Monday, April 7, 2014

Another Festival Win for
Nagesh Kukunoor's 'Lakshmi'

Lakshmi wins Outstanding International Feature
at Toronto ReelWorld Film Fest, Washington DC

'Lakshmi', the latest film, in Hindi, from director Nagesh Kukunoor, deals with the bitter phenomenon of human trade and child prostitution behind curtains in rural areas of India. The film has been the official selection at Toronto Reel World, Washington DC, New York Indian Film Festival and the  Melbourne Indian Film Festivals. 'Lakshmi' also won the Audience Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival held in January 2014.

Announced today that it is presenting 79 films and videos during its eight-day festival, being held from April 2 to 6, 2014 in Toronto and from April 11 to 13, 2014 in Markham.

In her opening remarks, Founder and Executive Director Actress Tonya Williams said: “We’re bringing 25 features to screens in Toronto and Markham this year, along with 37 shorts, eight webisodes and nine music videos. Once again we’re introducing audiences to new Canadian talent from the Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern and South Asian communities.”

The 2014 ReelWorld Film Festival is showcasing 70% Canadian content, and presenting films from Australia, China, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Grenada, Guadeloupe, India, Iraq, Jamaica, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, The United Kingdom, and the USA.

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