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Seeta at the International Short Film Festival Cyprus

“This is the first time Australian short films have been screened in Cyprus” – Elena Christodoulidou, Ministry of Education and Culture, Film Department

On 17th October, Clare Valley Film Festival director, Seeta Indrani, presented The Best of CVFF at the International Short Film Festival Cyprus 2012.

We were very proud and honoured to be the first presenting a selection of award winning Australian short films to the Cyprus audience/filmmakers and we believe that our collaboration will also bring short films from Cyprus to the other ends of the world, to rural Australia.” said Alexia Roider ISFFC Director.

Seeta and Alexia met in April of this year whilst they were serving on the jury of the Rome Independent Film Festival, following that Alexia invited Seeta to Cyprus to take part in the Parallel Screenings at this year’s ISFFC. The films were very well received, and the whole festival had a fantastic energy and interest ,with packed out houses every night. Very impressive! We will be adding a European flavour to next year’s Clare Valley Film Festival with a special programme of films from our partners in Paris, Rome and of course Cyprus.

Film screened:
Kanowna, Chris Richards Scully,
Something Fishy, Ben Young, (Special Mention 2012)
Distant Thunder, Venetia Taylor, ( Best Actress Australian 2012)
The Road Not Taken, Damian Fasolo, (Special Mention 2011)
The Next El Masri, Matt Hawkins, (Best Australian 2010)
Early Checkout Jim Lounsbury, (Special Mention + Audience Choice Award 2010)
Seeta Indrani, CVFF Director, with
Alexia Roider, ISFFC Director

Seeta – Producer & Director, MashMosh Films

MashMosh Films is a creative film production company delivering cutting edge, content rich films. Since being established in 2004 as a short film collective by Seeta Indrani and Chris Bishop, they have been commissioned by Sony Entertainment Television Asia, screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and shortlisted for the Tongues on Fire Film Festival competition.

From concept to screen, Seeta and Chris work hand in hand: developing ideas, screenplays and storyboards. Producing, directing and editing, plus the day to day running of a fledgling production company. Their talents complementing each others, typical of many artistic partnerships. Seeta Indrani has a wealth of experience in film and television, recognised in 2004 when she was presented with the Asian Women of Achievement, Arts and Culture Award. Chris Bishop, Student Volente Award 2000, has cross platform in visual communications as a designer.

“ What’s fascinating about film is how accessible an art form it is. MashMosh Film’s objective is to entertain, be artistically engaged and have a blast!”.