IFFLA unveils 13 short films to screen this year

MUMBAI: The 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the 13 short films that will screen in the 2011 festival.

The films will be presented in two programmes each, one screening twice throughout the six-day festival. The films were selected from over 350 submissions worldwide.

"We are extremely happy with the quality of the submissions we received for the short-form medium this year. This has been a record year for submissions and it was a difficult process pairing the selection to these 13. We believe this year‘s selection of films delivers strong, compelling, and humorous live action and animated narratives that will engage and deliver to our festival goers. We are also excited to premiere a number of these films for the Los Angeles audiences," said IFFLA executive director Christina Marouda.

Short films that will be screened at the festival are Beholder, Idol, In That Moment, The Return Address, The Stitches Speak, Tubelight’s Moon, Wheeling Dreams, Just That Sort Of A Day, All Is Well Façade, Joy of Giving, Mumbaiker Ganesh and The Eclipse Of Taregna.

The IFFLA programming team includes Rani Breslow, Isaac Klausner, Sudeep Sharma, and Rachael Sevilla along with Executive Director Christina Marouda and Programming Consultant in Mumbai Uma Da Cunha.

The festival takes place from 12 to 17 April.

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