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We won the AMANDA for Best Documentary

We won AMANDA for Best Documentary in Haugesund, Norway. The award is the Norwegain version of Oscar. We are extreemly happy and proud, it is such an great honour to receive this award.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way, both financially and creatively. And not least, thank you ever so much brave, beautiful, and strong Thulasi who dared to share her story with us.

 

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Nominated for the Amanda Award

Today Light Fly, Fly High has been nominated for the prestigious Amanda award for best documentary handed out during The Norwegian International Film Festival  in Haugesund 16-22 August 2014.

We have been nominated together with En prest og en plage produced by Benedicte Bredesen and directed by Fridtjof Kjæreng and Love City, Jalalabad produced by Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner and George Gittoes, directed by George Gittoes.

Fingers crossed!

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For our Norwegian readers, see articles on nrk.no and rushprint.no

Winner of the Impact Award in Australia

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We are very proud to have received the Impact Award for Best Feature Film at Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Australia!

The jury states:

This is an extraordinary film about an extraordinary person. It is, in my view, a clear-cut winner in all four categories, a perfect example of the power of story in exposing a range of injustices (…). Music, sound, cinematography, story combine to produce an inspiring intimate portrait of a woman of great courage, tenacity and integrity!

- Arnold Zable, HRAFF 2014 Judge and award Winning Author.

Winner of One World Media Award

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Winner of One World Media Award for Best Documentary in London

The award jury states:

“Relevatory, unpredictable, and highly engaging. With excellent narrative control throughout, a well-chosen and deserving character was intimately and beautifully observed. This was a difficult subject and the documentary a microcosm for women’s issues that badly need highlighting. It brilliantly met all criteria agains which this closely fought category was judged.

We are so proud!

Press coverage of Norwegian premiere

Light Fly, Fly High received great press coverage as the film premiered in Norway. The film received a honorable mention at Tromsø International Film Festival and Huffington Post mentioned us in their arts & culture section.

Norwegian Press coverage

Full page in Aftenposten 17 January 2014

Full page in Aftenposten 17 January 2014

Nominated for the Oxfam Novab Global Justice Award

”Light Fly, Fly High” is one of three films selected for the Oxfam Novib Global Justice Award at IDFA this year!

With the award, Oxfam Novib wants to draw the attention to issues they believe are of global concern. The award recognizes the efforts of filmmakers telling stories about people who really make a difference.

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In that regard, our film will be screened at fashionable Tuschinski 1 on Mon 25th of Nov at 19.30, followed by a panel debate.

Hope to see you there!