Awards, Festivals, Articles, etc


Here is an updated list of the various awards, festival acceptances / screenings, 
and articles / interviews about All Around Artsy's various endeavors.
At the NFFTY film fest 2014 in Seattle, WA!
My music video "Warm Rush" was accepted there!

Film Awards

My 1st place check of $1000. If you're wondering what
the money is gonna be used for, well, for more films of course!
Best Overall Film for "We're Okay"
All American High School Film Fest (NYC, October 24th-27th 2014)

1st Place in the High School category for "We're Okay"
The Mosaic Film Experience (Grand Rapids, MI, November 7-8 2014)

Best U.S. Narrative for "Girly"
The Lovett School High School Film Fest (Atlanta, GA, May 3 2014)

1st Place in the High School category for "Girly"
The Mosaic Film Experience (Grand Rapids, MI, November 1-2 2013)

Best U.S. Animation for "What Are You?"
The Lovett School High School Film Fest (Atlanta, GA, May 3 2014)

Best Domestic Student Short for "Demons in Disguise" at StarLite Film Festival (Winter Garden, FL, Feb. 26 - Mar. 1st)

Finalist in the first ever White House Student Film Festival for "Hello From Malaysia" (Washington D.C., Feb. 28 2014)

Cinematic Arts Finalist (1 of 7 in the U.S.) in Young Arts Week in Miami, Florida from January 5th to 11th 2014

Presidential Scholar in the Arts Finalist 2014 (1 of 60 in the U.S.)

2nd Place in the Student Category with "We're Okay" at Highway 61 (Pine City, MN, October 3rd-5th 2014)

Top 10 at the Colchester International Film Festival 60 Hour Film Challenge with "Halfway" (Colchester, UK, October 26th, 2014)

2nd place High School Narrative with "Hello From Malaysia" at the The MY HERO International Film Festival! (Santa Monica, CA, Nov. 22 2014)

Best Directing and Best Sound Design for "Let it Go"
Asheville's 48 Hour Film Project 2011

Best Makeup and Best Actress (Aislin Freya Pax) for "Sleepyhead"
Asheville's 48 Hour Film Project 2012

Best Cinematography for "Clean"
Asheville's 48 Hour Film Project 2013

Best Special Effects for "Big"
Charlotte's 48 Hour Film Project 2014

Top 3 in "Theme" Category for "Hello from Malaysia" at the Cresskill High School Film Festival (Cresskill, NJ May 22nd)



Music & Music Video Awards


Finalist in 2012 Eco Arts Awards for song "Water Girl"

Finalist in 2014 Eco Arts Awards for song "Daffodils"

Semi-finalist in the Student Category with "Warm Rush" at Highway 61 (Pine City, MN, October 3rd-5th 2014)


2nd Place in the Experimental Category for "Warm Rush"
Josiah Media Festival (San Antonio, TX July 10th-12th 2014)


Top 3 in "Music Video" Category for "Warm Rush" at the Cresskill High School Film Festival (Cresskill, NJ May 22nd)



Festival Screenings


Crew and cast of "Clean" at the Asheville
48 Hour Film Project Awards Ceremony minutes
after receiving the award of "Best Cinematography."

Girly:
The Guam International Film Fest ( Guam, Sept. 24th-29th 2013)
The Mosaic Film Experience (Grand Rapids, MI, November 1-2 2013)
Frankfort Film Festival (Frankfort, MI, October 24-27, 2013)
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (San Luis Obispo, CA, March 9)
West Chester Film Festival (West Chester, PA April 25-27 2014)
The Lovett School High School Film Fest (Atlanta, Georgia May 3 2014)
Princeton Student Film & Video Festival (Princeton, NJ July 16th and July 17th 2014)
All American High School Film Fest (NYC, October 24th-27th 2014)
Embarras Valley Film Festival (Charleston, Illinois, Nov. 6, 2014)
Grace Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, April 23-25 2015)
StarLite Film Festival (Winter Garden, Florida Feb. 26 to Mar. 1 2015)
George Lindsey UNA Film Festival (Florence, AL, March 5-7 2015)

Hello From Malaysia:
White House Student Film Festival (Washington D.C., Feb. 28 2014)
Cresskill High School Film Festival (Cresskill, NJ May 22 2014)
All American High School Film Fest (NYC, October 24-27 2014)
Guam International Film Festival (Guam, September 23-28 2014)
The International Children’s Television Festival “Dytiatko” (Kharkiv, Ukraine, September 24th-27th 2014)
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (Chicago, IL, October 24-November 2, 2014)
Citizen Jane Film Festival (Columbia, MO, November 7-9 2014)
The MY HERO International Short Film Festival (Santa Monica, CA, November 22 2014)
StarLite Film Festival (Winter Garden, Florida Feb. 26 to Mar. 1 2015)

We're Okay
Mass Hysteria (Live Stream Event, June 6th 2014)
The Serile Filmului Gay Film Fest (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, November 10th-16th 2014)
All American High School Film Fest (NYC, October 24th-27th 2014)
20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival (Wilmington, NC, November 12-16 2014)
Highway 61 (Pine City, MN, October 3rd-5th 2014)
Mechanical Eye Microcinema
(Asheville, NC, October 21st 2014)
The Mosaic Film Experience (Grand Rapids, MI, November 7-8 2014)
Icarus Project We're Okay Screening (St. Louis, Missouri November 26th 2014)
NFFTY (Seattle, WA, April 23rd-26th 2015)

Warm Rush Music Video:
NFFTY (Seattle, WA April 24-27 2014)
Cresskill High School Film Festival (Cresskill, NJ May 22 2014)
Josiah Media Festival (San Antonio, TX July 10th-12th 2014)
All American High School Film Fest (NYC, October 24th-27th 2014)
Highway 61 (Pine City, MN, October 3rd-5th 2014)
Grenada Afterglow Film Festival (Grenada, MS, October 18th 2014)
Music Malt Online Fest (Online, October 18th 2014)

Sleepyhead:
Sharpcuts (Guelph, Ontario; Nov 16th-18th)
IFF (Canada; August 7th)

Bye Bye Lullaby:
POW Fest (Portland, OR March 6-9 2014)
Josiah Media Festival (San Antonio, TX July 10th-12th 2014)
Citizen Jane Film Festival (Columbia, MO, November 7-9 2014)

What Are You?:
The Lovett School High School Film Fest (Atlanta, Georgia May 3 2014)
Cine Probe (in La Paz, Mexico, May 5-7 2015)
Novella Showcase (TV Stations in Lansing, MI and Jackson, MI)
Boomtown Film & Music Festival (Beaumont, Texas, Feb. 25th-28th 2015)

Beautiful Creature:
All American High School Film Fest (NYC, October 24th-27th 2014)

Big:
TOFF The Online Film Festival (November edition)
Novella Showcase (TV Stations in Lansing, MI and Jackson, MI)

Halfway:
Novella Showcase (TV Stations in Lansing, MI and Jackson, MI)
Colchester International 60 Hour Film Challenge Top 10 (Colchester, UK, October 26th, 2014)

Demons in Disguise:
MiCe Film Festival (Valencia, Spain, March 27th-29th 2015)
StarLite Film Festival (Winter Garden, Florida Feb. 26 to Mar. 1 2015)
NFFTY (Seattle, WA, April 23rd-26th 2015)

The Cycle of Sneezes (screenplay)

-The Hollywood Festival of New Cinema (Hollywood, CA, Feb. 22-25 2015)

Wait in Silence (a film I co-directed with Mida Chu through IA Productions) 
has been accepted and screened at the following festivals:
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival (2012)
Utopia Film Festival (Greenbelt, MD, Oct. 13-21st 2012)
Ruby Mountain Film Festival (Elko, NV, Sept. 28th-30th 2012)
44th Annual Nashville Film Festival (Nashville, TN Apr. 18-25th 2013)


Articles / Interviews

"President Obama Hosts First-Ever White House Student Film Festival"
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/03/06/president-obama-hosts-first-ever-white-house-student-film-festival
The above article talks about my film Hello From Malaysia and relates it to the struggle of immigrants in the U.S.  Hello from Malaysia was 1 of 16 finalists in the first ever White House Student Film Festival 2014. 

"Kira Bursky - We're Okay"
http://www.gigspotting.net/kira-bursky---were-okay.html

"Kira Bursky, Filmmaker & Musician"
http://bobhannaphd.com/kira-bursky-filmmaker-musician/
To hear the hour long radio interview about my film and music, click here.

"Kira Bursky is a Busy Young Filmmaker and Songwriter" 
http://www.gigspotting.net/kira-bursky.html

"Rising Artist: Miss Whimsy" 
http://entertwine.net/rising-artist-miss-whimsy/

"Interview with Miss Whimsy (Alternative Pop Folk Band)" 
http://www.crazypellas.net/cms/interview-with-miss-whimsy-340/

"This is BIG!"
http://www.gigspotting.net/this-is-big.html


"Story Matters: Filmmaker Kira Bursky finds resolution through filmmaking"

http://therapidian.org/story-matters-filmmaker-kira-bursky-finds-resolution-through-filmmaking





"Film of the Week: Warm Rush"
http://www.nffty.org/film-of-the-week/warm-rush

"Kira Bursky - Fool's Paradise"

"Kira Bursky- young film maker par excellence."
http://www.examiner.com/article/kira-bursky-young-film-maker-par-excellence

Hello From Malaysia was mentioned in an NBC article here, and was also mentioned in a Washington Post article here.

Here is my interview with Bill Nye and The White House Student Film Festival: 

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