Gasparilla Film Fest Recognizes Joe Monks

by Rob Caprilozzi

The Gasparilla Film Fest recognized blind filmmaker, Joe Monks, with an Achievement in Cinema Award.

After being presented with the award by St. Petersburg Times entertainment writer Steve Persall, Monks gave an acceptance speech that encouraged those facing challenges-beyond just filmmakers–not to let their hardships prevent them from attaining their goals.

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