Indian films gain prominence at film fests

MUMBAI: The International Film Festival Rotterdam has added two more Indian films in its Bright Future section in the form of Madhuja Mukherjee-directed Carnival and Valley of Saints, directed by Musa Syeed.

Earlier it was announced that Bikas Ranjan Mishra’s short film Dance of Ganesha and Anhey Ghore Da Daan by Gurvindar Singh will be part of the festival’s Bright Future section.

Bright Future is a section to discover fresh new filmmakers.

The festival will be held from 25 January to 5 February.

Meanwhile, Color of Sky directed by Dr. Biju and Autumn (Harud) by Aamir Bashir will feature among the nine titles that will compete in Asia competition of the 30th Fajr International Film Festival to be held in Iran from 1-11 February.

Other films that have been selected for ‘Asia Competition’ are 11 Flowers, directed by Xia oshuai Wang and a co-production of China and France; Addicted to Love directed by Liu Hao from China; Box The Hakamada Case directed by Banmei Takahashi from Japan; Romantic Heaven directed by Jin Jang from South Korea; the China and Hong Kong co-production Chivalry directed by Peter Ho- Sun Chan; Bodyguards and Assassins directed by Teddy Chan again from Hong Kong and China; and In Color of Snow directed by Salim Gones from Turkey.

The Fajr International Film Festival is Iran’s annual film festival held every February in Tehran.

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