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HUMANITARIAN IN FILM AWARD

Dreams are important. Dream Selflessly. 

The "Westfield International Film Festival Humanitarian in Film Award" is presented to individuals within the film industry who have chosen to use their voice and influence to raise awareness and support at risk or marginalized groups.

Dream Big. Dream Always.

WIFF 2019 Humanitarian in Film Honoree:

Kat Graham

 

Our 2019 Humanitarian In Film Award goes to Ms. Kat Graham.

 

Kat Graham is an actress, singer, dancer and producer. Working across a variety of genres in film, television and music, she is one of most accomplished and versatile young talents working today. 

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Graham speaks four languages – English, Spanish, French and Hebrew – and is a strong advocate for human rights in general. Graham is particularly passionate about the plight of refugees worldwide. As such, Graham became a high-profile supporter of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees) in 2013. In 2019, she also became a Goodwill Ambassador for Rotary International, another organization providing key support and services for refugees on the global stage.

 

In addition to her work with refugees, Graham is a council member for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), as well as a supporter of The Water Project and Empower 54. Her PSA short film for Black Lives Matter landed her an Emmy nomination for best PSA short.

 

See more of Ms. Graham's work here.