AWARDS, SCREENINGS, AND PRESS

Upcoming Festivals

 

CURRENT AND FUTURE JASMINE ROAD SCREENINGS ONLINE AND IN CINEMA AT UPCOMING FESTIVALS

Click links below for online screening tickets

UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS, Jasmine Road's Aixa Kay nominated for BEST FEMALE LEAD. Watch online Saturday November 20, red carpet 5:45pm PT, awards 7:00pm PT.  Click thumbnail pic for link.

MENA (MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN) FILM FESTIVAL, Vancouver, BC.  November 21 - 27, in cinema and ONLINE

 

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

SOCIAL IMPACT AND VISION AWARD/PANAVISION AWARD - OJAI FILM FESTIVAL, 2021

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY AWARD (WARREN SULATYCKY) - 2021 ALBERTA SCREEN AWARDS (Nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design)

BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM DRAMA – EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2020

BEST LEAD ACTOR AWARD (GREG ELLWAND) - INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK, 2021

BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST DIRECTOR (WARREN SULATYCKY), BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (SUAD BUSHNAQ) - FINE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL/VENICE                     INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CALIFORNIA, 2021

BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM AWARD/ALLEGRA AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - MILTON FILM FESTIVAL, 2021

AUDIENCE AWARD -  INVERMERE FILM FESTIVAL, 2021

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS - PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL (WASHINGTON STATE); JACK LAKE FILM FESTIVAL (ONTARIO, CANADA)

BEST  FEATURE FILM, BEST LEAD ACTRESS (AIXA KAY) NOMINATIONS- OKOTOKS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2021

BEST LEAD ACTRESS NOMINATION (AIXA KAY)- UBCP ACTRA AWARDS - Winner announced Nov 20./21

BEST LEAD ACTOR (GREG ELLWAND) AND AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - BEST FEATURE FILM - Central Alberta Film Festival, (nomintation: Best           Lead Actress - Toni Ellwand). 2021

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM AWARD - Immigration Film Festival, Washington DC, 2021

OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - MENA (MIDDLE EASTERN AND NORTH AFRICAN) FILM FESTIVAL, VANCOUVER, 2021

OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - EDMONTON IFF, 2020

OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - CALGARY ARAB NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, 2020

OPENING SERIES FILM - FILM.CA CINEMA PRESENTS SERIES, 2021

OPENING NIGHT FESTIVAL FILM - IMMIGRATION FILM FESTIAL, 2021

OPENING FESTIVAL FILM - OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL, 2021, 

 

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTIONS TO DATE

Calgary IFF, Edmonton IFF (Opening Night Film), Calgary Arabic Film Nights Festival (Opening Night Film), Telefilm Canada Perspectives Berlin showcase EFM 2021, Reel Canadian Film Festival 2021, Milton Film Festival 2021, Invermere Film Festival, Collingwood Film Society Festival, Ancaster FF, Film.ca Presents, International Filmmaker Festival of New York, Okotoks Film Festival, Fine Arts Film Festival (Venice, CA), Sedona IFF, Love Is Folly Festival (Varna, Bulgaria), Southern Cone International Film Festival (Valparaiso, Chile), Port Townsend Film Festival, Washington State; Ojai Film Festival, California; Newport Beach IFF, California; Lebanese Film Festival of Canada, Montreal; Immigration Film Festival, Washington, DC; Home Is Distant Shores, North Carolina; Jack Lake Film Festival, Ontario; Central Alberta Film Festival, MENA (Middle Eastern and North Africa) Film Festival (Vancouver, BC), East Lansing Film Festival (Michigan USA), Montelupo Fiorentino International Independent Film Festival, (Italy). 

 

CANADIAN PRESS EXCERPTS:

 

“Sulatycky’s Alberta landscapes will break what's left of your heart after you go through the wringer with his extraordinary characters in Jasmine Road. Sulatycky has a reverence for character, and a patient way with the lives of his characters, and they all come to a kind of marvelous life in Jasmine Road”. - CTV, Stephen Hunt

 

“A Quiet Study of intersecting lives. Thanks to perceptive performances of the actors and well-crafted characters, the film offers surprising depth without ever becoming preachy. A remarkable performance by newcomer Melody Mokhtari”. - Calgary Herald, Eric Volmers

 

“Writer-director Warren Sulatycky takes it down to a personal, emotional, and honest level you never get on the evening news. The result is an edgy yet surprisingly gentle tear-jerker – one that can make your blood boil at the same time. For the most part, the film steers clear of anger and violence; instead, with rich dialogue and well-drawn characters, we are gifted with a remarkable insight into people who are “just like us. The element of “magic” adds an extra emotional layer to an already heartbreaking, heart-warming story. Better bring Kleenex.” - GIGCity

“A beautifully filmed, poignant story about the common humanity that binds us all together. The acting is beautifully understated. Greg Ellwand is suitably restrained as the laconic Mac and Ahmed Muslimani takes the prize for his portrayal as Salem – being a gay Muslim man is dangerous almost anywhere, but particularly so in a highly conservative rural area. His weariness, resignation, and grief are completely believable. Best of all, the scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful and the stunning vistas alone are worth your time. The highlight of Jasmine Road is its overarching message of tolerance, acceptance, and shared human experience. The film makes it clear that despite our cultural differences, we are all human and share the experience of loss and pain. We find joy and meaning in our families and we also find satisfaction in mastering skills and sharing our work with others. What this lovely little movie shows is that people of good will can bridge that gap with kindness, empathy, openness, and a little bit of effort.” - ParentPreviews.com

“The acting alone — plus the back and forth of Arabic and country music — are worth your support as the Edmonton Film Festival’s opening night film” - Edmonton Journal

"Fantastic piece of work, heartfelt, very much a film audiences can identify with whether they have been through the experiences of the characters or not. Looks Beautiful. Deserving of being the opening night film of the Edmonton International Film Festival." - CJSR RADIO, Edmonton

 

“Top Five Films at Calgary International Film Festival” - Immrfabulous.com