12th Award! Mayor's Proclamation West Orange, NJ at West Orange Arts Center (USA)
11th Award! Best Production Design at Circle City Film Fest Indianapolis (USA)
10th Award! Winner - Best Editing - Apulia Webfest (Italy)
Thanks to Apulia Webfest - Diwal'Oween won Best Editing - our 10th Award!
Best Family Series at Baltimore New Media WebFest (USA)
Diwal'Oween won Best Family Series at the Baltimore New Media WebFest. A 10-min excerpt screened at the Baltimore Creative Alliance's Historic Patterson Theater & Ideal Theater. A great festival with some hilarious and moving Series. A lot of Women Creators and Winners!
Amazing time at Apulia Webfest, Italy!
8th & 9th Awards from Bali, Yogyakarta, Central Java Film Festivals, Indonesia
8th & 9th Awards from Bali, Yogyakarta, Central Java Film Fest, Indonesia. The Awards were presented by the Kings of Indonesia, so we were asked to wear our "National Dress." There is no "Official American National Dress," because we are a Patchwork of Cultures. So Shilpa Mankikar represented the USA in Diwali formal attire! She could have also worn a Halloween Costume...
Sold Out at Maplewood Movie Theater w/ Diwali Festival NJ
Actors Bev Sheehan & Swann Gruen with Writer/Director/Producer Shilpa Mankikar at Maplewood Diwali Festival, New Jersey, USA
Essex News Daily, West Orange Chronicle, News-Record of Maplewood and South Orange
Essex News Daily feature story about Diwal'Oween shooting in New Jersey
Gold Prize - APIFFA
Diwal'Oween won the Gold Prize for Short Films at the APIFA in Indonesia - including the Kingdoms of Bali, Central Java, and Yogyakarta!
Screening at Cisco's 7th Annual Diwalloween Office Party in San Jose, CA, USA
Nominated for Best Dramedy at Asia Web Awards
Wow! Diwal'Oween is nominated for Best Dramedy at the Asia Web Awards - Live Broadcast December 15th!
Diwal'Oween Case Study at School of Visual Arts (SVA) Masters in Directing Program with Professor Merle Augustin
Talked about Production, Writing, Ptiching, Casting, Multi-cam, and Directing Kids at the SVA Masters in Directing Program in Professor Merle Augustin's class.
Audience Award & Best Actor (Swann Gruen) at JC Halloween Popup Festival (USA)
Audience Award & Best Actor (Swann Gruen) at Jersey City Halloween Popup Festival (USA) - curated by Kevin Smith's Producers. Jersey City has a high South Asian American population, and many of our Cast & Crew are originally from New Jersey.
Nominee for Best Pilot at Vancouver WebFest!
Nominated at Southampton International Film Festival (UK)
Diwal'Oween was nominated for Best Short Screenplay and Best Comedy at the Southampton UK Film 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)
Winner - 2nd Place - Web Series - New Delhi Short Film Awards hosted by Jaipur International Film Festival (India)
Kid-Approved by Kids First! & Coalition for Quality Children's Media (USA)
indieFEST Award of Merit - Best October Programming - San Diego
Winner - Platinum Star of Java Award - Director Shilpa Mankikar (Diwal'Oween) - Central Java International Film Festival, Yogyakarta, Indonesia - October 2018
Winner - Platinum Star of Java - Kingdom of Yogyakarta Awards Ceremony - September 2018
Shilpa Mankikar won the Platinum Star of Java Award for Director at the Yogyakarta Film Festival in Indonesia - October 2018 - Presented by the King of Yogyakarta, Central Java.
Winner - International Short Film - Platinum Star of Java Award - King's Palace, Bali, Indonesia - 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.
Closing Ceremony - Bali Film Awards - Indonesia
Diwal'Oween won Best International Short Film - Platinum Star of Java - September 2018. Here is the final awards ceremony.
Winner - Platinum Star of Java Award - Bali, Central Java International Film Festival, Bali, Indonesia - September 2018
Bali Film Awards
Diwal'Oween was awarded at the Bali Film Awards 2018
Nominated at Southampton (UK) International Film Festival
Central Java International Film Festival, Indonesia - Awards on DKR TV Indonesia
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.
Seoul Webfest FamTour 2018 (South Korea)
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.
Seoul Webfest (South Korea)
Diwal'Oween was Nominated in 4 Categories at Seoul Webfest!
Best Comedy, Best Editing, Best Ensemble Cast, & Best Kids!
Official Selection at Film-Com Pitch Market, Nashville
August 15-17 Nominee at Seoul Webfest
Diwal'Oween is Nomated in 4 Categories at Seoul Webfest:
- Best Comedy
- Best Editing
- Best Ensemble Cast
- Best Kids (Abeer Khan)
Cast & Director at Garden State Film Festival (USA) March 27, 2018
Cast Members Abeer Khan, Rehnuma Rahman, Manvir Singh, & Director Shilpa Mankikar at Garden State Film Festival (USA) March 27, 2018
Garden State Film Festival (USA) 2018 - Director Shilpa Mankikar & Actor Rehnuma Rahman
Sunday March 25 2:45pm
Diwal'Oween is screening Sunday March 25th at 2:45pm at the 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.
Sparrowhawk Interview at Toronto Webfest
Sparrowhawk Interview at Toronto Webfest, where Diwal'Oween was nominated for Best Family Content & Best Diverse Presentation!
Jodhpur International Film Festival
Last screening of the year in the Professional Shorts Competition at Jodhpur International Film Festival, Rajasthan, India.
Interview by WebVee Guide
Interview by WebVee Guide live on Facebook
Audience Award & Best Actor (Swann Gruen) at Jersey City Popup Festival
Our Work in Progress won an Audience Award & Best Actor (Swann Gruen) at the Jersey City PopUp Festival! Meetu Chilana was nominated for Best Actress. Cast members Susham Bedi, Sparrowhawk Caught in Fire, & Bev Sheehan attended. The October 29th Festival "popped up" in honor of Halloween. It was curated by two Producers from Kevin Smith's team. It featured a lot of Horror and local Creators. Jersey City also has a massive South Asian American community on Newark Ave. We were proud to have shot part of Diwal'Oween in Jersey!
Shot by Shot Interview on TV Asia 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.
Largo Awards in Switzerland
Diwal'Oween is a Nominee for Best Web Series at the Largo Awards in Switzerland!
Nominee for 2 Awards at Toronto WebFest
Baltimore New Media WebFest
Kids First! Film Festival
Diwal'Oween is an Official Selection of the Kids First! Film Festival, which screens at 50 venues around the United States.
Preselected Cinema London September 22, 2017
Screening a teaser at WebFest Berlin Lounge Sept 8-9th!
Palm Springs ShortsFest
Thanks to all the Distributors who contacted us from the Palm Springs Market!
Cannes Market Short Film Corner
We will be at the Cannes Market looking for Distribution and Marketing partners. Catalogue ID #17SFC3193