The masterclass will take place on Saturday, April 30 at Regal LA Live.
The festival will conclude with a first look at IFFLA alum Kahlil Maskati’s feature-length screenplay, “Alim Uncle,” presented as a live table read by a dozen top Los Angeles talent.
It will also have a preview of Warner Bros.’s work. Discovery 150 by Nimisha Mukerji, “New Country”.
IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said the festival’s closing celebrations will focus on the future of filmmakers.
“The end of this year’s IFFLA edition with a flourishing of readings, previews and performances is exciting and does not match where our heart is this year. And being able to add a master class from a favorite alum, Anurag Kashyap, whose “The filmmaking journey was in many ways parallel to the development of IFFLA and could not be more appropriate for this year ‘s landmark celebration,” Marouda said.
“Alim Uncle,” Kahlil Maskati’s feature-length screenplay, will tell the story of Haris, a struggling young Indo-American who reunites with his cousins on a road trip to New Jersey after the sudden death of his uncle Alim. .
Directed by Fawzia Mirza, the reading will be brought to life by top Los Angeles-based talents such as Rizwan Manji, Kausar Mohammed, Nabeel Muscatwalla, Pia Shah, Anna Khaja and Rupak Ginn, among others.
After reading the “Alim Uncle” board, a special sneak preview of the project supported by Warner Bros. will follow. Discovery 150, “New Country”, by Nimisha Mukerji and Mark Ratzlaff.
In this ongoing episodic drama, Mukerji draws on her life to tell the story of an Indo-American medical student in 1989 who decides to become a country singer. The preview will include actress Melinda Shankar and a live performance by up-and-coming music artist Shirsha.
The festival will conclude with the presentation of the Awards Ceremony, which will be presented in person by the members of this year’s jury.
The jury of the feature film jury this year includes the executive vice president of “Minor Realm” Lakshmi Iyengar, “St. Louis Superman director Smriti Mundhra and “Dramarama” director Jonathan Wysocki.
The jury of short films includes “Brigerton” writer Geetika Lizardi, “Emergency” director Carey Williams and Sid Mehra, Development and Production Director, Endeavor Content.
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