New England Malayalee Association’s blog

September 9, 2009

NEMA Ist annual Short film competition – Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 1st Annual NEMA short
film competition.

The final five submissions were

1. “Are You From India?” by Team Pandarakalam
2. “Aspirations” by H1N1 Productions
3. “Blueberry Killer” by Chillara Creations
4. “Fortune Cookies” by Minnesota Malayalees
5. “Yaathranantharam” by Team VAAS

We were fortunate to have the following individuals in our judging panel;
1. Abi Varghese of the Akkara Kazhcha team
2. Ajayan Venugopalan of Akkara Kazhcha team
3. Anup Sugunan – a professional actor/director based in Hollywood, CA.

Teams H1N1 Productions and Minnesota Malayalees started out with 5
penalty points for exceeding the allocated 10 minutes.

Leading teams in individual categories were as follows :
1. Cinematography  – VAAS
2. Screenplay – Minnesota Malayalees
3. Acting(Film) OR Subject Matter (Documentary) – H1N1
4. Sound/Technical Aspects – H1N1
5. Creativity – Minnesota Malayalees
6. Overall Impression – H1N1

The judges have weighed in and the WINNER is … (drumroll
please)….”Aspirations” by H1N1 Productions(Part 1 and Part 2).  The judges were
unanimous in their decision and H1N1 Productions won inspite of
starting with a five point penalty.

Click here for the play list of final 5 entries.

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