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South Asian film fest picks lineup, jury

South Asian film fest picks lineup, jury
New York -- Organizers of the fourth South Asian International Film Festival, held in New York from Oct. 22-28, on Monday announced the event's lineup of 50 films, shorts and documentaries along with the jurists who will judge them.

Apart from the already announced opening and closing films -- "Firaaq" and "Ramchand Pakistani," respectively -- the HBO-sponsored festival will screen Christopher Mitchell's "Super 30," Chris Smith's "The Pool" and Amyn Kaderali's comedy "Kissing Cousins," among other films from and about India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Programming director Simon Taufique will head a jury that will determine prizes including best narrative feature, best documentary feature and the winner of the HBO Short Film Competition, which carries an award of $2,500 in cash.

The jury will include Maulik Pancholy ("Weeds"), Waris Ahluwalia ("Inside Man"), Mridu Chandra ("Brother Outsider" the Life of Bayard Rustin") and Aasif Mandvi ("The Daily Show"), among others.
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