Indian Cinema at San Francisco International Film Festival - A Dozen films to be shown

Feb 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Twelve Indian films will form part of San Francisco International Film Festival.
Twelve Indian or India related films will form part of “28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival” (SFIAAFF) to be held from March 11 to 21.
It will include: Today’s Special (David Kaplan) [DVD], Love Aaj Kal (Imtiaz Ali) [DVD], Cooking With Stella (Dilip Mehta) [Blu-Ray DVD], Diana (Aleem Khan) [DVD], Scene 32 (Shambhavi Kaul) [DVD], Talentime (Yasmin Ahmad) [DVD], and Flying (Kirthi Nath) [Blu-Ray DVD]. In addition, following Indian or India related shorts will participate: Narmeen (Dipti Gogna), Clap Clap (Tanuj Chopra), Anjali (Maya Anand), Kavi (Gregg Helvey), and A Day’s Work (Rajeev Dassani).

Congratulating makers of participating films, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged India Government and large private conglomerates of India to promote independent cinema. India was full of creative and excellent filmmakers and they only needed an integrated effort in funding, encouragement, marketing/promotion, exposure in global avenues, and organization of world-level film festivals in India, Rajan Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
The SFIAAFF, presented by Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) every March, is claimed to be the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 120 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose in California (USA) since 1982. Chi-hui Yang is Festival Director while Stephen Gong is CAAM Executive Director.