Shriya Pilgaonkar will serve as a jury member for Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)

The film festival is scheduled to take place from June 27 to June 30 and screen 20 films
Shriya Pilgaonkar
Shriya Pilgaonkar

Actor Shriya Pilgaonkar (Mirzapur, Guilty Minds, Taaza Khabar) 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 festival, which will run from June 27 to 30, will screen 20 films, including seven narrative features, twelve shorts, and one docu-series 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 (Sacred Games, Trial By Fire), Last Days of Summer, Wire & Cloth, Ade (On A Sunday), Lori and Bobby Beauty Parlour.

Speaking about getting selected as the jury for the festival, Shriya in a statement said, “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.

She added, "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.”

Director 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 Bhat, and the Sundance winner Girls Will Be Girls, which is the maiden production venture of actor-couple Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha and directed by Shuchi Talati.

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