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Accolades

September 2019
Best Director Nomination

Richa was nominated for Best Short Film by a Woman Director at the 2019 Elba Film Festival, Italy for her film Taaza Khoon (Fresh Blood)

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September 2019
2010 Visible Poetry Project Panel

Richa will serve as a panelist, alongside three other award-winning filmmakers, for 2020 Visible Poetry Project’s filmmaking selections

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July 2019
Museum of Modern Art + Nitehawk Cinema

Richa was part of a special celebration event sponsored by MOMA, Nitehawk Cinema and Future of Film is Female to honor the 8 recipients of the FOFIF award

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July 2019
NYWIFT Podcast

Richa was interviewed for a podcast by New York Women in Film & Television’s “Women Crush Wednesday” series where she talked about her journey as a filmmaker and her latest film The Seal

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June 2019
Juno Women’s Leadership Residency Program

Richa’s current feature screenplay got accepted into the prestigious women’s leadership residency program at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY

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June 2019
“Write By The Beach” Writing Retreat!

Richa’s current feature screenplay got accepted into the competitive retreat for women screenwriters at the 2019 Lighthouse International Film Festival

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May 2019
Drop Forge & Tool Artist Residency

Richa’s current feature screenplay got accepted into a creative writing residency program in beautiful Hudson, NY.

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April 2019
Radio Free Brooklyn Podcast

Richa was interviewed for Radio Free Brooklyn’s Truth to Power podcast series by Vijay Nathan and Jessica Hinds on the topic “personal is political” and what that means for artists. Episode 62: The Seal of Truth.

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April 2019
Poetry film sponsored by 2019 Visible Poetry Project

Richa was selected by Visible Poetry Project to direct a visual interpretation of an original poem into a short narrative film. The poem Indian-American, written by Saipriya Valoth, was featured on Visible Poetry Project in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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March 2019
2019 Future of Film is Female Grant!

Richa’s latest short film The Seal won the 2019 Future of Film is Female grant. As part of this grant, Richa partnered with Heard City, a premiere audio post-production facility, to complete sound mix for the film.

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August 2018
Works By Women

Richa was interviewed by Works By Women about her filmmaking journey and upcoming projects

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August 2018
HollyShorts Film Festival

Richa’s script The Seal qualified as a SEMI-FINALIST in Academy Award-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival

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July 2018
Shore Scripts’ Directors Roster

Richa was selected as 1 of 25 film & TV directors from around the world on Shore Scripts’ Directors Roster alongside award-winning judges and industry roster

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May 2018
Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

Richa’s script The Seal qualified as a FINALIST in the 2018 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund

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May 2018
2018 Nashville Film Festival

Richa was one of 10 filmmakers selected for Academy Award-qualifying Nashville Film Festival’s Pitch program where she pitched her next short film The Seal to a panel of industry experts

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May 2018
Pink Among Men

Richa was a featured guest on the podcast Pink Among Men discussing her journey as a filmmaker and the inspiration behind making Taaza Khoon (Fresh Blood)

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April 2018
Film Local

Richa’s film Taaza Khoon (Fresh Blood) was showcased in Film Local publication

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March 2018
2018 Queens World Film Festival

Richa was honored with the EMERGING FILMMAKER award at the 2018 Queens World Film Festival

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March 2018
Urban Asian Magazine

Richa was profiled in Urban Asian magazine as an emerging filmmaker

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May 2017
2 Brown Sheep Podcast

Richa was a featured guest on the podcast 2 Brown Sheep highlighting her journey from Statistics to Filmmaking

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March 2017
ScreenCraft 2017 Short Film Fund

Richa was a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Short Film Fund!

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Taaza Khoon (Fresh Blood) is currently on the film festival circuit with 27 festivals and 7 awards attached, and more coming soon!