In May 2013, Destinyman.com featured an interview with Inside Story Director Rolie Nikiwe. When asked about the awards the movie has won, Rolie responded “It's an affirmation that we have made a working project, one that an audience might make an effort to see. One such moment was when the LA Weekly called Inside Story “a resounding success”. It definitely was a proud moment for me.”
New York Festival's World's Best Television & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Inside Story received three awards: a Gold Award in the United Nations Department of Public Information category; a Silver Award for Society and Social Issues Films; and a Silver Award for Feature Film.
The Toronto Black Film Festival calls Inside Story a "remarkably honest account of the impact of HIV and AIDS." As part of the festival, Inside Story screened at the Carlton Cinema on February 16, 2013.
Inside Story has received many accolades for its science and health messages, been recognized for its African cast and set, and, in December 2012, demonstrated its impact as a sports drama, winning honorable mention in the Best Sports Feature category at the Sport Movies & Tv 2013 – 31st Milano International FICTS Fest - the worldwide event dedicated to Sport, TV, culture, cinema and communication.
Next week, thousands of leading scientists, public health experts and policy makers will gather in Washington, DC for the 19th Annual International AIDS Conference to address the HIV epidemic. The theme of AIDS 2012 is "Turning the Tide Together," and the organizers have put the call out for those seeking to eradicate HIV to define what that means. In the case of DCGEP and Inside Story, the answer is simple: