Paris will host a new festival for South Asian films that will screen films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The South Asian Alternative Film Festival aims to show that South Asian cinema is not only about Bollywood.
“We want to show that there is a dynamic alternative scene,” said Némésis Srour, Artistic Director of the festival.
The festival will run from 16th to 20th January 2013.
Gurvinder Singh’s Anhey Ghore Da Daan, Ajay Bahl’s B A Pass, Balaji Shaktivel’s Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Subbaraj Karthik’s Pizza will compete at the first edition of the festival.
Bangladeshi film Udhao by Amit Ashraf and Nepali film Loot by Nischal Basnet are the other contenders.
Three other Indian films will be screened under special sections: Onir’s My Brother Nikhil, AR Murugadoss’ 7am Arivu – The 7th sense and Abhinay Deo’s Delhi Belly.