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Arre's 'Virtual Girlfriend' wins five awards at LA Web Festival

MUMBAI: Arré’s first web series A.I.SHA | My Virtual Girlfriend wins five awards at the recently held LA Web Festival for Best Series, Best Editing, Best Direction, Best Actress and Best Overall Premise within the Drama Category, from among a selected shortlist of 35 webseries across the world. The series was also nominated for Best Sound Design, Visual Effects, Outstanding Score, Cinematography, Supporting Actor, Best Actor and Writing.

The LA Web Festival is one of the oldest, largest and most influential web series festivals globally and has screened nearly 1400 web series since 2010. It has been referred to as the ‘Sundance of Web Series Festivals’ by Los Angeles Magazine.

This is the third set of international awards for A.I.SHA after winning Best Overall Web Series and Best Suspense/Thriller at the South Florida Web Festival held in Miami and for Exceptional Merit at the WRPN.TV Global Webisode competition.

Arré’s Official Chukyagiri was also named an Official Honoree in the Film and Video Long Form or Series Category at the 21st Annual Webby Awards 2017.

A.I.SHA, Artificial Intelligence Simulated Humanoid Assistant (A.I.SHA) is India's first AI-based digital series. The story pivots around the widely debated and chilling premise of what happens when artificial intelligence develops feelings and consciousness? Sam, the show's protagonist, creates A.I.SHA, without realising the consequences, and thus begins a series of events that rapidly spirals out of control. Catch the full series here.

Season 2 of A.I.SHA is currently live on Arré (at www.arre.co.in, Arré’s YouTube Channel, Facebook Page) and on Arré’s partner platforms – Yupp TV, SonyLIV, Vodafone Play and Jio Cinema.

The series is directed by Sahir Raza, written by Raghu Ram and Harman Singha and produced for Arré by Monozygotic. The show has partnered with Gillette Flexball, Palo Alto Networks, a next-generation security company, Nissin Cup Noodlesand Dell.

Arré brings to India’s new-gen digital audiences a range of contextual storytelling and entertainment using video, audio, graphic-art and text.

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