HBO Visionaries winning film Halwa @ HOLLYSHORTS
HBO announces its new Asian Pacific Visionaries screening at the OSCAR qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. Emerging as the next generation of Asian filmmaking visionaries, directing duo Gayatri Bajpai & Nirvana Bhakti have seen rapid success with their short film Halwa. The film took home top honors with first place at the HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries short film competition. This is the first time a South Asian film has ever been a part of the Visionaries program. Halwa will be screened at the 15th Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival on August 17th at 2:30 p.m.
Halwa tells the story of an older closeted Indian immigrant woman who rekindles a treasured relationship with a childhood companion through Facebook messages, until her abusive husband takes notice.
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