Kalista Zackhariyas

February 22, 2011 10:30 ET

Kalista Zackhariyas, Canadian Actor and Lead of Snow, Attending Cinequest Film Festival for World Premiere

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2011) - Snow's lead actor, Kalista Zackhariyas, will be in attendance at the 2011 Cinequest Film Festival(CQFF) for the film's world premiere on March 3rd, 2011 in San Jose, California. Snow follows the life of Zackhariyas's character, Parvathi, as a Tsunami survivor. 

Founded in 1990, Cinequest is considered one of the last big festivals supporting the discovery of new and emerging film artists. From March 1st to 13th, Cinequest will present a dynamic 13-day event of 200 international films, 600+ film artists and professionals representing 44 countries. Cinequest also boasts over 80,000 attendees each year.

On Kalista Zackhariyas, Rohan Fernando, director of Snow states: "Kalista brought incredible dedication to her lead role as Parvati. Her performance is both subtly nuanced and emotionally powerful - bringing an empathy to the character that is absolutely essential for this film."

On Snow, Katherine Geiger of Cinequest states: "Rohan Fernando crafts a story rich with symbolism and depth--captivating at every turn. Snow captures the tragedy that can befall the displaced but also hints at the renewal that can be born of it."

Kalista Zackhariyas is an Actor, Writer, Mother, and aspiring film maker. While managing a full-time business and furthering her training as an Actor, Zackhariyas has appeared in two feature films, numerous short films, several commercials and is currently auditioning for a wide variety of roles. She is also a Dancer, Model and Martial Artist.

Over the past ten years, Kalista Zackhariyas has graced the cover of magazines, hosted a talk show, and been interviewed by countless publications and news media both in Canada and internationally. Zackhariyas is also working towards the launch of a foundation that supports youth programs and women's shelters.

For more info on the world premiere or the full list of Snow show times visit:

http://www.cinequest.org/event_view.php?eid=1540

Kalista Zackhariyas's Website: www.kalistazackhariyas.com

Snow Website: www.snowthefilm.com

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