2020 OFFICIAL AWARDS

ANGELENA BONET

AWARDS

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DIRECTOR STATEMENT

Producing my documentary feature films in their entirety was definitely a labor of love but once again, like the album, it had a very intense healing effect on me.

I got to look at not just the violent attack that I experienced in 2012 or the passing of my beloved, Erick, in 2007 but also the magical times and how this journey all began and how I did become a model or how I was dancing in film clips or how I end up in movies.

I have been training for this since I was tiny and have always loved the arts and have always enjoyed my life, really. So, I got to remember the beautiful times too, you know I think it's easy when you go through difficult times to get stuck in that moment when the lights seem to go out and you don't think you're ever going to get through it and it's that process of getting better I guess. But then when you start to take a step back, as I did with the film, and get to see the whole big picture and you are just so grateful for all the amazing things that have happened and you see why you are doing what you're doing and what's driving this passion.

When we stand together, with united voices, we can change the world. To have the world premiere for my debut film in Toronto has been magical! To see my life on the big screen, after such a difficult journey, is a special experience that I will never forget. I had won another two awards in the US at the Bare Bones International Music & Film Festival the week prior and the support I have been receiving has been nothing short of phenomenal.

I am just so grateful to all the film festivals and the public for all the kind feedback, it has really touched my heart.

ANGELENA BONET
Best Director Nominee

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR, ORIGINAL COMPOSER

Angelena Bonet is a warrior in the fight to end violence against women. With a fierce commitment to helping victims heal, and take back their life, she brings to bear a multitude of talents, wisdom and personal experience.

Angelena has multiple outlets for her commitment to supporting non-violence and health recovery. She sends a powerful message of self-love and healing through her documentary films as well as her singing, songwriting and public speaking engagements.

Based on her life experiences and connections with people from all walks of life, Angelena tells us it is crystal clear to me that love and forgiveness really are the keys. They can and do conquer all. From Australian supermodel to multi-award winning singer/songwriter, documentary filmmaker and humanitarian, her message is one of peace, love and unity.

Born in Australia as Elena Louise Bennett, Angelena describes her evolution in life as the growth from Elli Bennett, world class supermodel to Angelena Bonet, activist, spokesperson, singer and journalist.

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11:00 AM
TUES. OCT. 14
ROXY THEATER

WORLD CINEMA DAY

ANGELENA: LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Angelena Bonet has created a trilogy documentary feature film series, plus a documentary short "Change The World" thus far (including co-writing and singing the soundtracks) which she has written, directed, edited and produced in their entirety. Bonet's multi-award winning documentary films feature the soundtrack she co-wrote from her heart and soul with her late fiancÚ Erick Deeby.

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