Coffee Shop Names

Directed by Deepak Sethi

Tribeca X 2021

Soho House Script House Award Winner

Aspen ShortsFest, Palm Springs ShortFest, Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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Three Indian people imagine their personas as their "coffee shop names," the names they give baristas because their real names are hard to pronounce.

Directed by Deepak Sethi

Produced by Valerie Steinberg

Starring: Danny Pudi, Karan Soni, Kausar Mohammed, Anders Holm,

Veronika Dash, Bob Stephenson, Annie Sertich, and Jason Gray-Stanford.

Produced through the Soho House ScriptHouse program.

AWARDS:
Soho House ScriptHouse Award

IFF Boston Audience Award for Narrative Short Film
Oxford Film Festival Angie Thomas Zeitgeist Award
Sun Valley Film Festival Soho House Award
Cordillera International Film Festival Best Comedy Short

DC Shorts Audience Award

Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico): Best USA Comedy, Audience Choice Best Comedy

Salute Your Shorts: Audience Award, Honorable Mention

FESTIVALS (ongoing):

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL X AWARD

ASPEN SHORTSFEST
ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL
CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
COALITION OF SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVALS
CORDILLERA FILM FESTIVAL
CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL

CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL
DC SHORTS
DEAD CENTER FILM FESTIVAL
DEEP IN THE HEART FILM FESTIVAL
FILMFEST DC
HEARTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON
JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LOWER EAST SIDE FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH ON WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL
MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MONTANA FILM FESTIVAL
NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL
NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL
OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL
OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST
RINCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SALUTE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

SAN DIEGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SENE FILM FESTIVAL
SNAKE ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF ORLANDO
SOUTHERN FRIED FILM FESTIVAL
SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL (HBO)
WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL