March 11 – The Telly Awards has named the film “The Last Lesson”, the true story about a Northview High School art teacher and her student, as the winner of their highest honor, the Silver Award, in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. The film won the top honor in the category for Film/Entertainment.
“The Last Lesson” also picked up two additional honors with Bronze Awards in the categories of motivational films and The People’s Choice Award. With nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the Telly Awards are one of the most prestigious in video/film production (second to the Emmys).
Filmmaker Steve Harryman said, “This is truly an honor and showcases the significance of art education programs across the country and the important role art teachers play in the lives of creative students, like I was many years ago. The impact of a great teacher is something you carry around for a lifetime.”
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. Steve’s accomplishments illustrate his creativity, skill, and dedication to his craft and serve as a testament to great film and video production.”
This year’s Winners also included Bloomberg, Bravo, Discovery, Disney, E! Entertainment, ESPN, FOX, NBC, Showtime Networks, Coca-Cola, The Weather Channel, and Warner Brothers.