Awards   Prix d'aide à la Création au 31e Festival en Plein Air de Grenoble, France Prix de la Ville de Mesnil-le-Roi , France Prix de l'émotion au  Festival de Fontainebleau, France Special Mention at Another Look Euromedcafe, Fondazione Mediterraneo, Naples Golden Horse at the 16th Mediterranean Festival of New Films, Larissa, Greece Best Narrative Film at the 12th Annual Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, MO, USA Special Mention at Euroshorts in Warsaw, Poland Audience Award at... [Lire la suite]
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Berlinale 2008

This February, Saving Mom and Dad will be showcased at one of the world's festivals.  Since its first edition in 1951, Berlin has risen to the top of film festivals, considered by many to be among the very best, along with Sundance, Toronto and Cannes.  Each year, the Berlinale selects a few young rising stars in the film industry to come and make contacts to get future projects off the ground. The concept is known as the Talent Campus, and this year  SMD producer Julien Monestiez was selected from among... [Lire la suite]
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Los Angeles screenings this February

Mark your calendars for February 11th at 4:10pm and February 18th at 11:30am, Saving Mom and Dad returns to L.A. for screenings as part of the official selection at the Pan African Film Festival. The shows will be at theAMC Magic Johnson Crenshaw 154020 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008 Tickets can be reserved at the website.  If you missed the movie last September when it showed in LA or you want to see it again and bring your friends - it would be a pleasure to have you at one... [Lire la suite]
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Audience Award in Italy

Just a fortnight after winning at Euroshorts in Warsaw, Saving Mom and Dad rolled into the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival.  In its seventh year now, this Italian festival specializes in films related to India.  It has gained a great reputation throughout Italy as well as in India and the Indian diaspora.  This year was a banner year for River to River.  For the first time, the festival was held in the Cinema Gambrinus, a gorgeous cinema built at the dawn of moving pictures.  This red... [Lire la suite]
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"Uratowa mam i tat" gets Special Mention !!!

Uratowa mam i tat.  This is the Polish language translation of the title Saving Mom and Dad, as presented in the program guide of Euroshorts 2007.  The festival took place this past weekend in Warsaw. Saving Mom and Dad was among the four films recognized in the Fiction Category of Euroshorts 2007. The prizes for The Best Fiction Direction went to: My Mother directed by Elaine Wickham (United Kingdom) and to The Cleaner, directed by Noel Kearns (United Kingdom). The were also two Special Mentions... [Lire la suite]
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Finally in India

After screenings in North America and Europe, SMD finally made it to its first Indian audiences as the film made its Asia premiere in Calcutta at the 13th Kolkata Film Festival.  The film played to a packed house of Bengali film lovers which included many children with their parents.  Director Kartik Singh was met with congratulations from audience members after the screening and even signed autographs for people.But the most remarkable part of the screening was that it came at a time of great unrest in... [Lire la suite]
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Three Smaller US Cities This Fall

This Fall, after some play in Europe and larger markets like LA and New York, Saving Mom and Dad is being shown in some smaller US venues, places that are more maybe representative of American values and culture. Bend, Oregon is home to BendFilm. In early October, we had the opportunity to show in front of a feature. Usually festivals show short films in blocks and it is kind of grab bag. I find that depending upon what other films are in the program and the order of the films screened, people can be more or less receptive... [Lire la suite]
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Travelogue: Bradford, UK - September 2007

Friday, 21 September 2007 I had never been to the North of England, and I kept thinking it would be just like the images I had from East is East, my favorite Indian diaspora film.  After a comfortable flight in, and a major traffic jam getting in to Bradford,  I managed to get to the National Museum just in time to snag a glass of white wine at the opening night cocktail.  A lively dance troupe was working the crowd and in a corner, I saw a cameraman interviewing Jimi Mistry (star of East is East). ... [Lire la suite]
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