In BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, friends from NYC's South Asian diaspora team up to form a dance company that both celebrates their heritage and addresses social issues that have personal resonance for them such as terrorism, homophobia and domestic violence.
During her decades-long career as an independent film editor in NYC, Jax cut everything from documentaries about the aftermath of the US war in Vietnam, to an experimental short about queerness and surveillance, to the karaoke video for Hanson’s MMMBop. In her free time she’s an amateur Bollywood dancer. For her first short film as a director, she turned to her community of teachers and fellow dance students. BETWEEN TWO WORLDS premiered at and won the audience award at the Boston Asian American Film Festival in October 2021 and has gone on to receive multiple awards as the festival run continues. The dancers in BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, along with others, share their stories in Jax’s feature documentary BOLLYWOOD, NYC now in post production.
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    Between Two Worlds2021
    Documentary, Short
Semi-finalist, Best Short Documentary
Between Two Worlds
Lake Travis Film Festival
Bee Cave, TX
2022
Finalist: Best Cinematographer
Between Two Worlds
Mom Film Fest
2022
Official Selection
Between Two Worlds
European Short Film Festival
Berlin
2022
Official Selection
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RVK Feminist Film Festival
Reykjavik
2022
Official Selection
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Gold Standard Film Festival
New York City
2022
Winner: Global Harmony Award
Between Two Worlds
Aravali International Film Festival
Dehli
2022
Best Performance Film
Between Two Worlds
FLOW Festival and Film Market
Hollywood, FL
2022
Winner: Jury Special Mention Short Documentary
Between Two Worlds
DC South Asian Film Festival Summerfest
Washington DC
2022
Official Selection
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Rochester International Film Festival
Rochester, NY
2022
Winner: Audience Award
Between Two Worlds
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Boston, MA
2021
Semi-Finalist
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CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival
Bellingham
Official Selection: Best Dance Film
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ReelHeART International Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
Honorable Mention: Best First Time Director
Between Two Worlds
GoldBlink Short Film Awards
Eveleigh, NSW
Winner: Debut Filmmaker Award
Between Two Worlds
Tagore International Film Festival
Birbhum
Winner: Debut Filmmaker Award
Between Two Worlds
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
Kolkata
In BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, friends from NYC's South Asian diaspora team up to form a dance company that both celebrates their heritage and addresses social issues that have personal resonance for them such as terrorism, homophobia and domestic violence.