2 WEEKS IN LAGOS – An Inspiring Representation of Africa in a Real-Life Setting – Opens Virtually in the USA March 12

2 WEEKS IN LAGOS – March 12

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“2 Weeks In Lagos” starring Mawuli Gavor & Beverly Naya

The romantic comedy 2 WEEKS IN LAGOS paints a dynamic canvas of the city and captures the excitement, vibrancy, and complexity of everyday life in Lagos.

This inspiring representation of Africa is “efficiently performed by a stellar cast, well written with accurate humor and unexpected twists, accomplished, sensitive and a timely romantic comedy.””

— Brazilian Press

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ArtMattan Films, the film distribution arm of ArtMattan Productions, has announced the virtual theatrical release of romantic comedy 2 WEEKS IN LAGOS by Kathryn Fasegha. a turbulent and thrilling journey into the lives of Ejikeme and Lola. Their lives collide when investment banker Ejikeme comes home from the United States with Lola’s brother Charlie to invest in Nigerian businesses. Upon meeting Lola, Ejikeme falls in love with her and must defy his parents’ plan to marry him to the daughter of a wealthy politician.

2 WEEKS IN LAGOS captures the excitement, vibrancy, and complexity of everyday life in Lagos, a dynamic city where anything is possible in 2 Weeks. Audiences will be able to enjoy this film at https://artmattanfilms.com/2-weeks-in-lagos or on Amazon Prime starting on March 12.

“We watched 2 WEEKS IN LAGOS for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival market in 2019” explains Reinaldo Barroso-Spech, Co-Founder and President of ArtMattan Productions. “It is a Nigerian film about a young Nigerian man who is in Lagos to start a business venture and finds himself facing the decision his parents have made regarding his future marriage. This is pure Nollywood. However, the film is rich in the representation of the culture, the political ramifications of marriage, the generational clash between tradition and modernity and, it has an incredible cast!”

The cast includes British born award-winning actress Beverly Naya (Lola), Ghanaian born television presenter, actor, producer and entrepreneur, Mawuli Gavor (Ejikeme), Notable Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon (Joshua), beloved stage and movie actress and singer Shafy Bello (Dr. Deola Makinde), popular as Yaw, notable radio personality, actor, comedian and entertainer Steve Onu (Dele), notable Nigerian actress, filmmaker, director and producer Toyin Abraham (Kemi), veteran Nigerian actor Jide Kosoko (Dr. Makinde), and veteran Nigerian actress Joke Silva (Chief Nneka Chukwuemeke).

“Nigerian filmmaker Kathryn Fasegha’s sophomore feature is one of those great surprises that remind us why we love movies. Through the simple premise of two families coming to terms to decide their future and legacy, focusing on the romantic bridge between the youngsters, the director conceives a heart-warming, enchanted, funny and perceptive look at family values, faith, integrity, pure love and capital interests.” ~ Brazilian Press

“2 WEEKS IN LAGOS paints a dynamic and vigorous canvas of the city and its vibrancy. Efficiently performed by a stellar cast, well written with accurate humor and unexpected twists, it’s an accomplished, sensitive and timely romantic comedy.” ~ Brazilian Press

2 WEEKS IN LAGOS director Kathryn Fasegha is a Canadian based Nigerian trained Actor, Producer and Director who has been making compelling movies and TV Programs since 1988. 2 WEEKS IN LAGOS – as well as her first feature narrative, the award-winning Treacherous Heart – are representative of Kathryn's lifelong ambition to create awareness and give a voice to those whose voices have been drowned by the roar of societal pressures and demands. As an Immigrant Canadian woman and mother to two Canadian children, Kathryn tells these stories in an authentic way.

ABOUT ARTMATTAN FILMS
ArtMattan Films celebrates in 2021 twenty nine years of exposing US audiences to a large variety of films about the human experience of people of color in many parts of the world. Films released by ArtMattan Films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Tracker, Gospel Hill, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, The Pirogue, Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango, White Lies, The Man Who Mends Women, The Citizen, Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba and most recently The Last Tree and Made in Bangladesh. More info at www.AfricanFilm.com

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Startup Company Quair Announces Successful Crowdfunding Campaign for the Plasma Mini Wearable Air Purifier

Electronics startup QUAIR launches the Plasma Mini, a new-age wearable air purifier recognized for its unique air purification technology – Bipolar Ionization.

HONG KONG, March 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — QUAIR is pleased to announce their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign garnered over 130% funds due to exceptional response, allowing for the Plasma Mini to move ahead with manufacturing and fulfillment.

The Plasma Mini is a portable air purifying device that uses effective Bipolar Ionization Technology to eliminate airborne viruses and bacteria, ideal for crowded environments and polluted areas. By creating positive and negative ions, the device replicates nature’s method of air cleaning. The ions actively seek and eliminate airborne contaminants by inducing a chemical reaction that removes the contaminant’s life-sustaining Hydrogen bond to completely neutralize it. The device protects the wearer’s breathing space and has a battery life of 8 to 10 hours, allowing for fresher air throughout the user’s day.

Minimalistically designed and weighing only 85g, the portable device is available in five vibrant colors (Cool Gray, Sky Blue, Sky Pink, Midnight Navy, and Turquoise) fit to suit the user’s everyday outfit. The product comes with a silicone neck strap, allowing for optimal comfort, and also additional button clip and protective case accessories that are sold separately.

On a mission to bring fresher air through thoughtfully considered design, QUAIR launched its Plasma Mini via the Indiegogo campaign in December 2020. The crowdfunding campaign is still currently operating for those who wish to support the product at a special discount. For more details, please click here.

“We are thrilled to launch the Plasma Mini and are incredibly grateful to hear of all positive feedback it has received thus far. Given the circumstances that the past year has brought forth, it is more important than ever to focus on our health. Our goal at QUAIR is to provide a state-of-the-art air purifier that aims to protect our customers by ridding them of harmful pollutants; ultimately providing peace of mind in today’s unprecedented times. Not only is it effective and lightweight, but the product is also practical and can easily be incorporated into one’s daily routine.”
– Jason Yung, Founder, QUAIR

About QUAIR

QUAIR is a consumer electronics startup, based in Hong Kong that creates practical and thoughtfully-designed devices for those concerned with their health and well-being. The brand was established in 2020 amidst a global pandemic and saw an opportunity in people’s increased awareness for what they’re inhaling.

In six months, QUAIR successfully launched its first crowdfunding campaign, reached its goal, began manufacturing and fulfilling its orders, and continues to do so daily. As the world continues to adapt, the health and wellbeing of the new generation is not just a trend, but a new normal. QUAIR’s mission is to bring fresher air to everyone without sacrificing effectiveness for design and looks towards making every space a fresh one with innovative air-purifying solutions.

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Zeptagram tar klivet mot tokenisering och finansiering av startups via joint venture

Zeptagram blir delägarare i det nya bolaget som får tillgång till den tekniska plattformen via en white label licens.

Detta avtal ger oss en möjlighet att realisera potentialen i bolagets plattform inom affärsområden utanför bolagets kärnverksamhet.”

— Christina Löwenström

GöTEBORG, SWEDEN, March 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zeptagram har skrivit avtal med Clean Projects International och en aktör från riskkapitalbranschen om en joint venture inom crowdfunding och finansiering. Därmed tar Zeptagram ett första kliv in till nya affärsområden med sin plattform och teknologi. Målsättningen är att hjälpa entreprenörer och investerare i utvecklingsländerna att mötas.

Ett marknadsmässigt och socialt behov
Många entreprenörer i utvecklingsländerna har svårt att få tillgång till riskkapital. Kapitalmarknaden är sämre utvecklad och entreprenörer har ofta inte tillräcklig kännedom om möjligheterna. Samtidigt är den finansiella- och kapitalmarknaden dåligt fungerande med stora inslag av korruption. Parterna har för avsikt att skapa en verksamhet som hjälper entreprenörer och investerare att göra affärer på ett enkelt och transparent sätt.

Teknologi
Zeptagram har skapat en handelsplattform för musik- och IP-rättigheter. Plattformen är utvecklad på blockkedjetekniken som är öppen, transparent och verifierbar. Bolaget genomför just nu en marknadslansering av plattformen där artister kan lista sin musik och få finansiering för sitt skapande av fans och investerare som köper rättigheter att ta del av framtida royalties. Plattformen är både en handelsplats och en crowdfunding plattform.

– Med våra partners kan vi bidra till fler bärkraftiga företag och arbetstillfällen i utvecklingsländerna. Zeptagram har utvecklat en avancerad plattform för finansiering och handel av tillgångar och kontrakt. Detta avtal ger oss en möjlighet att realisera potentialen i bolagets plattform inom affärsområden utanför bolagets kärnverksamhet, säger Christina Löwenström, VD på Zeptagram.

White label
Zeptagram blir delägarare i det nya bolaget som får tillgång till den tekniska plattformen. Zeptagram blir en teknikleverantör och plattformen anpassas under en white label licens för crowdfunding och riskkapitalsfinansiering för affärsverksamheter i utvecklingsländer.

Fokus på utvecklingsländer
Verksamheten i det gemensamma bolaget koncentreras initialt till utvecklingsländer med fokus på Afrika. Parterna har ett stort nätverk i Afrika. Marknadsbehovet är dessutom oerhört stort med stora inslag av entreprenörskap där 22 procent av personerna i arbetsför ålder startar egna verksamheter. Kvinnor representerar en stor andel av entreprenörerna men endast 2 procent av kvinnliga entreprenörer får tillgång till riskkapital.

– När vi först såg Zeptagrams platform blev det uppenbart att det är något liknande som behövs för att ge entreprenörer i utvecklingsländer möjlighet att få kontakt med seriösa investerare på en global nivå. Det är med stora förväntningar som vi initierar vårt samarbete med Zeptagram och andra samarbetspartners. CPIs team har en lång samlad erfarenhet av entreprenörskap, utvecklingsländer och finansiering av SMEs. Zeptagrams teknologi är väl lämpad att utveckla för att nå vår vision att ge entreprenörer access till seriösa investerare, säger Erik Josephsson, ordförande på Clean Projects International.

Mer än aktier och andelar
Plattformen kommer att erbjuda olika finansieringsalternativ till entreprenörer. Från andelar i bolag till vinstdelning via smarta kontrakt. Den tekniska plattformen möjliggör tokenisering av tillgångar, skapande av smarta kontrakt, NFTs och dNFTs med vilka man kan erbjuda attraktiva finansieringsalternativ till både entreprenörer och finansiärer.

Kontakt:
Zeptagram AB, Christina Löwenström, VD, +46 73 962 89 71 och info@zeptagram.com

Clean Projects International AB, Erik Josephsson Co-founder/Ordförande. +46 706 91 33 33 och erik@cleanprojects.se

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Queens Theater Opens After a Being Shutdown for One Year

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QUEENS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Main Street Cinemas, a local movie theater in Queens is opening Friday, 3/5/2021, after a year of being shut down amid the pandemic, EIN Presswire announced today. They’re very excited to announce our Grand Re-opening and can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the movie-goer experience.

Main Street Cinemas is a small, family-owned business that has been running for almost two decades. The owner, Rudy Toolasprashad, faced many hardships this year. He did everything he could to get all of his employees paid, as well as not closing down and walking away for good. “It’s the business I use to support my family, but more than that it’s the source of so many memories I’ve created with my family and friends. I had to hold on as tight as I possibly could and I know my kids would’ve been disappointed if I didn’t,” Rudy said. The theater has always played the latest blockbusters of all genres like Star Wars, Marvel’s Avengers, Toy Story, Saw, etc. And now they have a great line-up of movies to kick off their grand re-opening: Raya and The Last Dragon, Chaos Walking, Tom & Jerry, Boogie, Wonder Woman 1984, The Little Things, and Croods: A New Age. Rudy also commented, “My staff and I can’t wait to welcome back all of our regular customers that used to come all the time, as well as all the new faces that may show up. Something tells me this year’s going to get much better.”

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Address: 72-66, Main Street, Queens, NY 11367

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Dianne Porter Publishes New Edition of Her Guide to Grief and Loss

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My Mother's Way of Dying Well - Revisited

My Mother’s Way of Dying Well – Revisited

"My Mother's Way of Dying Well Revisited" details author's bereavement process as both medical professional and daughter

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With "My Mother's Way of Dying Well Revisited" Dianne Porter provides readers with a glimpse of what it is like to grieve for a lost loved one. A retired general nurse specializing in aged care, she is uniquely positioned to offer a perspective on the bereavement process from the perspective of both a healthcare professional and a mourning daughter. With this, she not only shares her memories of her mother but also offers a roadmap for others experiencing similar pain who may need help navigating the process psychologically, emotionally and even logistically.

Porter delves into the unexpected twists she and her family experienced during that time and her narrative shows how a time of death and bereavement reveals that there is a lot to be living done when someone is dying and dies. She thoroughly recounts the thoughts and emotions she held along with that of her family. This is because she was journaling during the time and made detailed records of what transpired each day. The initial edition of "My Mother's Way of Dying Well Revisited" was based on extracts from these journals and with the revised second edition, Porter enhances the content and adds new material including the music to four original songs as well as laments to her parents Helen and Geoffrey Byrne.

Moreover, with her narrative Porter shows how her Christian faith grew during this hard time and helped her with the difficulties. Porter also provides practical advice for the loved ones and family for matters such as planning for death and preparing for the intense emotions, just as those Porter herself confronted. Other advice based on the author's professional experience include what to do in case a loved one suddenly passes away, or when palliative care must be arranged, contingencies for when doctors cannot be reached or when the death occurs outside and officers or coroners get involved.

When family dynamics have upsetting complications, such as in the author's case, professional support may be necessary and Porter shows how this can be of great help to all involved. Porter also provides tips for pain management, funeral planning and creative ways to scatter the ashes of the departed.

In the final part of the book Porter describes her spiritual journey after her parents passed, how she moved on with her own life and came to terms with the losses. She also provides songs, laments and photographs to help readers understand both the grieving process in general and the individuals involved in Porter's life. All in all, Porter's guide is relatable and relevant, being of use to many readers particularly those going through similar experiences.

About the Author
Dianne Porter is the founder of the Canberra Christian Writers Group and the editor and publisher of their Annual Anthology.

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Website Connects Past and Present Owner of Pets Online for Free

With Covid-19, Many People are Adopting Pets and Many are Having to Surrender Them. This Website Connects Pet Parents for Free.

Right now, with Covid-19, a lot of people are at home and adopting a lot of pets. On the other side, people are losing their jobs and thus their housing and can't keep their pets.”

— Connie Bekavac

EDGEWATER, MD, U.S.A., March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Connie Bekavac has always adopted adult rescue pets and wondered about their past; just as many other adopting pet parents do. As a result, she created Pet Parents Place petparentsplace to connect online past and present pet parents of a pet. The site is a humanitarian effort on Connie’s part and is free to use for adults and children, and with no advertisements. As Covid-19 has more people working from home, millions of pets have been adopted. But with the financial hardship of the pandemic, many people are having to give up their beloved pets. Pet Parents Place can connect them all online.

“Right now, with Covid-19, a lot of people are home and adopting a lot of pets” Bekavac said. “On the other side, people are losing their jobs and thus housing and can’t keep their pets. There’s a lot of action going on with rescues right now” she explained.
The stats seem to reinforce that Bekavac is on to something: Approximately 6.5 million dogs and cats enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.2 million are adopted and about 710,000 are successfully returned to their owners.
Here’s how the Pet Parents’ Place website works:

• Users register with only their first name and email address to eliminate risk of previous owner trying to get their pet back.
• Users then enter details about their pet, such as breed, microchip ID number and/or the city and state where the animal was given up or lost,
and a photo.
• Once all the required information is entered, the system searches the database for animals matching the description provided and displays the results.
• If it matches with a pet that is already registered, an email alert will be sent out to users.

On its website, Pet Parents’ Place also shares pet resources, listing of pet friendly services including pet adoption, lost and found, a blog, ability to sign up for the newsletter and donate funds that will be given to animal rescue groups.
For more information, go to petparentsplace.

About Pet Parents Place: Pet Parents Place (P3) is an LLC based in Edgewater, MD. Founded in 2013, P3’s purpose is to connect pet parents online from across the nation with pet parents that have lost or had to give up their pet with the people that adopted them – all for free.

CONTACT: Connie Bekavac
PHONE: 410-798-1906
EMAIL: info@petparentsplace.com

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East Coast Electronics Recycling Earns Perfect 5-Star Ratings from Delighted Customers

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ECER Inc. Earns 5 Star Ratings From Clients

The essence of the company’s promise to customers is captured by its tagline: “we take care of everything so you won’t need to.”

SHIRLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading electronic and computer recycling company East Coast Electronics Recycling is celebrating a milestone that few organizations in any sector can claim: earning perfect 5-star ratings from a growing roster of delighted customers.

“The essence of our promise to customers is captured by our tagline, which is ‘we take care of everything so you won’t need to,’” commented a spokesperson from East Coast Electronics Recycling, which serves townships, businesses, hospitals, schools and government agencies. “We understand that our customers want to do the right thing by properly recycling their obsolete or irreparable e-waste such as computers, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners and the list goes on. But they don’t have the time or expertise to make sure that every detail is taken care of. That is where we come in to make the difference.”

Some of the praise that East Coast Electronics Recycling has earned includes:

“We’ve been using ECER Inc. for over 10 years and can’t say enough good things about them. The service is a model of promptness & efficiency. The staff was highly cordial & professional. They are so polished at what they do that it did not disrupt our daily operations at all. We have used them several times with no complaints, and we plan on using them for years to come.”

“Our population has grown steadily over the last several years, and with it has been an increase in demand for recycling of old electronics. Our neighbors suggested ECER Inc. as a company that would address this need. We’ve been doing live load collections with them, and things couldn’t be going better. The staff is completely professional & courteous. They arrive promptly, load & shrinkwrap the material, and haul it away. Simply put, ECER Inc. takes the stress & headaches out of electronic waste recycling.”

Additional testimonials are available at https://business.facebook.com/pg/East-Coast-Electronics-Recycling-101658031574511/reviews.

Currently, East Coast Electronics Recycling’s services include drop off container programs (open & closed top), electronics recycling pickup services, and electronics recycling collection events. In addition, the company offers secure data destruction to keep hackers from snooping on private, personal and proprietary information.

“Retail-level drive wipers do not fully destroy data on hard drives and other storage devices, and formatting hard drives is essentially as ineffective as ripping the table of contents out of a book — the data is still there, and hackers can easily and rapidly retrieve it,” commented a spokesperson from East Coast Electronics Recycling. “We use data destruction technology that is certified by the U.S. Department of Defense, and the end-to-end process is carried out by our trained specialists, and monitored and verified real-time. In addition, for customers who cannot remarket their e-waste — for example, it may be a violation of compliance regulations — we utilize a state-of-the-art device shredder that destroys data and the hard drive itself.”.
Organizations can learn more about East Coast Electronics Recycling — and learn how the company delivers on its promise “we take care of everything so you won’t need to” — by visiting https://ecerinc.com or by calling 877.537.9940.

About East Coast Electronics Recycling

Headquartered in Shirley, MA, East Coast Electronics Recycling is a leading electronic and computer recycling company serving organizations in Washington, D.C. Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. Services include secure data destruction, drop off container programs, electronics recycling pickup services, and electronics recycling collection events.

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Whitehat Jr., O Presidente Karan Bajaj fala sobre a Evolução da Educação Online. Transformação Digital

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A transformação digital aumenta a necessidade de mais conhecimento sobre tecnologia na educação, especialmente codificação

SãO PAULO, SãO PAULO, BRAZIL, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Praticamente todos os sectores estão mudando para o formato digital, há uma grande demanda para profissionais na área de IT e uma expectativa para pessoas que não tem conhecimento em IT necessitam de ter experiência em codificação. O senhor Bajaj empurra a necessidade de ensinar alfabetização técnica e codificação para idades mais jovens. Recentemente Karan Bajaj, da WhiteHat Jr, lidera o esforço educacional da Discovery Networks na Índia. A empresa está escalando para um forte crescimento devido ao montante de juros que recebeu durante a pandemia COVID-19.

“Algum de nós do setor de tecnologia da educação aproveitamos essa oportunidade porque entendemos que esta é a primeira vez que muitas pessoas podem experimentar tecnologia. Acho que quase todo mundo, da BYJU à Unacademy e outros, estão tentando descobrir como, naquele tempo, poderíamos fazer com que mais usuários experimentassem nosso produto de altíssima qualidade ”, declarou Karan Bajaj em uma entrevista recente.

No entanto, esse crescimento teve seus próprios desafios. “Conforme crescemos e adicionamos professores, criamos muitos truques sobre como poderíamos atualizar a Internet em diferentes centros de atendimento. Executar toda a infraestrutura online da própria casa configurada para continuar excedendo o crescimento ”, continua ele,“ Eu acho que durante a pandemia, todos nós aprendemos e adicionamos mais de 300 a 5.000 pessoas em oito meses. Durante a pandemia, nós aumentamos de 1.000 professores para quase 11.000. ”

A maioria do crescimento vem de crianças que ficaram presas em casa durante a pandemia e pais que estão cansados ​​de assistir sistemas de escolas públicas domésticas e optaram pela educação em casa. Vendo o uso da tecnologia e o rápido que mundo digital avançou durante esse tempo, pais viram o que Bajaj tem defendido. Ter experiência em codificação é vital para o sucesso futuro.

Em vez de esperar até que uma criança chegue ao ensino fundamental, médio ou faculdade para começar a aprender a codificar, WhiteHat Jr. usa o potencial da mente da criança para aprender linguagens de codificação em uma idade muito mais jovem. Com isso, a criança retém o conhecimento e pode relembrá-lo por um período muito mais extenso, adquirindo um verdadeiro conhecimento técnico.

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WhiteHat Jr. apresenta crianças de 6 a 18 anos à codificação, ensinando os fundamentos da codificação, como estrutura, lógica, sequência e pensamento algorítmico para criar animações e aplicativos.

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THE 6TH ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SNOW LEOPARD AWARD HONOREES AND HFPA SCHOLARSHIP SHORT FILM LINEUP

Tzi Ma, Diana Lee Inosanto and Adarsh Gourav

Tzi Ma, Diana Lee Inosanto and Adarsh Gourav

The AWFF will be virtual, taking place online from March 10 to 15.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — THE 6TH ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL, MARCH 10-15, 2021,
ANNOUNCES SNOW LEOPARD AWARD HONOREES AND HFPA SCHOLARSHIP SHORT FILM LINEUP

Award-Winning Actor Tzi Ma to receive Snow Leopard Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award
Indian Film Actor Adarsh Gourav to receive Snow Leopard Rising Star Award

For more program information and to purchase tickets: https://asianworldfilmfest.org/2020-festival-line-up

Los Angeles, March 5, 2021 – The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has announced that its prestigious Snow Leopard Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award will go to Hong Kong-American actor Tzi Ma this year. Like many events, the AWFF will be virtual, taking place online from March 10 to 15.

The award-winning Ma has a distinguished four-decade career in film, television and theater. His many credits include Dante's Peak, Rush Hour, Arrival, The Farewell, Mulan, Tigertail, 24 and The Man in the High Castle)

The Snow Leopard Rising Star Award will be presented to Indian actor Adarsh Gourav for his roles in My Name is Khan, Rukh, Mom and most recently the Netflix original film The White Tiger, with Priyanka Chopra, which has garnered him international and critical acclaim.

Executive Director Georges N. Chamchoum said, "One of the most exciting moments of our Celebration at the Asian World Film Festival is the anticipation of the choice of our three Honorees. To us, they represent what our Festival is all about, which is personality, achievement and carrying the Torch forward. Tzi Ma has proven, during his four decades in the business and with over 130 films to his credit, that he is a worthy candidate for our Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award. As for Adarsh Gourav, our Rising Star recipient, from when he was first seen on the Silver Screen in the 2010 movie My Name is Khan, to his latest movie, The White Tiger, you cannot help but notice the fire, charisma and power that emanates from him. He is a name to remember!"

As previously announced, legendary Vietnamese-American actress Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club, Journey from the Fall) will receive the Snow Leopard Lifetime Achievement Award for her film, humanitarian and philanthropic work. Film Executive and Producer, Christina Lee Storm will receive the Red Cross Tiffany Circle Courage to Dream Award.

For the second year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the Asian World Film Festival will present a special HFPA Scholarship to a new Asian short filmmaker. Twelve specially selected Asian short films will be screened during the AWFF's short film program and the winner chosen by an independent Jury.

The twelve shortlisted films are:
Balapan directed by Dinayar Abirov (Kyrgyzstan)
A Day Off directed by Leonardo Bassil (Lebanon)
Did You Say No? directed by Raeshib Aggerwhil (USA/Philippines)
Exam directed by Sonia Hadad (Iran)
An Hour directed by Giorgi Tavartkiladze (Georgia)
Monsters Never Know directed by Ming Yang (China)
Peur Bleue directed by Lynn Tawile (Lebanon)
Rumaah Nda Bertanah directed by Putri Purnama Sugua (Malaysia)
A Scarecrow produced by Min Bahabdur Bahm (Nepal)
Tattoo directed by Farhad Delaram (Iran)
Under the Stork’s Nest directed by Ani Oganesyan (Armenia)
Without Him directed by Hamidreza Gazemi (Iran)

The Festival's Managing Director, Asel Sherniyazova said, "We are extremely impressed with the high quality of films shortlisted for the HFPA Scholarship this year. The Scholarship is a huge recognition for us. Six years ago, when our Festival was first founded, it would have been ambitious to even suggest that the HFPA would be awarding a prize at AWFF, alongside prestigious film festivals such as Venice and Toronto. This is a very great honor and, of course, a huge responsibility, and our united and totally committed team will continue to do its utmost to justify such high recognition."

The Festival's Closing Night Gala Awards Ceremony on March 15th will be hosted by actress, writer, director, stuntwoman and martial artist, Diana Lee Inosanto who is currently starring in Disney's Mandalorian, along with guest presenter, actor Chen Tang (Mulan, Warrior).

Music Interludes during the Ceremony will be performed by major performers from across Asia. These include globally respected virtuoso for jaw harp Olena UUTAi from Yakutia (Russian Fed), Lebanese Composer and Performer Tarek Rahbani with his latest Composition Requiem 2020, Performer Olivia Lin from Indonesia, Performer and Actress Yuki Shibamoto from Japan, Composer Farzad Goodarzi from Iran and Performer Jungmin from South Korea.

The organizers of the HFPA event are:
AITYSH Kyrgyzstan; BEIRUT FILM SOCIETY, Lebanon; CINEMAIYAT, Lebanon; FilAm Creative, Los Angeles; HARIS SULONG, Malaysia; MOREDII, China/USA; AWFF, Aitysh, USA.

Further details about the Festival Program, films in Official Competition, events and ticket purchase can be found on our social media platforms and on our website: asianworldfilmfest.org

Sponsors and partners of the Festival include Aitysh USA, Winn Slavin Fine Art, SPRK Music, Korean Cultural Center (KCC, LA), Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), AKIpress, Asia Society Southern California, City of Culver City, Snow Leopard Trust, Asiania, Fifth Atrium, Argentum Studios, Novartizan, Moredii, Asians in LA, 중앙일보 (Joongang Ilbo), Emporium Thai LA, Gaby's Mediterranean LA and Brothers BBQ, LA.

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ABOUT THE ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF)
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), founded by Kyrgyz public figure Sadyk Sher Niyaz, brings the very best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers and strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from over 50 countries across Asia, spanning from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India and South-East Asia. The Festival is unique in that it predominantly screens Oscar and Golden Globe submissions for Best International Feature Film and Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language respectively. All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season and showcased to members of the Motion Picture Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and awards consideration. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh USA.

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Girls in LA participate in meaningful creative writing contest, 'Girls Use Your Voice for Good.' Winners chosen earn real life work experience to design their own jewelry with Parrish Walsh, owner of Fiction Jewelry. And receive personal mentoring from Carlos Cymerman to learn leadership, passion, and purpose.

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