Miss Lovely by Ashim Ahluwalia, in its US premiere, will be screened at the opening of the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF). Earlier in the year the film was screen in the Un Certain Regard in 65th Festival de Cannes.
The Centrepiece Premiere this year at SAIFF would be Paanch Adhyay (Afterglow) by Pratim D Gupta. This will be the international premiere of the Bengali film. It is scheduled to screen at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival under the New Faces in Indian Cinema section.
Valley Of Saints by Musa Syeed will be the Closing Night Premiere of the festival. The film has won the world cinema audience award at the Sundance film festival in January this year.
Recently, SAIFF in association with HBO had announced the South Asian Rising Star Awards to be held on October 23rd and co hosted by American adult entertainer and Bollywood actor Sunny Leone. (See here for full story)
9th edition of SAIFF will run from 24th – 30th October, 2012. Some of the other films in the line up are:
Akam (Palas in Bloom) by Shalini Usha Nair.
India. Malayalam (English subtitles). Competition: Narrative Feature. North American Premiere
Blood Relative by Nimisha Mukerji.
Canada-India. Competition: Documentary Feature. International Premiere
The Bright Day by Mohit Takalkar.
India. Hindi (English subtitles). Competition: Narrative Feature. US Premiere
Fried Fish, Chicken Soup and a Premiere Show by Mamta Murthy.
India. Competition: Documentary Feature. North American Premiere
Pune 52 by Nikhil Mahajan.
India. Marathi (English subtitles). Competition: Narrative Feature. International Premiere
Balak Palak byRavi Jadhav.
India. Marathi (English subtitles). Section: Narrative Feature. World Premiere
Baromas by Dhiraj Meshram.
India. Hindi (English subtitles). Section: Narrative Feature. International Premiere
Chakravyuh by Prakash Jha.
India. Hindi (English subtitles). Section: Narrative Feature. North American Premiere.
The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar by Ruchika Muchhala and Faiza Ahmad Khan.
India. English/Hindi (English subtitles). Section: Documentary Feature.New YorkPremiere.
Kokkho-Poth (The Sound of Old Rooms) by Sandeep Ray.
India/USA. Bengali (English subtitles). Section: Documentary Feature. North American Premiere.