The Empowering Animated Short Film “The Power of Hope” Directed By Kalia Love Jones Inspires Michelle Obama And Many Others

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The former First Lady Michelle Obama took to Instagram on Sunday, February 28, 2021 to share to her followers about "The Power of Hope" animated short film directed by 14 year old Kalia Love Jones and it's important message. "The Power of Hope" animated short film nominated for a NAACP Image Award and a Pan African Film and Arts Festival Award has an empowering message that has inspired Michelle Obama and so many others.

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The former First Lady Michelle Obama took to Instagram on Sunday, February 28, 2021 to share to her followers about "The Power of Hope" animated short film directed by 14 year old Kalia Love Jones and it's important message. "The Power of Hope" animated short film nominated for a NAACP Image Award and a Pan African Film and Arts Festival Award has an empowering message that has inspired Michelle Obama and so many others.

"The Power of Hope" animated short film continues to receive exceptional reviews and is well received by film critics, the entertainment industry, and Hollywood's A-list including Kelly Clarkson, Gal Gadot, director Regina King and director Patty Jenkins. Kalia Love Jones, director of "The Power of Hope" animated short film is the youngest filmmaker ever nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the Motion Picture category of Outstanding Short Form (Animated) and she is the youngest director to be nominated for a Pan African Film and Arts Festival Award for Best Short Narrative (Animation or Live Action).

The 29th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival ends on March 14, 2021. To watch virtually "The Power of Hope" animated short film at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival, visit at: https://www.pafftv.com/?asset=7C4989E6-BBD1-4315-E5F0-FD7F303EB75A

For more information on the Pan African Film and Arts Festival, visit at: https://www.paff.org or follow @PAFF on social media.

The NAACP Image Awards honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Non-televised award categories will be live streamed on March 22-26, 2021. The virtual ceremonies will recognize winners in more than 60 non-televised award categories in the fields of television and streaming, music, literature, film and activism. The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live on BET and will be simulcast across ViacomCBS Networks including CBS, BET Her, VH1, MTV, MTV2, and LOGO on March 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. For more information and the latest news, visit at
http://www.naacpimageawards.net or follow @NAACPImageAwards on Instagram.

The animated short film "The Power of Hope" directed by Kalia Love Jones is inspired by a Michelle Obama speech that tells the inspirational story of a young woman with big dreams. An inspiring architect feels helpless when her mother falls ill, but moved by the words of Michelle Obama, she finds the will to persevere and bring her dreams to life. The animated short film "The Power of Hope" has been selected into four Academy Awards qualifying film festivals: Urbanworld Film Festival, LA Shorts International Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, and the Pan African Film and Arts Festival. "The Power of Hope" animated short film is qualified for the Peabody Awards.

"The Power of Hope" animated short film and Kalia Love Jones is featured in national media and national TV media including ABC 7 TV Los Angeles, FOX 11 TV Good Day LA, CBS TV Great Day Washington, NBC TV, ABC TV, CW TV, CBS TV, FOX TV, The Kelly Clarkson Show and many more. For more information and updates on "The Power of Hope" animated short film, visit http://thepowerofhopefilm.com and follow @thepowerofhopefilm on Facebook and Instagram.

About “The Power of Hope” animated short film
"The Power of Hope" animated short film is written, directed and produced by Kalia Love Jones. She co-wrote "The Power of Hope" film's song and funded the film on her own to prove to her father how serious she was about the film. Kalia Love Jones looks up to influential female figures like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Ava DuVernay and spends hours every day drawing, crafting, and studying films to create unique animations. Kalia Love Jones is a 14 year old filmmaker that is inspiring young women to pursue their animation and filmmaking dreams. For more information, visit http://thepowerofhopefilm.com and follow @thepowerofhopefilm on Facebook and Instagram. For press interviews with Kalia Love Jones and on "The Power of Hope" animated short film, contact Tamara York of Tamara York Public Relations via email at tamara@tamarayorkpr.com.

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