Writer / Director Jim Hanon and Producer Mart Green Received the prestigious Chris Statuette for their work on the film Little Town of Bethlehem at the 2011 Columbus International Film + Video Festival.
The award, presented on November 19, is “the highest award given to film or video productions,” according to the festival website, and is “the hallmark of superior quality.”
This is the third award garnered by Little Town of Bethlehem and its makers in 2011. In February, the documentary received the Reel Rose Award for best documentary film at the John Paul II International Film Festival in Miami, Florida. The Oklahoma-City-based deadCENTER Film Festival honored Little Town of Bethlehem with its Best Oklahoma Film Award.
Now in its 59th year, the Columbus International Film + Video Festival is the longest running film festival in the U.S. The Film Council, an organization established in 1950 by a group of Columbus, Ohio educators, puts on the annual six-day event.