The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced the juries and additional programming for the upcoming 14th edition, which runs April 6-10 in Hollywood.
Three films have been added to the line-up on April 10, including Lena Khan’s feature debut The Tiger Hunter, and a community screening of Sami Khan’s Khoya.
A restored version of Sujata, provided by the National Film Archive Of India, will screen as a tribute to director Bimal Roy on the 50th anniversary of his death.
The jury for the 2016 Narrative Film Competition includes:
· Shonali Bose, film-maker (Margarita, With A Straw & Amu);
· Shalini Dore, Variety; and
· Alesia Weston, international consultant to independent film-makers and film festivals.
The jury for the 2016 Short Film Competition includes:
· Rizwan Manji, actor (Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming Paterson);
· Aldo Velasco, director and editor (Chittagong); and
· Laura Nix, documentary film-maker (The Yes Men Are Revolting).
As previously announced, the festival will open with Angry Indian Goddesses (pictured) and the awards ceremony will take place on April 10, prior to the North American premiere of Anu Menon’s Waiting.
Also announced Thursday was a film-maker roundtable moderated by John Nein, senior programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, about the current state of independent film-making in India to take place on April 9.
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