Chandra Pemmaraju’s American Indie "Love Lies and Sita" garners another six international accolades

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New York, NY, Aug 3, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) After being featured in various film festivals across the States and India, 'Love Lies and Seeta' is now come full circle. The movie is official nomination at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AOBFF: to be held this August 4 through August 12, 2012 where over more than 40+ world cinema films are going to be showcased. The film will be shown on August 5 at 7:30 PM at Maroney theater, St Francis College in Brooklyn, NYC, where it is shot.

AOBFF is produced by The Art of Brooklyn, a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating the art and culture of the borough, Festival Director Jason Cusato leads a Programming Committee of industry professionals who curate film selection including actor Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty, Resident Evil), director Elliot Lester (Blitz, Love is the Drug) and TV personality/ film critic Bobby Rivers (VH1, ABC News, Whoopi Goldberg show).

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the first to showcase Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers.

The movie is scheduled to be screened in later part of August 20, 2012 6:30 PM at Burke Theater as a part of the prestigious World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF in Washington DC. The film is nominated and will be competing for the Best Film, Best Direction, Best lead Actor, Best lead Actress, and Best Cinematography categories.

In its third year, WMIFF is founded by June Daguiso and is an IMDB qualifying international film festival that showcases and recognizes all global independent artists and their diverse talents. This is also the first year in which WMIFF will light up the stage for South East Asian films from around the world launched under the direction of it’s Executive Director and Filmmaker, Rohit Gupta. WMIFF will take place from August 19th-25 in the nation's capitol Washington, DC. Dedicated to building a global film community and supporting emerging filmmakers, WMIFF offers all selected artists exceptional exposure.

'Love Lies and Seeta' (, is a fun summer New York story about three guys, a girl, their friends.  The movie features Melanie Kannokada, Arjun Gupta, Lavrenti Lopes, Michael Derek, Ryan Vigilant, Aaron Katter, Leah Kavita, Carolyn Korale, Daniel Wilkinson and Rob Byrnes, and is written, produced and directed by Indian American filmmaker Chandra Pemmaraju. The film was released nationwide in India on May 18th, 2012.

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