Audience Awards Impact Award Honors Yarrow Kraner
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Audience Awards Impact Award Honors Yarrow Kraner

On Dec 6th, 2019, the Audience Award’s Audfest Film + Innovation Fest honored Yarrow Kraner, Founder of HATCH and with the Impact Award.

Past recipients of the Impact Award include actor Matthew Lillard (Founder Five Slamma Jamma), Jacques Thelemaque (President of the Los Angeles film collective Filmmakers Alliance), Effie T. Brown  (producer, Rocket Science, Real Women Have Curves, Everyday People, Project Greenlight and more), and Ondi Timoner (3X Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance, and Grammy-nominated director).

“I met Yarrow a couple of years ago when I was first invited to attend a HATCH Summit. What transpired over those four days was life-changing. I met many talented, creative, entrepreneurial individuals with whom I resonated, who were dedicating themselves to foster a better world. And that’s what Yarrow does best – connecting people to HATCH a better world. The network he has created has had such a deep impact on my life, and on the lives of countless others. I cannot think of a better person to receive the 2019 AudFest Impact Award and I cannot wait to honor one of my heroes.”  – Paige Williams, Founder/CEO, Audience Awards + AudFest

Founded in 2004, HATCH is a global network for good, accelerating solutions to global challenges by fueling extraordinary humans to HATCH a Better World. HATCH is a non-profit that consists of two annual summits, year-round think tanks, and an ecosystem of partner events. The ultimate goal is to accelerate solutions to global challenges in alignment with the U.N. global goals. Thousands of impactful collaborations have resulted. 

Learn more about Yarrow, and the Audfest Impact Award HERE.

Audience Awards CEO, Paige Williams, who started her career as a documentary filmmaker, founded Audience Awards in 2013 and has been a vocal supporter of the Montana film industry and start-up community. The company specializes in connecting aspiring filmmakers with sponsors, festivals and media outlets and has worked with Hilton Worldwide, 21st Century Fox, Better Business Bureau and GoDaddy to support filmmakers and produce valuable content for the brands with which they work. AudFest is an annual celebration of filmmakers, brands and supporters bringing together changemakers from around the world to make big things happen.