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  • A coming of age story set in Vrindavan

    An internet person, Sean Fletcher tries to run from a broken relationship by taking a trip to Himalayas, but finds himself stuck in a small Indian town that turns out to be an unusual place.

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  • 'Reconnection' is a coming of age story of one westerner's journey to a sacred Indian town of Vrindavan. Available online for free after a successful crowdfunding campaign, this feature film has won 15 awards and has been screened at 25 International film festivals.
  • Free online release of ‘Reconnection’ has become a reality. Thank you to everyone, who believed in this project, and who supported the ‘Show Reconnection around the World’ crowdfunding campaign!

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  • One small town, one big change in your life

    • Sean Fletcher is a successful web designer, more capable with the Internet than his personal life. Unable to deal with his recent break up, Sean tries to run away from it all by taking a trip to the Himalayas but finds himself stuck on the way in a small Indian town. Things get complicated when he gets a work offer at home only to realize he can’t make it back in time to take it. While Sean figures out his priorities between career and relationships, he finds that he is stuck in a very unusual place, which takes him on a heart changing journey.
     
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  • A Film About Two Worlds

    • Reconnection is a film about uncovering the masks. It’s about two worlds. A world of living behind a polite smile, where glances briefly meet only to get back to phone screens and a phrase “what’s up?” – this doesn’t really need an answer. And then it’s about another world that only lets you in if you get out of your bubble, out of your sterile and sanitized life to a reality and eventually to your true self.
     
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Why do we need this film

A film about sacred Indian town of five thousand temples, “Reconnection” has won 15 awards and has been screened at 25 International film festivals.

  It takes the viewer on a journey of spiritual awakening.
— Creation International Film Festival, Canada More reviews

This film is not for everyone. “Reconnection” is the film you would want to show to your friends, who are trying to rediscover their inner self , have lost their path and are looking for answers.

  The film just fascinates. It is easy to watch but it has a deep meaning at the same time.
— Anjelika Batischeva More reviews

Films like this easily get lost in a mainstream flow of action-packed franchises and do not fit in a traditional distribution model. Yet we need transformative films like this more than ever.

  If we want more uplifting films like this we need to lift up the films like this!
— Madi Brinkmann, a Grammy nominee musician More reviews

We realized that the fastest way we can get this film to you is if we cut all the mediators and agents, tailor our own distribution strategy and ask your help to fund it. That’s why we have started a fundraising campaign to release the film online, for free.

Where does the money go?

For the film to be released we need two things:

  1. Cover the production expenses
  2. Micro-budget production by the film standards, “Reconnection” has been made through private funding. For the film to be released, this funds need to be returned. The film production budget amounts to USD 88,000. This is what we set as the campaign minimum fundraising goal.

  3. Raise money for the film distribution and promotion
  4. It is not enough to put a film online for free. In order for “Reconnection” to reach its audience, the film needs promotion.
    We need to invest into advertisement, paid social media coverage and articles in major media outlets.
    Besides making the film available online for free, we plan to put the film on VOD platforms, in-flight entertainment programs and a few others channels. We already have started the promotional activity, investing some of your contributions as they come. Our estimated distribution / promo budget is $24,000. Put on top of our minimum, it amounts to a $112,000 stretch goal of the campaign.

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Film Reviews

Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network

There is a beautiful and moving story at the heart of the film

  • Superbly hooked at the beginning. The quick cutting and progression of the narrative was engaging. The film looks beautiful, we are introduced to the characters well and you give the audience a sense of drama. There is a beautiful and moving story at the heart of the film. The cinematography is the stand out feature as many of the shots are beautifully captured.
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Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network, May 2016

Largo Film Awards

Everything that comes to mind when one imagines India is in its proper place in Reconnection

  • The uplifting Holi festival, monkeys stealing things, Indian cuisine in its diversity and colourfulness, temples, cows (a safe space for cows), the concept of timelessness, the merging of the mundane and the sacred in almost untraceable ways, everything that comes to mind when one imagines India is in its proper place in Reconnection.
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Largo Film Awards, May 2016

Blackbird Film Fest

An interesting cross between narrative and documentary

  • Reconnection was an interesting submission in that it almost seemed to mix genres – an interesting cross between narrative and documentary. The intro of the film was very engaging and the visual are stunning.
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Blackbird Film Fest review, Cortland, NY, USA,, May 2016

12 Month Film Festival

A Journey on the Paths of the Forgotten Values

  • Reconnection is not only a Film, but it is a journey on the paths of the forgotten values, that waits to be rediscovered by the teachnologized society.
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— Vlad Alexandru, the director of 12 Months Film Festival, February 2016

Wendy's Shorts Award

A beautiful film for today’s harsh world

  • It’s a wonderful history lesson of the area and the people that live there. Overall a beautiful story about compassion, understanding and love. More people should live this way .

    A beautiful film for today’s harsh world.

Wendy’s Short Awards review, February 2016

WILDsound Film Festival

Holds true in today’s world

  • This is a pretty nicely done film with a lot of themes and moments that will hold true in today’s world no matter where you live.

WILDsound Film Festival review, December 2015

Vivek Oberoi, a famous Bollywood actor, interviewed by the ‘Reconnection’ filming crew, talks about Vrindavan, a central place of the film story.

It’s true bliss, true joy

  • It’s true bliss, true joy! That is Vrindavan. The real soul of India is here.

— Vivek Oberoi, a Bollywood star famous for his films ‘Prince’ and ‘Mission Istanbul’

Cleveland International Film Festival

Reconnection is a visually stunning film

  • Reconnection is a visually stunning film. I love the footage of the countryside, the mountains, and the intimate look at the people of Vrindavan. The visuals all create a very strong, cohesive sense of style and feel like something out of a National Geographic magazine.
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— Beth Steele Radisek, Special Projects Director, Cleveland International Film Festival , Ohio, USA, May 2016

Creation International Fim Festival

Simply put, it’s beautiful

  • Simply put, it’s beautiful. Reconnection takes the viewer on a journey of spiritual awakening.

    It’s really hard to go wrong when choosing to shoot in a spectacular location like Vrindavan. The film is not for everyone. But for those looking for beautiful scenery, Reconnection offers it in spades.
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— Brian Lutes, Creation International Film Festival, May 2016

Ouchy Film Awards, Switzerland

What it offers is healing experience through helping others and sharing your life and love with them

  • Humble in its appearance, Vrindavan is not trying to awe you by grandeur of white temples and impeccable nature. What it offers is healing experience through helping others and sharing your life and love with them. The movie invites adventurers, roamers and all who might have lost their way to come and visit.
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Ouchy Film Awards review, Switzerland, May 2016

The Monthly Film Festival

This is a captivating trip to an intangible place!

  • Maksim Varfolomeev’s ‘Reconnection’ is a film teaching about the power to give correct priorities in life. It is an initiatory path in a strange space where value is differently quantified and assigned by people who know so little about the western commercial culture but so much about humanity.
    This is a captivating trip to an intangible place!
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The Monthly Film Festival review, January 2016

Legendary filmmaker G.L. Bhardwaj presents an award for the ‘Reconnection’ to Maksim Varfolomeev, the film director. Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai, India, September 2015.

Reconnection has done it much better

  • My film ‘Land of Krishna’ made several international and national awards, but [Reconnection] has done it much better!

— G.L. Bhardwaj, the legendary filmmaker that worked with Raj Kapoor, famous for his films ‘Shocking Asia’ and ‘Shree 420’

ISKCON News

Beautifully shot and edited

  • ‘Reconnection’ is beautifully shot and edited and captures in its warm earth tones the people, the buzzing energy, and the hectic town of Vrindavan – along with its conversely peaceful fields, golden sunrises and devotion.
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ISKCON News article, July 2015

Reconnection - A Multi-Award Winning Film

A Multi-Award Winning Film

Winner - Award of Excellence

Best Shorts Competition Film Festival in La Jolla, California, USA, June 2015: ‘Reconnection’ wins a prestigious Award of Excellence. Official festival list of nominees.

Special Mention - Jury

Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai, India, September 2015: ‘Reconnection’ receives Special Mention – Jury award. Here is the official festival list of nominees.

Honorable Mention

SaMo Indie Fest, Santa Monica, California, USA, September 2015: ‘Reconnection’ wins Honorable Mention award. Here is the official festival winners list.

Official Selection

Indie Fest USA in Garden Grove, California, USA, September 2015: Official Selection of the Festival. Here is the festival list.

Award Winner - Best Spiritual

Great Lakes International Film Festival in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA, October 2015: ‘Reconnection’ is awarded with Best Religious/Spiritual nomination. Official festival list of winners.

Award of Merit

Accolade Global Film Competition in La Jolla, California, USA, November 2015: ‘Reconnection’ acclaimed with Award of Merit. Here is the festival list of winners.

Winner - Best Cinematography

Back in the Box Film Festival, Toluca Lake, California, USA, December 2015: ‘Reconnection’ is awarded with Best Cinematography trophy. Here is the festival list of winners.

Official Selection

The Access Code Film Festival, Srinagar, India, January 2016: Official Selection of the Festival. Here is the festival list.

Official Selection

Wendy’s Shorts Online International Film Festival in USA, January 2016: ‘Reconnection’ gets into Official Selection. Here is the selection list.

Nomenee

MoveMe Productions Online Film Festival, Belgium, January 2016: ‘Reconnection’ is selected among the nominees. Here is the festival website.

Nomenee - Best Feature

The Monthly Film Festival, Glasgow, UK, January 2016: ‘Reconnection’ is nominated into a Best Feature Film category. Here is the festival list of this category winners.

Official Selection

ShortFest International, Malta, February 2016: ‘Reconnection’ makes it into Official Selection. Here is the festival selection list.

Official Selection

Wolves Independent International Film Awards, Lithuania, February 2016: ‘Reconnection’ gets into Official Selection. Here is the festival website.

Screenwriter of the Month

12 Months Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, February 2016: ‘Reconnection’ wins Screenwriter of the Month 3rd Award. Here are the festival winners.

Gold Winner

International Independent Film Awards, Encino, California, USA, March 2016: ‘Reconnection’ receives a prestigious Gold Winner award. Here is the festival list of winners.

Best Of Show

Depth Of Field International Film Festival, Nassau, Delaware, USA, April 2016: ‘Reconnection’ receives Best Of Show award. Here is the festival list of winners.

Official Selection

Los Angeles CineFest, LA, California, USA, April 5 2016, ‘Reconnection’ gets into the Official Selection of the festival. Here is the festival list.

Special Mention - Jury

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi, India, April 2016: ‘Reconnection’ wins Special Mention – Jury award. Check official festival website.

Official Selection

GardenCity International Film Festival, Bangalore, India, April 2016: The festival chooses ‘Reconnection’ for its Official Selection and screening. Here is the festival list.

Official Selection

Largo Awards, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2016: ‘Reconnection’ gets into Official Selection and is being nominated in the Best Sound/Music category. Check the festival selection list here.

Official Selection

Ouchy Film Awards selects ‘Reconnection’ and nominates it in the Best Screenplay category. Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2016. Check the festival Official Selection list.

Winner - Best Cinematography

‘Reconnection’ wins the Best Cinematography award at Creation International Film Festival, Ontario, Canada, May 28, 2016. Check the official list of winners.

1st Prize Winner

ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival, Toronto, Canada, July 4, 2016: ‘Reconnection’ wins 1st Prize in the Best Short Film category and receives Best Sound award! Here is the official festival list of winners.

Best Director

Rishikesh Art and Film Festival, Rishikesh, India, March 11, 2017: ‘Reconnection’ receives a Best Director award! Check the festival website.

Reconnection - A Multi-Award Winning Film

Winner - Award of Excellence - Best Shorts Competition1st Prize Winner - Best Short Film, Best Sound - ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay FestivalWinner - Award of Merit - Accolade Global Film CompetitionWinner - Best Cinematography - Back in the Box Film FestivalWinner - Best Spiritual - Great Lakes International Film FestivalSpecial Mention-Jury - Indian Cine Film FestivalCreation International Film Festival, Canada - Official SelectionHonorable Mention - SaMo Indie Film FestivalInternational Independent Film Awards - Gold WinnerRishikesh Art and Film Festival - Best DirectorSpecial Mention-Jury - 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi, India12 Month Film Festival - Screenwriter Of The Month AwardBest Of Show - Depth Of Field International Film Festival CompetitionAccess Code Short Film Festival - Official SelectionOfficial Selection - Wendy's Shorts Online International Film FestivalNominee - MoveMe Productions Online Film FestivalThe Monthly Film Festival - Nominee - Best Feature FilmShortFest International - Official SelectionWolves Independent International Film Awards - Official SelectionOfficial Selection - Indie Fest Film FestivalLos Angeles CineFest Film FestivalGardenCity Film Festival, Bangalore, India - Official SelectionLargo Awards - Best Sound/Music Nominee - Official SelectionOuchy Film Awards - Best Screenplay nominee

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