Rujanee Mahakanjana

Via Zoom: Writer/Director/Producer Rujanee Mahakanjana of ‘Lab 99’

CHICAGO – Rujanee Mahakanjana continues to evolve. The filmmaker is an atmosphere, which played out in her early works and is proceeding through a film 12 years in the making (“Lab 99”), her founding of a content website (pixquid.com), several projects and a return to the in-person SHORTCUT 100 International Film Fest.

Via Zoom: Joshua Young of Chicago Southland International Film Festival, Oct. 11-17, 2021

Chicago Southland Film Fest

CHICAGO – South of Chicago, specifically the south suburbs, is Governors State University (University Park, Illinois). Emerging from the pandemic is the Chicago Southland International Film Festival, which takes place October 11th through the 17th, 2021, and is presented by the University.

Podtalk: Jenaeth Markaj of 8th Annual Shortcut 100 International Film Fest, Oct. 9-16, 2020

Shortcut 100, 2020

CHICAGO – One of the great and now traditional Fall cinema events in Chicago is the Shortcut 100 International Film Festival, and this year there will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual/online events associated with the 8th annual short film celebration.

Interview: Director Rujanee Mahakanjana Takes a Different Route to ‘Lab 99’

Rujanee by Patrick McDonald

CHICAGO – Director Rujanee Mahakanjana has created some atypical and artistic statements in her film career. Her studio Nebula Creatives represents that work, which includes the short films “Random Seating” and “Out of Sight,” and feature films “Man and His Erections” and “Parallel Universe.” She is taking a different route to her next film, “Lab 99,” with a creative process that utilizes the comic book format.

Film News: 4th Annual Shortcut 100 International Film Festival in Chicago on Oct. 8, 2016

Shortcut 100 2016

CHICAGO – The Shortcut 100 International Film Festival, presented by Nebula Creatives, is now in its fourth year, and gaining momentum as one of the premiere short film festivals in Chicago. The one day short film fest is Saturday, October 8th, 2016, and will take place at The Throne Room in Chicago, from 5pm to 8pm.

Interview: Shortcut 100 Film Festival Producer Rujanee Mahakanjana

Short 100 Film Festival

CHICAGO – The short film gets its due this upcoming weekend, as the 2014 “Shortcut 100 Film Festival,” produced by Nebula Creatives, unreels on August 31st at the Chicago Filmmakers Loft, on Clark Street in the Andersonville neighborhood. Rujanee Mahakanjana is one of the producers of the festival, and the founder of Nebula Creatives.

Interview: Director Rujanee Mahakanjana Reflects Her ‘Parallel Universe’

Parallel Universe

CHICAGO – Last year, a documentary premiered here at the Gene Siskel Film Center, provocatively entitled “Man and His Erections.” The writer/director of the film is Rujanee Mahakanjana, an artist and designer who has been exploring filmmaking in the last five years. Her latest feature, premiering this week, is “Parallel Universe.”

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