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 Youâ„¢

Antonio Campos, director; Josh Mond, Sean Durkin, producers
Taylor Greeson, producer/director
The New Year Parade
Tom Quinn, director; Steve Beal, Tom Quinn, producers
Sita Sings the Blues
Nina Paley, producer/director
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.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

4 thoughts on “Publicity Bitch sez: Awards!”

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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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