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What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

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160 international film festival screenings and 60 international awards.

Screenings / Awards: 
ooc = out of competition
ncf = non competitive festival
Milano FF 2012 (World premiere), Italy
10th Brighton FF, 2012, UK, ofc
Nominated to SXSW Grand Jury Award - South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013, Austin, Texas, US (North American premiere)
Febiofest, Prag, ooc
Winner of "Best Comedy" - Honolulu Film Awards 2013, Hawaii, US
Winner of Platinum Remi Award Best Short Comedy - 46th Annual IIFF (Worldfest Houston), Texas, US
Spot Festival, Aarhus, Denmark, ooc
Little Rock FF (LRFF), Arkansas, US
Best Short Drama - Twin Rivers FF 2013, Asheville, US
Short Film Corner - Cannes FF 2013, France, ooc
Oporto IFF 2013, Portugal, ooc
Indianapolis FF 2013 (Indy Filmfest), US
LA Shortfest 2013, US
ISFF 'SHQIP Film Fest' , Kosovo
Port Townsend FF 2013, US
Oakland Underground FF 2013, California, US
Best Director of a Feature Film - Best Actress in a Feature Film (Marienette Dahlin) - Chicago Comedy FF 2013, US
Dublin ISF and Music Festival 2013, Ireland
Best Picture and Best Screenplay - nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (twice), Best Editing, Best Soundtrack, Best Sound Design/Editing  - Maverick Movie Awards 2013, US
New Orleans FF 2013, US
Aesthetica SFF 2013, UK
La Cabina FF 2013, Spain
Ascona FF 2014, US
Phoenix FF 2014, US
Nominated to Golden Reel Award - Tiburon IFF 2014, US
Wet Your Pants Comedy Festival 2014, Indiana, US, ooc
Best Film - Best Overall Performance (actors) - Best Cinematography (Johan Helmer) - Best Original Score (Adam Hagstrand) - WILDsound Toronto Film Festival 2014, Canada 
Festival of Nations 2014, Lenzing, Austria
Founder's Award (Best of Fest) - Best Short - Best Cinematography (Johan Helmer) - Best Actress (Marienette Dahlin) - Best Actor (Stéphane Bertola) - ReelHeART IFF 2014, Toronto, Canada  
Opening Film and Best Short Professional - Real to Reel IFF 2014, North Carolina, US
Best Film - 3rd Kolkata SIFF, Calcutta, India, (Asian premiere)
Audience Award "Vezenina" - Kočevje FF 2014, Kočevje, Slovenia
The Tallinn Festival of New Cinema, Tallin, Estonia, ooc
FUNCINEMA 2014, 1era Muestra Internacional de Cine de Comedia, Mar del Plata, Argentina (South American premiere), ooc
Best Cinematography (Johan Helmer) - Indian Cine FF-14, Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), India
1st PLACE WINNER - Comedy Short - Highway 61 FF 2014, Pine City, Minneapolis, US
Comedy Cluj IFF 2014, Cluj Napoca, Romania, ooc
The Northern Wave IFF 2014, Reykjavík, Iceland
Best Short Narrative - Best Director - The Jersey City International Television and FF 2014 - JCITFF - New Jersey, US
FICVI - Festival Internacional de Cine de Villavicencio 2014 - Colombia
Nominated to Cinematic Achievement Award - Thessaloniki ISFF 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece
A film for Peace 2014, Trieste, Italy, ooc
Hamilton FF 2014, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3rd Dehli SIFF 2014, New Delhi, India,
Winner Outstanding Foreign Language Film - (Feature) 2014 Weyauwega International Film Festival, Wisconsin, US
(Feature) - International SFF 2014, FENACO, Cusco, Perú
Winner Award of Excellence - IFF Documentary and Short, Djakarta, Indonesia
Swiff - South West London IFF, England
Athens Digital IFF, Greece
3rd DIFF, Delhi, India, ooc
Winner Special Mention Screenplay - LECCE Film Fest, Italy
Best Picture - Feature Honorable Mention - Flathead Lake International Cinefest, Polson, Montana, US
Winner of Founder's Award - North Carolina Film Awards, US
Beeston FF, Beeston, UK, ooc
Winner of the Kinova, award for Best Cinematography - Semana Internacional del Cortometraje de San Roque, Cádiz, Spain
Spokane IFF, US
Winner of Best Story Writer (Short Fiction Film) - "John Hellberg" - 3rd Darbhanga IFF, Darbhanga, India
Winner of "Best Short" - Beloit IFF, Illinois, US
WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival, Miami, US
Angkor Wat IFF, Cambodia, ooc
Cinecran, 14e Rencontres du Cinéma Européen, Vannes, France, ooc
"Special Mention" - The Byron Bay IFF, Australia, (Australian premiere)
San Luis Obispo IFF, California, US
RxSM Film Expo, Austin, US
Queens World FF, New-York, US
Garden State FF, Atlantic City, US
Nominated for "Best Featurette" - Victoria TX Indie Film Fest, US
Nominated - 23rd Contravision FF, Berlin
Best Screenplay - (Feature) - Brooklyn Audience Now, New York, US
Cinemística FF, Granada, Spain
ClujShorts ISFF, Romania, ooc
Multiverse Film Festival, NYC, US
3rd International Motion Festival, Cyprus
Winner - Cinevana - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening Film - IFLF - Short n Doc film fest, Kerala, India, ooc
Short Film Winner - The Buenos Aires Festival of New Cinema, Argentina
Award for Best Short Narrative - Crossroads FF, Jackson, Mississippi, US
Arizona IFF, US
Filmfest Dresden ISFF, Germany
ISFF Landau, La.Meko, Germany
Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest, Arkansas, US
Julien Dubuque IFF, Dubuque, Iowa, US
Best Foreign Film - (Feature) - The Ridgewood Guild FF, New Jersey, US
Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre, Gibara, Cuba, ncf
JUMPTHECUT, Singapore, ooc
Opening Film - Con FF, Philadelphia, US
Carmarthen Bay FF, UK.
Ljubljana IFF, Ljubjana (Slovenia), Tirana (Albania), Prishtina (Kosovo), ncf
Winner 1st place Short - New York International Urban FF (NUFF), US
Best Film in Fiction - (Feature) - Navi Mumbai IFF, India.
Access Code SLFF, Bangalore, India, ooc
CloseUp IFF, NYC, US, ooc
Nominated "Judges Choice" - Eastern North Carolina FF, US
Winner of Delani Award. - Alaska IF Awards, US
Interrobang FF, Des Moines, Iowa, US, ooc
Hoosierdance IFF, Kokomo, Indiana, US
Ljubljana IFF, Tel Aviv, Israel, ncf
Zanzibar IFF, Tanzania
SBE's Hamilton (NY) IFF, US, ncf
Gwinnett Center IFF, Duluth, Georgia, US
Columbia Gorge IFF, California, US
Landlocked FF, Iowa City, Iowa, US
Underground SFF, Cork, Ireland (selected as "Not So Short", ooc)
Muskoka Independent FF, Rosseau, Ontario, Canada
Cineshift Film Festival, Anacortes, Washington, US, ncf
Nominated for Best Featurette, Best Director Featurette, Best Actress Featurette Film - Cinerockom IFF, Beverly Hills, US
Opening Film - Winner of 2 Sylvias: "Best Foreign Film" (Juried Award) + "Best in Show Narrative" (Audience Choice Award) - (Feature) - Rome IFF, Georgia, US
Nominated for "L'Amphore du Peuple" (Prix du Public) -  Festival International du Film Grolandais de Toulouse, France
Princeton IFF, New Jersey, US, ooc
Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival (LEAFF), Sandusky, Ohio, US
Full Bloom FF, Statesville, North Carolina, US
Golden Door IFF Jersey City, US
Best Short Film: Silver Award - Best Director: Bronze Award - Best
Screenplay: Bronze Award - L.A. Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, US
(Feature) - 1st Footcandle FF, Hickory, North Carolina, US
World of Film IF, Glasgow, UK
Barcelona Planet FF, Spain
Honorable Mention - (Feature) - Underfunded FF, Pleasant Grove, Utah, US
Best Foreign Film - Nominations: Best Foreign Country; Best Director; Best Male Supporting - 
Red Dirt IFF - Stillwater, Oklahoma, US
NIFF, Houston, Texas, US
Access Code SLFF, Bangalore, India
YoFi Fest - Yonkers FF, New York, US, ncf
Rugged Phoenix UFF, Maine, US,   
Winner Best Short Film - Just4Shorts, LA, US
(ELAFF) EURO LA Cinema Festival, US
(Featurette) - Red Rock FF, Cedar City, Southern Utah, US
Special Prize -  PRVI KADAR-IFF, East Sarajevo, Bosnia
Big Shorts LA FF, California, US  
Lake Champlain IFF, Platsburgh, NY, US   
Another Independent IFF, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US
Winner Best Narrative Short - Cutting Edge FF, Florida, US                      Special Mention - Filmmaker IFF, Marbella, Spain
Winner Best Foreign Short; Best International Short Comedy - Wendy's Shorts, Austin, Texas, US
Smita Patil FF, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Blackbird FF, Cortland, NY, US, ooc
Special Prize (short) - BaNeFF doc:short, Kungsängen, Sweden
Kiwi IFF, Auckland, New Zealand
Winner - Sirius Film Festival, Beijing, China (Chinese premiere)
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