Awards and Festivals

Voted BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 60 MINUTES
by Unanimous Jury Decision
SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008


ACCOLADE AWARD, San Diego, California
"Compelling and carefully crafted, Children In Exile excels at documenting the recollections of survivors who were children in Soviet
gulags. Director Chris Swider has an artist's eyes and an historian's tenacity in accurately capturing both the facts and the emotional context of this painful topic. The production has an appropriate balance of high-quality historical footage and face-to-face interviews with survivors. It's a standout production, powerful and haunting, and deserves wide distribution." Thomas Baker, Ph.D., Chairperson, The Accolade Awards

Children In Exile has screened at the following festivals:

  • Globians Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany
  • Bay Street Film Festival, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Cinema City International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Anchorage International Film Festival, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
  • Foyle Film Festival, Londonderry, UK
  • Accolade Award, San Diego, California
  • Sheffield Docfest Videotheque, UK
  • IDFA Docs for Sale, The Netherlands
  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, California, USA
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece
  • docsPACE, Chicago International Documentary Festival