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!
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Antonio Campos, director; Josh Mond, Sean Durkin, producers
Taylor Greeson, producer/director
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Tom Quinn, director; Steve Beal, Tom Quinn, producers
Sita Sings the Blues
Nina Paley, producer/director
Jake Mahaffy, director; Jake Mahaffy, Jeff Clark, producers
And as always, big thanks to you friends, supporters, and viewers for helping my little film make its way in the world.