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"Private Session" - Suspense / Thriller

After qualifying for the exclusive WORLD FILM CHALLENGE, PRIVATE SESSION was created.  Against premier international competition, it became a FINALIST, placing in the TOP 15 of 44 films.


Thus, the film was honored at FILMAPALOOZA, a ceremony in Holland recognizing the best films internationally from the 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT, FOUR POINTS FILM PROJECT, and WORLD FILM CHALLENGE.  TOTAL RUNTIME was the only production team in the world to achieve a FINALIST status in all 3 competitions.

This, plus other festival accolades, were attained despite its 48-hour turnaround window.


2020 World Film Challenge (Top 15 Finalist of 44 top-qualifying international films)

Filmapalooza (2020): NETHERLANDS

[one of only 3 films to represent Los Angeles]

[one of only 8 films from the U.S. to screen]

[among 153 top-tier finalists from 45 countries]

Trí Rivers Film Festival (2020): NORTHERN IRELAND

PBS Guam/GIFF Select Showcase (2021)

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival (2020)

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival (2020)

Platinum Award Honorable Mention WINNER

[top 100 of over 1000+ submissions]

[one of only 32 films to play during entire festival]

South Georgia Film Festival (2021)

Dark Story Festival (2021): SPAIN

FILM @ Downtown Urban Arts Festival (2021): NEW YORK

[Tribeca Film Center screening]

Luna Lumen Film Festival (2021 Semi-Finalist)

Vienna International Film Awards (2021 Honorable Mention): AUSTRIA

SPYFLIX Film Festival (2021 Honorable Mention): NEW YORK

[selected to appear in SPYFLIX Spotlight Series]

International Panoramic Film Festival of India (2021)

Palm Beach Film Festival (2021)

PopCon International Film Festival (2021)

[festival/convention that attracts 30,000 attendees]

[in select group chosen for both virtual AND in-person programming]

Virtual Cinema Festival (2021 Quarter-Finalist)

Bristol International Film Festival (2021)

Thrills, Chills, and Kills Summer Film Fest (2021)

Best Director Runner Up WINNER

[recognized out of 75 official selections from 18 countries]

Visionary Filmmakers Showcase (2021): LOS ANGELES

Spring Grove International Film Festival (2021)

Wales International Film Festival (2021)

Best No Budget Short Film WINNER

[beat out 7 other nominated films in category]


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