Premaya Nam faces tough competition in the Best Film category, which boasts an ensemble of critically acclaimed movies representing the South Asian subcontinent, many of which have won multiple awards at renowned international film festivals across the globe, such as Masaan the winner of FIPRESCI Prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in Premaya Nam has had the rare distinction of representing Sri Lanka in prominent film festivals across three continents, which include Asia, Europe and the Americas. So far, the screenings of the movie, from Beijing in the East to Hollywood in the West, have met with equally warm reception from diverse audiences, featuring different countries and different cultures. Premaya Nam has its unique place in the Sri Lankan cinema, as the first live action feature film to be directed by two brothers in its 70 year history.
Chicago South Asian Film Festival
First Chicago South Asian Film Festival in October — Niles news, photos and events — zoominformatico.com
A carefully curated collection of independent films, shorts, documentaries, events and discussions will create the three day Festival experience. Azmi will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Opening Night will close with the Chicago premiere of Newton by director Amit Masurkar and includes dynamic performances by Rajkummar Rao. Newton premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews earlier this year. Rao after the film. On September 30th and October 1st, festival activities will be primarily centered in the city of Chicago, where we will have the Chicago premiere of such films as Sonata, Trapped and Gurgaon.
The Festival gives South Asian talent, stories and themes a world platform and is committed to providing an experie Read more. Need admin access?
The greater Chicagoland area is home to over 50 independent film festivals, ranging from one-day student showcases to multi-week extravaganzas. The Film Festival Symposium will bring together leaders, board members, and staff from these various festivals to hold an industry-wide discussion addressing shared challenges and opportunities. How must film festivals evolve in order to meet the demands of 21st-century audiences?