his life as he lies dying on a battlefield. “Hope” premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and received positive acclaim.