Mumbai: Indian Visions: Indian Film Festival of Washington, DC will take place from 13 – 16 November. The opening night film will be Rock On!!, which has been directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
Kapoor will be in DC to attend the festival.
"I’m sure DC film enthusiasts will enjoy viewing Rock On!! at the Indian Visions Film Festival. And the fact that Abhishek is attending will bring that extra bit of magic to our festival," says Indian Visions program coordinator Amanda Sodhi.
Other celebrity guests who will be attending the film festival and interacting with audiences include Brahmanand Singh, Ashish Avikunthak and Spandan Banerjee. In addition, Harjant Gill, Mona Kumar, Leena Jayaswal and Indira Somani will be leading a panel discussion on the theme of ‘identity’ after the screening of their short films.
Indian Visions executive director Sukumar Srinivasan comments, "Our festival will present several DC premiere films. Designed to educate, entertain and provoke, the programming includes a rich array of feature films and short films in English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi, running the gamut from narratives to documentaries and representing different regions and genres."
In addition to Abhishek Kapoor’s Rock On!!, other feature films being showcased at the Indian Visions Film Festival are Welcome to Sajjanpur (Shyam Benegal), Naalu Pennungal/Four Women (Adoor Gopalakrishnan), Prapancha Pash/A Throw of Dice (Franz Osten), A Wednesday (Neeraj Pandey), Valu: The Wild Bull (Umesh Kulkarni), Mumbai Meri Jaan (Nishikant Kamat) and Nirakar Chhaya/Shadows Formless (Ashish Avikunthak).
Documentary films Pancham Unmixed (Brahmanand Singh) and Shot in Bombay (Liz Mermin) will also being screened.
Short films which will be screened at the film festival include The Fiction (Spandan Banerjee), AIDS JaaGo (Mira Nair, Vishal Bharadwaj, Farhan Akhtar and Santosh Sivan), Midnight Lost and Found (Atul Sabharwal), Rewind (Atul Taishete), Haravele Indradhanush/The Lost Rainbow (Dhiraj Meshram), Antaral/End Note (Ashish Avikunthak), Beware Dogs (Spandan Banerjee), The Private Life of Albert Pinto (Sidharth Singh), Between Two Worlds (Mona Kumar), Crossing Lines (Leena Jayaswal and Indira Somani), Milind Soman Made Me Gay (Harjant Gill), Quamar/Working to Live (Preeya Nair), Super 30 (Christopher Mitchell) and Wings of Evolution (Ramesh Mourthy and Raghu Jeganathan).