Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tribeca Selects Sami Khan’s ‘Khoya’ for All Access Program

“Khoya,” a film directed by Sami Khan ’02, has been selected by the Tribeca Film Institute, a nonprofit affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, as one of 11 projects in its Tribeca All Access program. Sami will receive $15,000 in support and will participate in a career development program as part of the 2013 festival, according to the Tribeca website. In addition, a festival jury will select two of the 11 projects to receive an additional $10,000.
The film, which is now in postproduction, tells the story of a man who, after the death of his adopted mother, journeys from Canada to rural India in search of his birth family. You can check out the promo reel for the film on Vimeo.
“As you might imagine, making a movie in India on a small budget was an unrelenting physical and emotional challenge,” Sami said. “Given those struggles, and the lonely years of prep that went into the film, it means so much to get the support of an incredible institution like the Tribeca Film Institute. I really have to credit my time at IC in helping me get to this point — I learned so much on South Hill ... mostly from my mistakes!”
Sami was Ithacan Accent editor in 2001–02.

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