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Shyam Benegal retrospective at first edition of DCSAFF

MUMBAI: The first annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF), to be held from 1 to 3 June, promises to have something for audiences of all ages and ethnicities.


The festival will kick-off with an exclusive opening night screening of Shyam Benegal’s film Mammo. The festival would also premiere Manan Singh Katohora’s award-winning film 9 Eleven and will close with Deepti Naval’s directorial debut Do Paise ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane ki Baarish.


Highlights of the weekend include a Shyam Bengal retrospective, acting and filmmaking workshops, short films directed by local artistes and the Washington DC premieres of a number of exciting new films.


A weekend of cinematic entertainment and workshops would be attended by the likes of Shyam Benegal, Ketan Mehta, Deepti Naval, Rajit Kapur and Raima Sen.


The festival will also have a number of prominent artistes including Ajay Naidu and Samrat Chakrabarti. It will also screen Deepa Mehta’s upcoming film Midnight Children, NBC’s 30 Rock, HBO’s In Treatment and Manan Singh Katohora’s Flavors, Arya, When Kiran Met Karen, Extrospection, Come To My Window and Date # 25, 9 Eleven.


DCSAFF is to be sponsored by Ceasar Productions, a company founded by Manoj Singh and Geeta Singh.

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