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8th South Asian International Film Festival Announces Schedule

Indiewire By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire October 31, 2011 at 6:52AM

The 8th South Asian International Film Festival has announced its schedule for 2012. Salim Ahamed's directorial debut "Abu, Son of Adam," India's selection for this year's Academy Awards, will open the festival.
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The 8th South Asian International Film Festival has announced its schedule for 2012. Salim Ahamed's directorial debut "Abu, Son of Adam," India's selection for this year's Academy Awards, will open the festival.

The festival will premiere 19 new films from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Also scheduled is a Conversation Series with Shekhar Kapur ("The Bandit Queen," "Elizabeth" and "The Four Feathers"), who will discuss his career transformation from Bollywood actor to director.

SAIFF will run in New York from November 9 - 15. Full schedule details can be found at www.saiff.org.

SAIFF Line Up

"Abu, Son of Adam (Adaminte Makan Abu)" by Salim Ahamed, India. Opening Night. North American Premiere
"The Error Attack (Shakal Pe Mat Ja)" by Shubh Mukherjee, India. Centerpiece. World Premiere.
"It’s Love in Bihar! (Jo Dooba So Paar)" by Praveen Kumar, India. Closing Night. International Premiere.

Dramatic Competition

"Corrode (Kshay)" by Karan Gour, India. New York Premiere.
"Alms of a Blind Horse (Anhey Ghorhey De Daan)" by Gurvinder Singh, India. North American Premiere.
"Temple (Deool)" by Umesh Kulkarni, India. North American Premiere.
"Greater Elephant" by Srinivas Sunderrajan, India. World Premiere.
"The Stagnant (Achal)," Bikramjit Gupta, India. World Premiere

Spectrum

"The Golden Bird (Sonchidi)" by Amit Dutta, India. North American Premiere.
"Love, Wrinkle-Free" by Sandeep Mohan, India. International Premiere.
"Mayakkan Enna" by Selvaraghavan, India. International Premiere.
"Ballad of Rustom" by Ajita Suchitra Veera, India. North American Premiere.
"You Are My Sweetheart" by Aron Govil, India. International Premiere.
"Nobel Chor" by Suman Ghosh, India. North American Premiere.

Short Film Competition

"Good Morning" by Kabir Singh Chowdhry, India. World Premiere.
"Noise (Shor)" by Neeraj Ghaywan, India. North American Premiere.
"Sujata" by Shlok Sharma, India. World Premiere.
"Aakra-Man" by Mihir Desai, India. International Premiere.
"Kharoch" by Chirag Arora, India. International Premiere.