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Four docs to screen at Abu Dhabi fest

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Mumbai: The World Before Her, Sujata, I.D. and Mumbai‘s King (Mumbai Cha Raja) have been selected to be screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival that will be held from 11 to 20 October.

The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja will make its Gulf premier under the Documentary Competition section of the festival. The film would compete with noted documentaries like The House I Live In, Meanwhile in Mamelodi and Anton‘s Right Here.

The foreign films from under this category will compete for Black Pearl Award, Special Jury Award and the Best New Director Award.

Sujata by Shlok Sharma will make its Gulf Premier in the Short Film Competition. The Centrifuge Brain Project has already won ten awards so far.

These films will compete for the best narrative award, best producer award and best documentary.

I.D. by Kamal K.M. and Mumbai‘s King (Mumbai Cha Raja) by Manjeet Singh have been both pitched under the New Horizons - Middle East Premiere section. The foreign films in this category will contest for Black Pearl Award, Special Jury Award, Best Actor Award and Best Actress Award.

The biggest contender for these awards is Beasts of the Southern Wild that has won 11 awards so far, including FIPRESCI Prize, Golden Camera, Prix Regards Jeune and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival this year.

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