MUMBAI: The 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the 13 short films that will screen in the 2011 festival which takes place 12-17 April. The shorts were selected from over 350 submissions worldwide. The shorts will be presented in two programs each one screening twice throughout the six-day festival.
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.
"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. The filmmakers, many of them returning alumni such as IFFLA 2010 Film Fund award-winning director Kranti Kanade and writer/director Nisha Ganatra, have the difficult task of engaging audiences with their stories in a fraction of the time it takes for a feature film. 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 Marouda.
The films in the Shorts Program 1 are; Beholder , Idol, In That Moment ,The Return Address, The Stitches Speak, Tubelight’s Moon and Wheeling . While the films in the Shorts Program 2 are: Just That Sort Of A, All Is Well ,Façade Joy Of Giving , Mumbaiker Ganesh and The Eclipse Of Taregna.