OOPS.. I forgot to mention that Amen's entry at Cardiff and also Seattle has been possible because the KASHISH team had sent the film to these festivals.
I urge all of you budding film makers, .. to send their films to look for the announcement of Kashish film festival and send their films there.. for if it catches the eye of the jury.. :) it stands a chance to travel places all across the globe. :-) thanks sridhar, sagar and team - Kashish for this. :) ________________________________ From: Aham <aham.ra...@yahoo.com> To: Gay Underscore <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "gaybom...@googlegroups.com" <gaybom...@googlegroups.com>; gb <gaybom...@yahoogroups.com>; lgbt india <lgbt-in...@yahoogroups.com>; Humsafar Dost <humsafard...@yahoogroups.com>; bombay dost <bombay-d...@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:45 PM Subject: AMEN amongst top 30 gay films PLAYING TODAY@ IRIS PRIZE festival, Cardiff Dear Queer-Near-And-Dear On behalf of team - AMEN, I take immense pleasure in sharing with you that our film has crossed borders of India and has traveled to several states within india and now several countries. Below is the list of festivals that Amen has traveled. « Engendered I View Film Festival New York, 2010 « 9th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai, 2010 « 16th Annual Chéries-Cherish Paris Film Festival, 2010 « Yes India Film Festival, New Zealand, 2010 « 4th Nigah Queer Fest, New Delhi, 2010 « 6th ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Thissur, 2011 « Fort Meyers International Film Festival, Florida, 2011 « 13th Q Cinema, Forth Worth’s gay & Lesbian International Film Festival « Kashish Mubmai International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2011 « Newfest, The New York LGBT Film Festival, NY, 2011 « 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala, 2011 « Asian Hot Shots, Berlin, 2011 « 10th Q ! Film Festival, Indonesia, 2011 « Cinemarosa Film Screening, New York, 2011 « Iris Prize Film Festival, Cardiff, UK, 2011 « 16th Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2011 « 7th Seattle South Asia Film Festival 2011 Today, we have a screening at Cardiff today (Friday, Oct 7) at 7pm. http://www.irisprize.org/festival-programme/ Amen has been chosen from india. and AMEN is the ONLY film from India at this festival of the TOP 30 Films from across the world. For those who have not seen the film - kindly look for the trailer here AMEN TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=9OpdEKou9wY Amen Trailer featuring Andy:http://youtu.be/3NS9k0S61gE Amen Trailer featuring Harry: http://youtu.be/Gy-yqwBSXZU/ Amen on FB : www.facebook.com/amen2010 Deep - one of the two behind-the-scenes karta-dharta of the Film just told me that the director of Cardiff festival had seen Amen at Kashish. We are very grateful to kashish mumbai queer film festival for giving us the opportunity to screen Amen and thus facilitate this contact. Here is what Khalid Mohammad read out as the Jury's Citation for Amen at Kashish. "For the sensitive depiction of the little discussed aspect of same gender dating through websites; the film’s assertive conclusion, credible performances, and technical assurance." we are very Happy To Share... if you are in Cardiff this shaam. Do remember to watch Amen. Pucca... Okay! In Joy :) Aham - (alias) Harish Iyer www.hiyer.net