Pune, December 10, 2019: Dogma, an Indian short film written and directed by Pune-based, Omkar Modgi has been selected to be played at the Asian Film Festival 2019 in Los Angeles, Hollywood 2019. The festival will be held on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles.
The 10 minutes, 30 seconds masterpiece is a thriller film, set in the backdrop of communal violence. It is about two men finding each other in a disused pedestrian subway at night and the distrust between them leading to an unforeseen event. The film stars Yashpal Sarnath and Omkar Bhasme. The Asian Film Festival at Hollywood, Los Angeles is a non-profit organization of the film industry in the United States that screens films of filmmakers around the world to help them increase their exposure in the industry.
The film has also been selected at the 12th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2020 out of 2161 films received from 95 countries. Expert jury has selected 219 films to be screened at the festival. One of the biggest film festivals in India, JIFF will take place from January 17 to January 22, 2020 in Jaipur.
“Making this film was a unique and enriching experience for me. The response we are getting in the film festivals is encouraging, and I am glad to represent India on the international forum,” said Omkar.
Dogma has been selected in 18 national and international film festivals so far and has won 3 awards in the category for best film in 2019 at Moody Crab Film Fest, Kolkata, Great Message International Film Festival, Pune and NexGen International Short Film Festival, Pune, all within a span of 3 months.
The film was also selected at the Focus Section at the prestigious SiGNS Festival in Thrissur, Kerala in 2019. Apart from that, Dogma was among the top 5 films nominated out of 1000 films from 65 countries, for Outstanding Technical Work at The Short Film Awards in the United States. It had also got selected for the Competition Section at Medellín International Short Film Festival in Colombia. It was the only Indian film selected for the festival out of 953 films from 61 countries in this festival.
Omkar has completed his Master of Arts in Creative Writing specializing in Script writing from University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK from where he also received “International Excellence Scholarship.