Indy Short: Wendy Dent Premieres 'December 25' at Palm Springs International ShortFest
Award winning Australian writer-filmmaker Wendy Dent, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader 2013-2018 and University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Visiting Scholar 2012-2013 has premiered her new film 'December 25' at Palm Springs International ShortFest. She returned to California for the prestigious film festival, directly from her attendance at the World Economic Forum of the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit and the World Economic Forum of East Asia in Myanmar, and the Sydney Film Festival premiere of her film.
Drawn from a highly competitive pool of several thousand candidates nominated from around the globe, Wendy Dent is one of 199 Young Global Leaders (YGLs) chosen as the class of 2013 by a committee chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The selection was based on the proven track record of her leadership experience, record of professional accomplishments, ability to overcome adversity and commitment to society.
Wendy Dent is joined by William James Adams (aka Will.I.Am) as the selected Los Angeles-based honorees. She is included in the US Young Global Leaders class of 2013 list together with the country's highest achievers, such as Chelsea Clinton, Randi Zuckerberg, and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
As a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Dent is given a five year term to participate in the World Economic Forums. She has begun her term by joining the Young Global Leaders' FutureDev Summit in Washington in March. She then participated in last month's World Economic Forum of the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea in Jordan, where she met Queen Rania Al Abdullah in the Queen's private meeting with the Young Global Leaders in attendance.