Airbrushed Beyond Recognition

This short documentary looks into the art of airbrushing or retouching photos & how it has gained notoriety for being a root cause of body image issues among teens and adults alike and is being used by print, digital and social media to promote beauty standards that are at best physically unattainable.

  • Vidal D'costa
    Director
    Spurned
  • Vidal D'costa
    Writer
    Spurned
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The New School
  • Green Bay Virtual Film fest 2021
    Wisconsin
    United States
    July 14, 2021
    American premiere
    Official selection
  • Lift-Off Sessions 2020 and 2021
    Pinewood Studios
    United States
    August 23, 2020
    First time filmmaker sessions screening
    Official selection
  • Student World Impact Film Festival 2022

    United States
    November 1, 2022
    Honourable Mention
  • Kalakari Film Fest 2023
    Indore
    India
    February 15, 2023
    Indian premiere
    Official selection
  • Festival Del Cinema Di Cefalú
    Cefalú, Sicily
    Italy
    May 1, 2023
    International/European premier
    Official selection
  • Kings College Film Society Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    June 2, 2023
    UK premier
    Official selection
  • ConnectHER film festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    July 27, 2023
    Official selection
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Cefalú
    Italy
    May 1, 2023
    European premiere
    Official selection and nominee
Distribution Information
  • Films for Action
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Free TV
  • Varivas
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
  • Apple TV
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Console / Handheld Device
  • Roku
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Console / Handheld Device
  • Versus media
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Pay Per View, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Vidal D'costa

Self-published author in sci-fi and romance on Amazon and other major platforms, content writer, media studies graduate, film critic and journalist who enjoys creating short films with a social theme and light-hearted comedy sketches as well as embracing digital platforms to promote them.

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