Hormel Foods announced it will present six powerful and hope-filled short films during a five-day virtual film festival, starting Monday, May 11, and running through May 15. Each film profiles uncommon heroes ranging in age from 12 to 101 who show us that it is possible to thrive against incredible odds.

The films will premiere live on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/hormelfoodscorp) at 12 p.m. CT, every day during the week, followed by a live discussion between the filmmakers and some of the films’ subjects. Hormel Foods collaborates with expert writers and filmmakers to capture the stories of inspired people who connect with the company. The films premiering in the Hormel Film Festival were made by award-winning filmmakers and documentarians Scott Balcerek and David Munro, produced by EMMY® winner Garrett Law of Attention Span Media, and led by the corporate communications team and the award-winning film team at Hormel Foods including Michael Yaremchuk, Rene Lazaro and Gene Lifka.

The event will also spotlight nonprofit organizations, each with a unique connection to the stories and the subjects of the films. Supported causes will include advocacy for the deaf and hard of hearing community, support for those with autism, business development for women, military and veterans, and hunger-relief efforts.

View the whole schedule and learn more about these amazing stories at www.HormelFilmFestival.com.