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AWARDS AND HONORS

2009 “YES I CAN AWARD”
The Council for Exceptional Children, which honors students who have excelled despite their disabilities, will present this award to Darius Weems April 3, 2009.

2009 TED CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP
Darius Weems and Logan Smalley were selected as fellows and spoke at the 2009 conference.

YALE SCHOLARSHIP
A supporter of “Darius Goes West” established The Darius Weems Scholarship in December 2008, to support an incoming freshman at Yale University.

VOLVO FOR LIFE AWARD
2008 FINALIST, QUALITY OF LIFE CATEGORY

Darius Weems donated the $25,000 prize to Charley’s Fund, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for DMD.

WORLD OF CHILDREN
2008 FOUNDER’S YOUTH AWARD

Darius Weems donated the $15,000 prize to Charley’s Fund, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for DMD.

GLORIA BARRON PRIZE FOR YOUNG HEROES
Darius Weems donated the $2,000 prize to Charley’s Fund, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for DMD.

11 ALIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
WXIA-TV (Atlanta) presented this award to Logan Smalley. WXIA-TV’s coverage of “Darius Goes West” was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award.

SPIRIT OF ATHENS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The Athens, Ga., Junior League presented this award to Logan Smalley.

FILM-RELATED AWARDS AND HONORS

YELLOW FOX FOUNDATION
Film Grant

THE CHRISTOPHERS
2008 Grand Prize, Student Film Competition

AFI/DALLAS
Audience Choice Award, Best Documentary

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Official Selection
(Only film selected by Robert DeNiro to screen at his children’s school during the festival)

SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice for Best Feature

OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL

Best Documentary (Juried) and
Audience Favorite Award

PITCTURE THIS FILM FESTIVAL
Honourable Mention, Best Documentary (Juried)

OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award and
Best Documentary (Juried)

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Plain Dealer Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award and
The Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Film Competition

LONGBAUGH FILM FESTIVAL
Best Documentary (Juried)

SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL
Best Feature (juried) and Audience Choice, Best Feature

SUPERFEST INTERNAIONAL DISABILITY FESTIVAL
Merit Award (Juried)

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award

PALM BEACH INTERNAIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON
Audience Choice Award

BINATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Documentary (Runner up)

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award

JACKSON HOLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award and
Best Documentary (Juried)

SOLSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
Best Documentary (Juried)

SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL
Best Documentary (Juried) and
Audience Choice Award

REEL TO REEL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Documentary (Juried)

OJAI FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award

EAST LANSING FILM FESTIVAL
Audience Choice Award

VIEWFINDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH

Best Documentary (Youth Jury Award)