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IFFLA adds “Ship of Theseus”, panel discussion on indie cinema

By NewsDesk • Published on April 3, 2013
Still from Ship of Theseus

Still from Ship of Theseus

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has added four films to its line up. Anand Gandhi’s feature debut Ship of Theseus, an environmental documentary Pad Yatra: A Green Journey narrated by Darryl Hannah, Walt Disney animation Arjun: The Warrior Prince and short film Iron Tracks (Lohpath).

A panel discussion ‘Today’s Pioneer Voices Changing the Landscape of Indian Cinema’ will feature indie directors whose films are screening at the festival this year. The panel comprising Vasan Bala (PEDDLERS), Anand Gandhi(SHIP OF THESEUS), Hansal Mehta (SHAHID), and Nitin Kakkar (FILMISTAAN) will be moderated by film critic Lisa Tsering.

 The festival also announced its Jury for feature, short and documentary films.

The short film Jury comprises filmmaker Prashant Bhargava (Patang), Kathleen McInnis, Film Curator and Director of Industry Programming at Palm Springs ShortFest and actress Sheetal Sheth (Abcd, Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World).

The jury for feature films includes Paul Federbush, International Director of the Feature Film Program at the Sundance Institute; director/editor/writer Kanika Myer (Halo, Heart Of India); and Bernardo Rondeau, Assistant Curator of Film Programs at LACMA.

Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles Times film critic; Maggie Mackay, Senior Programmer at Film Independent and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders (After Innocence) will judge the documentary section.

The 11 edition of the festival will be held from April 9-14, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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