The Guild for Human Services has been recognized with an Award of Excellence in the 28th Annual Communicator Awards for its short documentary, The World Got Smaller: The Spirit of The Guild During COVID-19. Produced by Viamark Video, the film features interviews with Guild staff, students, residents, parents, and community partners and provides a first-hand look at how the pandemic curtailed the community life of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. The 28th Annual Communicator Awards received over 4,000 entries from ad firms, digital firms, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.

The Awards of Excellence are led by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.

The World Got Smaller was recognized as an Award of Excellence Winner, the highest honor granted by the AIVA.

“We’re thrilled that the film is being recognized for showing how the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed community life and choice for people with intellectual disabilities,” said Amy C. Sousa, CEO of The Guild for Human Services. “The World Got Smaller demonstrates how crucial it is to continue working towards creating inclusive communities.”

The Guild is continuing to screen the film to community groups and other human services organizations on a limited release. For more information visit