OTT.X, the industry trade association supporting the OTT streaming ecosystem, announced winners of the OTT.X Impact Awards during a virtual ceremony on December 10th, 2020.
Girls Voices Now – “Not Quite Here, Not Quite There”, Going From Broke and Intelligent Lives were recognized at the inaugural OTT.X Impact Awards for original online content inspiring positive action and promoting acceptance and equality.
OTT.X created this awards show to celebrate the content creators and organizations using their art and technology to inspire positive action and promote acceptance of, and equality for, all people.
A special thank you too all participants and congratulations to this year's winners!
Impactful Short Title
Girls Voices Now | Here Media
Here TV, America’s first and largest LGBTQ+ streamer, has scored an Emmy® for their short form documentary series “Girls’ Voices Now”. Co-produced by Women’s Voices Now, “Girls’ Voices Now'' is a summer youth program that amplifies the voices of young women from underrepresented communities in Los Angeles by teaching them documentary filmmaking. “Girls’ Voices Now
Going From Broke | Chicken Soup for the Soul
As a nation, over 44 million young Americans today that are saddled with student and credit card debt totaling nearly 1.5 trillion dollars. Upon graduation, those entering the professional world face mounds of bills, a shrinking pool of employment opportunities, a lack of financial skills and a constant, crippling weight of oppression keeping them from reaching their dreams. In this series, Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig and financial expert Danetha Doe go one on one with young people living in pricey Los Angeles, which they thought would be The City of Dreams, to change their habits and gain financial confidence to become CEO of their own lives. Although they all come from different backgrounds and circumstances, the participants have one thing in common - extreme debt. Going from Broke Season 1 has been recognized with the Horizon Interactive Award for Banking/Finance (Gold-level) and Consumer Information (Silver-Level) and the Webby's People's Voice Award for Reality 2020. Goingfrombroke.info has been awarded the Platinum AVA Award 2020 for Integrated Marketing and the Webby's People's Voice Award for Reality 2020.
Impactful Full Length Feature Non Fiction
Intelligent Lives | Passion River
From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.