About Artists and Orphans: A True Drama

A short documentary that debuted in 2001, Artists and Orphans: A True Drama tells the story of a troupe of New York City artists who go to the Republic of Georgia (former USSR) for an arts festival and end up saving an orphanage. The film follows the efforts of the artists to find a way to help and the obstacles they face as they attempt to provide light, heat and other basic necessities to the children before the arrival of winter.

Artists and Orphans was featured at film festivals both in the US and abroad and won numerous awards, including the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and Best Short Film at the Florida Film Festival.

Most notably, Artists and Orphans earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002, the first Academy Awards ceremony to be held at the Dolby (formerly known as the Kodak) Theater.