A 26-minute version of KARAGANDA was filmed in 2013 as a thesis film by directing fellow Max Weissberg at the American Film Institute (budget: $65,000). KARAGANDA received the 2013 Fotokem grant and was top 5 selected for the 2013 AFI showcase. So far, the film has earned 5 awards and screened at 26 festivals in 13 countries. The film has just been selected for screening at Indieflix and will soon be available on several VOD platforms.