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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:40 PM


Catholic group gives top prize to BYU film ‘Silent Night’ [View all]

Published on Jun 20, 2013 11:37AM

The Catholic Academy for Communication Professionals is giving a Brigham Young University original film project its highest honor: the 2013 Gabriel Award for "best entertainment."

"Silent Night," a full-length, BYUtv movie, was filmed in Austria and tells the story of the popular Christmas carol, written in the 19th century by priest and composer Joseph Mohr.

The international Vatican-approved communications organization for the Catholic Church was looking for works that "uplift and nourish the human spirit." A Gabriel-worthy film "affirms the dignity of human persons; it recognizes and upholds universally recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence," according to a news release.

"BYUtv’s ‘Silent Night’ exemplifies the Gabriel ideal of programming that celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit in an enriching and entertaining way," John Kearns, chair of the Gabriel Awards, said in the release.

Note, this is not the "Silent Night" horror movie also released last year.

Although comparing the two underscores the purpose of the Gabriel Award.

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