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Shriya Pilgaonkar to be jury member at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

The shorts program of the festival includes films such as Hema featuring Rajshri Deshpande, Last Days of Summer, Wire & Cloth, Ade (On A Sunday), Lori, and Bobby Beauty Parlour.

Shriya Pilgaonkar (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Mohnish Singh

Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar will be serving as a jury member for the shorts category for the 2024 edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA).

The film gala, which will run from June 27 to 30, will screen 20 films, including seven narrative features, twelve shorts, and one docuseries with a diverse line-up of films from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, and the United States, a press release said.

The shorts program of the festival includes films such as Hema featuring Rajshri Deshpande, Last Days of Summer, Wire & Cloth, Ade (On A Sunday), Lori, and Bobby Beauty Parlour.

“I am honoured and thrilled to be invited as a jury member for the short film category at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2024. I look forward to attending the festival in LA and watching these stellar shorts by emerging South Asian filmmakers.

“The atmosphere at film festivals is always creatively energizing and deeply inspiring. I’m excited to meet and interact with diverse storytellers and performers, and to witness the incredible line-up of films at IFFLA,” Pilgaonkar said in a statement.

Filmmaker Tarsem Singh’s Dear Jassi will serve as the opening film for the 2024 edition, while Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi’s Maharaja will be bringing the curtains down on IFFLA.

The festival will also screen Kill, an upcoming action thriller from filmmaker Nikhil Nagesh, and the Sundance winner Girls Will Be Girls, which is the maiden production venture of actor-couple Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha.

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