AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017
York, United Kingdom
November 8 – 12, 2017
SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Saturday October 14th 2017, Forlì Italy
40th ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
July 26 – Aug 5, 2017, NEW YORK
Monday, July 27th, 8:30pm.
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021
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The American Pavilion, Cannes 2017
Emerging Filmmaker Showcase
Published Apr 19, 2017 in American Film Institute Blog, Los Angeles, USA
The event, sponsored by Lifetime, served as an introduction to the eight DWW Class of 2017 graduates and their original work in episodic and short film storytelling. Read Full Article
April 18, 2017, Directors Guild of America,
7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
By invitation Only
Manjari is an Indian Writer-Director based in Los Angeles and one of 8 women directors to be part of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women (AFIDWW) in 2016. An award winning filmmaker of three versatile shorts: THE LAST MARBLE, THE CORNER TABLE and I SEE YOU.
Her films have won prestigious awards in India, USA, Europe and Australia and have played in festivals like Clermont Ferrand, Rochester, and Emerging Filmmakers showcase at the American Pavilion at Cannes among others. A finalist for the Warner Bros, Emerging Filmmakers Program and the second Indian woman to be ever selected for the AFI DWW, she was awarded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation Grant. Recently, she was invited as a panelist to discuss the ‘Toolkit for Success’ at the Women in Entertainment Summit.
In 2015, her feature script, CITY OF GOLD, about the plight of Indian migrant workers in the Middle East labor camps was nominated for the Nate Wilson Award at the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA.
She’s worked under the guidance of incredible filmmakers like Christopher Nolan on Dunkirk and Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman. She’s also worked as the 2nd-2nd Assistant Director for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Mission Impossible 4’and on Bollywood features like ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’, ‘Wake Up Sid’ and ‘Gandhi of the Month’ starring Harvey Keitel.
Her vision for storytelling and her diverse film experience, both in India and America, has served as a fertile ground to craft her unique voice as a filmmaker.
Emmanuel Pappas is based in Los Angeles. He has produced award winning features including ‘MAYA’ and’ ‘RETURN TO RAJAPUR’. His credits as a production manager include / Indian schedules of Disney’s ‘HEXXE LILLI’, ‘EIGHT MILES HIGH’ Peter Weir’s ‘THE WAY BACK’ and Warner Bros. ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’. Emmanuel has 15 years production experience filming in South Asia. He’s worked on projects in Australia, Germany, France, Pacific Islands and the United States. In 2014, he joined Warner Bros. Feature Production where he works in the physical production department that oversees films such as ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’, ‘WONDER WOMAN’, BATMAN vs SUPERMAN’ , ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ and ‘WAR DOGS’ among other upcoming titles.