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I Wish I Were Stephanie V gets New York premiere

Indiefest winner I Wish I Were Stephanie V will have its North American premiere at the New York City International Film Festival next week, screening in Times Square on August 22. It.s been a turbulent journey for the film, which follows three girls, their immigrant families and their budding romances, in the lead up to a university tennis championship. The story is told by Helen (played by Chloe Traicos, who also wrote the screenplay), a 21-year old virgin being raised by her crazy matchmaking Greek grandmother, and produced by Laura Sivis. The film has received several positive responses since its premiere at Wift.s World of Women Film Festival, and it also received a Best Film nomination at DigiSPAA 2010 before winning the Best Feature Film award at IndieFest...
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I Wish I Were Stephanie V to screen at Times Square

During the New York City International Film Festival, Australian indie film I Wish I Were Stephanie V will screen at Times Square on Monday 22 August at 6.15pm.

Directed by Jd Cohen, written and starring Chloe Traicos as the 21 year old virgin Helen, its a story about immigrant life, love and tennis, aimed at fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Bend it Like Beckham.

The film features a young cast of actors from Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters, Blue Water High, McLeod’s Daughters and Neighbours.

The film received a Best Film nomination at Digispaa in 2010, and won Best Feature Film at Indiefest USA, in June 2011.

For the Times Square screening the film will be slightly recut to be acceptable to a G-rating. Producer Laura Sivis said in a statement, “we’re going to have to redo some of the dialogue and a replace a few shots with less confrontational ones,
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DigiSPAA finalists announced

Little Sparrows, The Fall Guys, Roadman and I Wish I Were Stephanie V are the finalists for this year’s DigiSPAA digital film competition.

These films will be screened at next week’s Spaa Fringe (October 22-23), where a panel will select two grand finalists. The winner will then be announced at the Spaa Conference on November 17.

The finalists are:

Little Sparrows, directed, written and produced by Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, follows three sisters who are forced to make tough decisions when their mother’s breast cancer returns and they must face the reality of their last Christmas together. It has screened at the Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Cinefest Oz, and has been accepted to screen at the International Rome Festival as part of the official selection and in competition.

The Fall Guys is a gritty, New Zealand-based crime comedy about three mid-twenties college buddies who come
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