News & Screenings


Congrats Falu!

Grammy Win

Best Children's Album 2022

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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Swann Gruen

on Amy Schumer's Life and Beth

on Hulu

Cast Member

Abeer Khan

on Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

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In Memoriam

Susham Bedi

Cast Member


In Memoriam

Chris Cottom

Cast Member


Cast Member

Sparrowhawk on


High Maintenance


Masks & Merchandise




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 November 7, 2019

The independently produced “Diwal’Oween” family comedy celebrated its West Orange premiere at the West Orange Arts Center in New Jersey.


Amazing time at Apulia Webfest, Italy!

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April 12, 2019

Essex News Daily feature story about Diwal'Oween shooting in New Jersey


Actors Bev Sheehan & Swann Gruen with Writer/Director/Producer Shilpa Mankikar at Maplewood Diwali Festival, New Jersey, USA


October 2018

A Screening of Diwal'Oween at Cisco's

7th Annual Diwal'Oween Office Party

in San Jose, CA, USA


Sold Out Screening at Maplewood Movie Theater in collaboration with Diwali Festival NJ. Cast members Swann Gruen and Bev Sheehan were in attendance. Followed by Aum Dance Creations from Diwal'Oween performing at the Diwali Festival.


Diwal'Oween was a popular Educational Screening Halloween week at Queens Library Flushing & Glen Oaks locations.



WIP Screening at Canon Burbank with Alliance of Women Directors (USA)


August 25, 2018

Diwal'Oween was proud to represent the USA at the 2018 Seoul Webfest. The FamTour took International Filmmakers to neighboring cities Sangju & Chuncheon, where many international and Korean soap operas and films are shot! It was an unforgettable VIP cultural experience, which may open the door for future Co-Productions.


August 17, 2018

A Live Question and Answer Session at the 2018 Seoul Webfest in South Korea, where Diwal'Oween was nominated for 5 awards.

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September, 2018

Diwal'Oween Won for International Short Film - Platinum Star of Java Award - Bali, Indonesia - Presented by the King of Bali at his Palace


October 30th

Diwal'Oween was featured in Shot by Shot Episode 6 on TV Asia - Aired in honor of Halloween at 7:30pm on October 30th! Thanks to Producer Nidhi Kathuria for having us.

September, 2018

Diwal'Oween won Best International Short Film - Platinum Star of Java - September 2018. Here is the final awards ceremony.

October 25th, 2018

Diwal'Oween was awarded at the Bali Film Awards 2018

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August 2018

Diwal’Oween is an official selection in the Central Java Film Festival in Indonesia. Here is the Awards Night with King Mangkunegaran at the ancient temple of Borobodhur.

September 2018

Shilpa Mankikar won the Platinum Star of Java Award for Director at the Yogyakarta Film Festival in Indonesia - Presented by the King of Yogyakarta, Central Java.

March 27, 2018

Cast Members Abeer Khan, Rehnuma Rahman, Manvir Singh, & Director Shilpa Mankikar at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, USA.

March 27, 2018

Director Shilpa Mankikar & Actor Rehnuma Rahman (Officer Amina Ahmed) at Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey, USA.


March 25, 2018

Diwal'Oween was screened at Garden State Film Festival at the Asbury Park Senior Center! We shot 5 days in the Garden State with support form the New Jersey Motion Picture & TV Commission. Asbury Park at the Jersey Shore launched the careers of Wendy Williams, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and many more.


Last screening of the year in the Professional Shorts Competition at Jodhpur International Film Festival, Rajasthan, India.


November 5, 2017

Interview by WebVee Guide live on Facebook


Sparrowhawk Interview at Toronto Webfest, where Diwal'Oween was nominated for Best Family Content & Best Diverse Presentation


November 27, 2017

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


Diwal'Oween won Best Family Series

Nov 4-5th at the Baltimore WebFest at the Historic Patterson Theatre! Hosted by Creative Alliance.



An Excerpt of Diwal'Oween is in Competition in Rome in November! Roma WebFest at the Maxxi National Museum of Comtemporary Art.

September 8-9, 2017

Diwal'Oween teaser screened at Webfest Berlin Lounge


We will be at the Cannes Market looking for Distribution and Marketing partners. Catalogue ID #17SFC3193

May 25-27, 2017

After almost 2 years of Development, Casting, Shooting, and Editing -- Episode 5 will be previewing at Toronto Webfest at the CN Tower!



Thanks to all the Distributors who contacted us from the Palm Springs Market!