Cyrus Kowsari's "The Color of Christmas" Is Closing in on an Academy Award Nomination

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Cyrus Kowsari’s directorial debut "The Color of Christmas" is one win away from entering the Oscar race and his chance comes this Friday at the LA Shorts Fest.

After winning top prizes at film festivals across the country, Cyrus Kowsari’s film "The Color of Christmas" will be screening at the Academy Accredited and BAFTA qualifying LA Shorts Fest on September 6th. This festival has produced thirteen Academy Award winners over the last sixteen years. A win at the LA Shorts Fest for Cyrus would qualify his film for an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Short Film at next year’s Academy Awards. Kowsari's film, a dark horse candidate, will be competing against other films this week starring A-list actors like Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Gérard Depardieu, and Sir Ian McKellen.

In March, "The Color of Christmas" took the audience award for Best Short Film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. The twenty-four year old Massachusetts native also won a Golden Remi Award (a prize that a young Steven Spielberg also won) at WorldFest-Houston, and a Silver Bulb at the inaugural Vegas Indie Film Fest. "The Color of Christmas" will next be playing at the South Dakota Film Festival in September and at the Orlando Film Festival in October.

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