In 1944, artist Malva Schalek courageously resisted the Nazis by refusing to paint the portrait of a collaborationist doctor. She was then deported to Auschwitz. Her story and the research questions it inspired on art as a form of resistance during the Holocaust became the focus of a short film, “Find Your Answers,” commissioned by the IHRA Project on Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections.
Produced by Raw London for the launch of the IHRA’s Guidelines for Identifying Relevant Documentation for Holocaust Research, Education and Remembrance, the film has now been shortlisted for the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2022 in the Informational Films and Explanatory Videos category.
The short film, available with subtitles in multiple languages, explores how a researcher was denied access to archival material about Malva Schalek’s life and their successful use of the IHRA’s Guidelines to help them gain access.
The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards honor the world’s finest films, online media productions and documentaries for organizations and companies in one of the most important film centers in the world: Cannes, France.
The international competition is open to film producers, clients, agencies, TV stations, as well as students. One of the top festivals for films for organizations and companies worldwide, the Cannes Corporate Awards feature prestigious participants, innovative and qualitative works, prominent jury members (e.g. Oscar and Emmy winners), and participating countries from all continents.
Whether “Find Your Answers” will be awarded a Silver or Gold Dolphin will be announced mid-October in an online ceremony.