Indian International Short Film Festival Cinemascope: Tombstone Pillow

The message of Tombstone Pillow is universal- it can transcend borders and culture.

The story is about a 9-year-old girl who gives the Philippines' wealthiest widow a tour of a graveyard that thousands of poor people call home, where she discovers what real riches are.

The film currently has 27 Nominations and 18 wins from various film festivals including Venice, Amsterdam, Chile, Cannes, Japan, Manila, UK, Europe, and now India.



Asha Ereal Media was founded in 2011 by a group of cultural enthusiasts who focus on Anchoring, Direction, Photography, Acting, and other cultural activities. They formed the Cinemascope Awards, one of the leading festivals in Calcutta, India.

India has one of the most sophisticated palettes when it comes to films. Indian audiences watch and create some of the best films in the world.

The film festival promotes talented artists and filmmakers. The IISFF is a platform for Young students and Professional filmmakers to share their work and express their ideas to a wider audience. Most of the film entries have a social message as a theme.

The Indian International Short Film Festival” Cinemascope” caters to short films, documentaries, and animation films. Famous public figures who value cultural aspects are the ones who judge and attend the festival.

In recent years, the founding body Asha Ereal Media has exerted efforts into making sure that the films are promoted on a digital platform.

6 Special Cinemascope awards will be given:

  • Best Experimental Film
  • Best Social Awareness Film
  • Best Animation Film
  • Best Audience Choice Film
  • Best Documentary Film
  • Best Student Film

Tombstone Pillow List of Awards & Nominations

  • LA Shorts International Film Festival (Los Angeles)
  • Around Films International Film Festival (Award Winner) (Amsterdam)
  • New York City International Film Festival (Best Actress Nomination)
  • Global Short Film Awards Cannes (Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography(Winner) (Cannes)
  • Global Impact Film Festival in DC ( Nominee)
  • Exit 6 Film Festival (Nominee) ( England)
  • New York Movie Awards (Award-winner)
  • Hollywood Gold Awards (Award-winner) (USA)
  • Venice Film Awards (Award winner) ( Italy)
  • New York City Independent Film Festival (Award winner)
  • Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (Nominee)
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Japan Screening) (Award Winner)
  • Prague International Monthly Film Festival (Winner) (Czech Republic)
  • All Asian Independent Film Festival (Nominee) (Manila, Philippines)
  • US Hollywood Int’l Golden Film Award (Award Winner)                      
  • Film for Peace (Award Winner) (Toronto, Canada)
  • Concepcion Independent Film Awards (Award Winner) (Chile)
  • ICP Entertainment Film Festival (Nominee) (USA)
  • Asian Cinematography Awards (Nominee) (Manila, Philippines)
  • New York Cinematography Awards ( Best Cinematographer)
  • Golden Wheat Awards ( Official Selection) ( Turkey)
  • Social Short Antwerp Filmfestival (Nominee) ( Belgium)
  • Indian International Short Film Festival” Cinemascope” ( Calcutta, India)


Cast & Crew

Executive Producer: Timeless Entertainment Inc.
Directed by: Dream Team Directors ( Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett)
Starring: Lourdes Duque Baron, Kendra Sison De Mesa, Ian Taylor Ignacio, Akram Yesmine Lahmandi, Blake Salcedo and Cedric Escobar
Screenplay by: Fraser Kee Scott

Story by: Daniel Lir, Bayou Bennett and Fraser Scott
Director of Photography: Mycko David
Editor: Bella Jones
Music: Hagay Mizrahi
Production Design: Marielle Hizon
Team Manager: Nina Ortencio
Digital Marketing: Christel Payseng
PR/ Media Relations: Maria Urduja Osit Li
Production Team: Rorie Baron and Jong Tabtab


Watch the trailer:

Tombstone Pillow is already available in Amazon Prime UK

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