Director Nelson Venkatesan’s debut film “Oru Naal Koothu” (“All for a Day”) has been selected

as a Finalist in the prestigious Los Angeles CineFest competition! The film, which is currently

being presented to several international festivals, is one of only 14 finalists to compete for a spot

in the Official Selection and a chance to be deemed Best Film of the 2017 edition, which

culminates in a live event screening at the famous Promenade Playhouse theatre in Santa

Monica, California.

Director Nelson’s debut film released last summer to much applause from critics and overall

theatrical audiences. The film received praise for its honest and complex multi-narrative on the

difficulties young Indian women face when it comes to marriage fixing. The film’s cast, which

includes Nivetha Pethuraj, Mia George, Riythivika, Dinesh, Ramesh Thilak, Bala Saravanan and

Karunakaran, were also celebrated for their natural portrayals.

Online voting is now open, until February 23, to choose the festival’s final selection. Please go to

http://www.lacinefest.org/January2017.html to vote for “All for a Day” for the LA CineFest’s

Official Selection.

“Oru Naal Koothu” was produced by Kenanya Films, with music by Justin Prabhakaran,

cinematography by Gokul Benoy, editing by Sabu Joseph and writing by Sankar Dass and Nelson


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