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Obituary

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June 22nd

 Cast Member

Sorab Wadia Performs in  Touring Company of Aladdin on Broadway

2023

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February 12th, 2017

Maneesh Bidaye's  Production Work on Drake's Album Views Wins

 Grammy Award for

Best Rap Album

Congratulations, Maneesh! 

Maneesh has also received Grammy nominations for his production work on Giveon's Heartbreak Anniversary, as well as tracks with Dua Lipa, Rihanna, and Calvin Harris

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April 3rd, 2022

Falu wins

 Grammy Award for

Best Children's Music Album

Congratulations, Falu! 

Falu's songs are featured on the Diwal'Oween soundtrack.

She wrote the song "Happy Diwali" as an original for Diwal'Oween.

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May 20th

Screening at

Oberlin College 

 Lots of laughs at Sold Out Screening - Apollo Theater, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

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May 11th

DVD Release with

Cast Member

Bev Sheehan

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April 23rd

 Cast Member

Meetu Chilana Performs in

Off-Broadway's 

Monsoon Wedding

Cast member Meetu Chilana stars as Saroj Rai in an off-Broadway production of Monsoon Wedding at St. Anne's Warehouse in Brooklyn

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January 8th

 DVD Release with

Cast Member

Manvir Singh

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October 31st

Diwal'Oween 

Halloween Screening

Outdoor screening at South Mountain Reservation, one of our locations. Neighbors stopped to watch while trick-or-treating

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October 21st

 Diwali Celebration in

Soho House

DJ Rekha from our Soundtrack at SoHo House Diwali Celebration hosted by 1497 Lab

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October 14th   Diwal'Oween

Old Bridge Screening

Back to In-Person Screening at Old Bridge Public Library, NJ

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October 5th

 Diwali Festival in

West Orange

Diwali Festival hosted by United Asian Voices, West Orange, NJ

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September

 DVD's Release and Unboxing

Thanks to all our Buyers!

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March 17th

 Cast Member Swann Gruenn Appears on

Amy Schumer's Life and Beth on Hulu

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March 8th

 Cast Member

Meetu Chilana Appears in Bhangin' It

at La Jolla Playhouse

2021

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July 6th

 Cast Member

Abeer Khan Appears

on 

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

2020

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October 31

 Shot by Shot Interview on TV Asia 

Diwal'Oween is featured in episode 6 of Shot by Shot on TV Asia, aired for special Halloween programming. Thank you to producer Nidhi Kathuria for having us!

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October 28th

 Workshop & Screening at Harvard University during Diwali & Halloween Weekend

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October 27th

 West Orange Premiere of Diwal'Oween Draws Large Crowd

The independently-produced family comedy Diwal'Oween celebrates its West Orange premiere at West Orange Art Center in New Jersey.

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April 27th

 Won Best Editing at Apulia Webfest

Amazing time at

Apulia Webfest in Italy!

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December 7th

How to Celebrate Diwal'Oween at the Office!

A Diwal'Oween movie screening is part of the celebrations at Cisco's 7th Annual Diwal'Oween Office Party in San Jose, California.

 

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December

Filmmaker Highlights WO's Cultural Diversity

Essex News Daily features story about Diwal'Oween movie shooting in New Jersey.

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October 28th

 Screening at Maplewood

Diwali Festival

Actors Bev Sheehan and Swann Gruenn with director/producer/writer Shilpa Mankikar at Maplewood Diwali Festival in New Jersey.

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October 28th

Sold Out Screening at Maplewood Movie Theater

Sold out Diwal'Oween screening at Maplewood Movie Theater in collaboration with Maplewood Diwali Festival, followed by a performance by AUM Dance Creations.

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October 27th

 Screening at

Queens Library

Diwal'Oween proves to be a popular educational screening for Queens Public Library's Halloween week programming at its Flushing and Glen Oak locations.

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October 21st

 Halloween & Diwali

Screening at

Southampton UK

Film Festival,

Orange Screens Pub

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August

 Screening at

Canon Professional Support

 in Burbank 

Work-in-progress screening of Diwal'Oween for the Alliance of Women Directors at Canon Professional Service & Support Center in Burbank, California.

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August

 Diwal'Oween Wins Two Awards At

Central Java

Film Festival

Diwal'Oween is awarded two Platinum Star of Java awards-- one for Best International Short Film, and one for Best Director.

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August

 Awards Ceremony at Central Java

Film Festival

Diwal'Oween Won 3 Awards in 3 Indonesian Kingdoms

(Bali, Yogyakarta, and Borobudur)

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August

Diwal'Oween nominated for awards at the 2018 World Film Awards

in Bali

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July 24th

 Q&A at

Seoul Webfest

Director Shilpa Mankikar in a live question and answer session at Seoul Webfest in South Korea, where Diwal'Oween was nominated for 5 awards.

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July 24th

 Invited to Seoul Webfest FAMTour

Diwal'Oween proudly represents the USA at the 2018 Seoul Webfest. FAMTour took filmmakers from all over the world to neighboring cities Sangju and Chuncheon, where many international and Korean soap operas and films are shot! It was an unforgettable VIP experience that opened the door to potential co-productions in the future.

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June 20th

 Pitch Market at

Nashville Film-Com

Mitchell Galin: Production Manager, Writer, Producer for Stephen King's 

Pet Sematary (Left)

Beatles Impersonators (Right)

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April 21st

Nominated for Best Pilot at Vancouver Webfest 

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April 9th

 Cast member Sparrowhawk appears on High Maintenance on HBO

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March 23rd

 Cast and Director At Garden State Film Festival

Cast members Abeer Khan, Rehnuma Rahman, Manvir Singh, and director Shilpa Mankikar at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey.

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March 22nd

Director and Actor at Garden State Film Festival

Director Shilpa Mankikar with actor Rehnuma Rahman at the Garden State Film Festival.

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March 22nd

 Diwal'Oween Screening at

Asbury Park Senior Center

Diwal'Oween is screened at the Asbury Park Senior Center as part of the 2018 Garden State Film Festival. The team shot 5 days in New Jersey with support from the New Jersey Motion Picture & TV Commission. Asbury Park at the Jersey Shore helped launch the careers of Wendy Williams, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and many more.

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December

Screening at

Jodhphur International

Film Festival

Diwal'Oween has the last screening of the year in the Professional Shorts Competition at the 2017 Jodhpur International Film Festival in Rajasthan, India.

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November

 Interview By

WebVee Guide

Diwal'Oween director Shilpa Mankikar is interviewed by a correspondent from WebVee Guide, an online entertainment news outlet that focuses on webseries and independent projects.

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December

Diwal'Oween Wins

Second Place for

Best Webseries at

New Delhi Short Film Awards

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November 27th

Interview With Times of India

Diwal'Oween director Shilpa Mankikar discusses the forgotten story of influential Indian painter Vishwanath Nageshkar in an interview with The Times of India.

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November 4th

Won Best Family Series at Baltimore Next Media Webfest 

Diwal'Oween wins Best Family Series award at the 2017 Baltimore Next Media WebFest, hosted at the historic Patterson Theatre.

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November

Screening at

Rome Webfest

An excerpt of Diwal'Oween enters the competition at the 2017 Rome WebFest, hosted at the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art.

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September

Sparrowhawk Interview at Toronto Webfest

Sparrowhawk Caught on Fire is interviewed at the 2017 Toronto Webfest, where Diwal'Oween was nominated for two awards.

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July

Screening at

Berlin Webfest

Diwal'Oween teaser is screened in the lounge at the 2017

Berlin Webfest.

June

 Palm Springs

International Shortsfest

Thanks to all the distributors who contacted us from the

Palm Springs Market!

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May 17th

 Cannes Market

Short Film Corner

Thanks to all the distributors who contacted us from the

Cannes Market!

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May

Nominated at

Toronto Webfest

After years of development, casting, shooting, and editing, episode 5 of Diwal'Oween's webseries format previews at the 2017 Toronto Webfest, hosted in the CN Tower.

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