Monday, April 11, 2011

2 Indian films make it to Gulf Film Festival

Two Indian films are among the 14 movies that will compete for honours at the International Short Film category of the 4th Gulf Film Festival to be held from April 14 to 20, at Dubai Festival City.

Abhay Kumar's award-winning experimental film 'Just that sort of a Day' follows people randomly, only to find a common thread among them.

Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Six Strands' is a character study inspired by the world famous Darjeeling tea industry. The film won accolades at the Clemont-Ferrand 2011, the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011, and the Yes Indian Film Festival, among others.

Other flicks competing in the category include films from Germany, Spain, Brazil and Iran, according to organisers.

Shortlisted from hundreds of global entries, the movies are among the 150-plus features, documentaries and short flicks from around the region and the world screening as part of the festival.

The festival has become a platform to screen bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Arabian Peninsula and other countries.

From gritty crime capers to heartbreaking romances, the shortlisted international movies promise something for every taste, sources said.

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