2013 Indian Films at WFH
Posted by barkha on March 22, 2013 | No Comments
46 Years of Independent Films in Festival, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA
WHAT: In its 46th year, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival will showcase 50 new Independent features films and 102 Award-winning shorts from around the globe. All events are open to the general public.
EVENTS: Film Festival April 12 through April 21st, 2013
Awards Dinner April 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Six Film Industry Seminars April 18,19,20th at10 AM. & 2 PM
Consular Regatta and BBQ April 21st at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Film Festival AMC Dunvale 30 Theatres (off Westheimer in SW Houston)
Awards Dinner Westchase Marriott Houston Hotel
Six Film Industry Seminars Westchase Marriott Houston Hotel
Consular Regatta & BBQ The Houston Yacht Club
FEATURING: The best emerging Independent filmmakers, actors, directors and producers representing more than 30 countries. Salute to the 100th year of Cinema in India.
PURPOSE: As a non-profit cultural and educational organization, the WorldFest mission & vision is to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in film and video while educating and introducing excellence in cinematic arts for the promotion of cultural tourism in Houston which adds to the rich cultural fabric of our city.
As one of the oldest film festivals in the world, it was founded in August 1961 as an International Film Society, evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in 1968, and became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. This organization has the distinct honor of “discovering” film greats like Steven Spielberg, Lucas, Lynch, Ridley Scott, Ang Lee, Francis Ford Coppola and the Coen Brothers. WorldFest continues to present the true independent film and its filmmakers, offering a new venue for directors searching for a forum for their works independent of the major distributors.
All WorldFest films will be screened at the AMC Dunvale Studio 30 Theater, 2949 Dunvale off Westheimer. Check our website: www.worldfest.org
Salute to India’s 100th Year of Cinema
A THOUSAND DESIRES LIKE THESE (HAZAARON KHWAISHEN AISI)
Historical/Romantic Drama 120 minutes RETROSPECTIVE Sudhir Mishra INDIA
A compelling film set in 1975 India of various internal conflicts taking place as Geeta, Siddhart and Vikram’s lives become interwoven through the fate and destiny of the nation of India. 4/14 @ 9PM & 4/20@ 9PM
SURKHAAB Narrative Drama 100.Minutes TEXAS Premiere
Sanjay Talreja INDIA/CANADA Following her brother’s path of emigrating to Canada, a young woman, Jeet, finds herself to be an illegal immigrant and a carrier of secret goods amidst the strange new world where she is determined to not only survive but prevail against a thuggish enemy. 4/20 @ 5PM
THE NOWHERE SON Narrative drama 99 minutes World Premiere
San Banarje India/USA Physician Sanjay Chakroborty’s father, professor Anil (Soumitra ChatterjeeBiswajit Chakraborty
PLAY LIKE A LION Documentary 72 Minutes Joshua Dylan Mellars INDIA/USA American born Alam Khan travels to India on his first concert tour without his ailing father, legendary Indian sarodist, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and begins to feel the weight of living up to his Father’s legacy. 4/17 @ PM
BENOY, BADAL & DENISH Drama 118 minutes N. American Premiere ~Anjan Dutta ~A rising actor in India is harassed by a corrupt & powerful industry magnate after he comes forward to reveal that the magnate’s son has committed a murder of a lady Jazz singer at a popular night club. 4/18 @ 9PM