Toronto 2020: Emma Seligman talks Shiva Baby

Writer-director Emma Seligman spoke with Solzy at the Movies during the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival about Shiva Baby. Shiva Baby is holding the Canadian premiere during TIFF right after acquiring a distributor in Utopia. What were the some of the things you were looking for in terms of a distributor? Emma Seligman: I think that was the main focus was always wanting someone that had a track record of supporting independent film and films…

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Outfest 2020: Shiva Baby

Writer-director Emma Seligman‘s stupendous feature debut, Shiva Baby, expands on the 2018 short film in one of the most Jewish films to grace the screen. Shiva is a seven-day mourning period in the Jewish religion.  This period traditionally starts following the burial.  Mourners stay home during this period while family and friends come over to offer condolences.  A minyan will usually gather in the afternoon and evening in order for mourners to recite Mourner’s Kaddish…

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The Solzy Awards for Short Films

I’m changing it up this year with how I present my awards and as such, I’m presenting the Solzy Awards for Short Films prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It’s been a great year for film.  When it comes to short films, I’ve seen some films that have blown me away.  I’ve seen some films that I don’t think that anyone could have possibly imagined.  Without any further adieu, here are the winners of this…

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Shiva Baby: SXSW short a Vimeo Staff Pick

Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby, a short film that premiered during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, is now a Vimeo Staff Pick. Emma Seligman’s short film is one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen to be set during a shiva.  This even takes the film adaptation of This Is Where I Leave You into account.  Rachel Sennott stars as Danielle, a college student who has hooked up with a sugar daddy.  It’s a great performance for the…

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SXSW 2018: Shorts Roundup

A number of shorts premiered during the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.  What follows below is a recap of some of the films that I had a chance to watch during SXSW, including Men Don’t Whisper, which I previously saw during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.  Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby takes the honor for the best live-action short I so far during the festival. Shiva Baby Emma Seligman’s short film is one of the funniest films…

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SXSW 2018: Emma Seligman talks Shiva Baby

Filmmaker Emma Seligman spoke to Solzy at the Movies ahead of the world premiere of her narrative short, Shiva Baby, premiering Shorts Program 2 at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Emma, thanks for joining us today.  How are things treating you? Emma Seligman:  I’m great, thank you! I’m really excited to be here. Your thesis film, Shiva Baby, is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival.  Can you talk about what a thrill it is to…

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