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About the Truly Moving Picture Award

The Truly Moving Picture Award (TMPA) is a way to honor select theatrically-released films that offer more than mere entertainment.

We bestow this award on approximately 15-20 films a year that inspire, educate and engage audiences and filmmakers alike. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration.

By bestowing this award to qualifying films, it allows studios and distributors to inform potential audiences of a film’s transformative power and likewise, it allows moviegoers to identify great films that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.

Truly Moving Picture Award A Truly Moving Picture is a film that promotes positive change in people’s lives through the transformative power of film.
Truly Moving Picture Award A Truly Moving Picture is truthful – it does not lie or bend the truth for someone’s personal agenda. It shows and does not tell.
Truly Moving Picture Award A Truly Moving Picture moves us towards something, an action or emotion, inspiring us to be better and to strive for something greater than ourselves. It can bring light to an ignored issue or it may reflect our personal flaws or pain, forcing us to address them.
Truly Moving Picture Award A Truly Moving Pictures strives to serve rather than shock the audience.
Truly Moving Picture Award A Truly Moving Picture does not merely entertain the audience but also provokes active thought, forcing the audience to consider something they may not have previously considered. Although a Truly Moving Picture should in some way be entertaining, it is not the primary goal of the film.
Truly Moving Picture Award A Truly Moving Picture must in some way embrace one or some of our values of integrity, honesty, truth, hope, tolerance, respect, human dignity, beauty, grace, charm, reconciliation, redemption, honor, sacrifice, courage, spirit, heroism, humility, compassion, faith and fidelity.

Discussion guides for select films have been created to facilitate further interaction. These guides provide a framework for debating and discussing the film’s characteristics from both an artistic expression standpoint as well as overall message, themes and meanings. Browse films with Discussion Guides »