Publicity Bitch sez: Awards!

It doesn’t come off as humble, but my alter-ego Publicity Bitch has some exciting awards news about Sita Sings the Blues.

First, from the the 37th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal:

the prestigious Z Télé Grand Prize – prestigious because it is voted upon by those who actually buy tickets to films in the festival – went to Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley’s riotous animated musical appropriation of the Indian lit classic, Ramayana, billed as “the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told.” (link)

Thank you, Montreal!

Second, today IFP announced its nominees for the 2008 Gotham Awards:

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You™

Afterschool
Antonio Campos, director; Josh Mond, Sean Durkin, producers
Meadowlark
Taylor Greeson, producer/director
The New Year Parade
Tom Quinn, director; Steve Beal, Tom Quinn, producers
Sita Sings the Blues
Nina Paley, producer/director
Wellness
Jake Mahaffy, director; Jake Mahaffy, Jeff Clark, producers

Thanks, IFP!

And as always, big thanks to you friends, supporters, and viewers for helping my little film make its way in the world.

4 comments to Publicity Bitch sez: Awards!

  • Patrick Di Justo

    So it doesn’t come off as humble: Is there are reason why it has to be humble?? This is all great news! You shouldn’t be humble!

    Is there a way we can vote, or influence the vote?

  • Congrats. Wish I’d cottoned to the Montreal screening; coulda pitched it to a some pals & gotten you a few more adoring fans. Not that you need more.

  • reading the huge list of shows, surprisingly (or maybe not) didn’t find any show listing in india. Is that going to change soon?

  • Some festivals in India are working on getting their committees to approve it, but it’s difficult as the film may provoke fundamentalists there. Fingers crossed…

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