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Kashyap Nominee For Best Director @ NYIFF

Monday, May 21st, 2012 by

The 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (presented by the Indo-American Arts Council) takes place May 23, 2012 – May 27, 2012 at the Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan. NYIFF kicks off this year with a red carpet screening of Bedabrata Pain’s Chittagong, followed by a VIP gala dinner at Essex House Ballroom.

NYIFF announced today the nominees for its categories of Best Picture, Best Documentary, Best Actor, & Best Actress and we’re pleased to see that Anurag Kashyap, Director of That Girl in the Yellow Boots is in the running! Kashyap’s new film titled Gangs of Wasseypur is set in Wasseypur and follows the legacy of Shahid Khan through his son Sardar Khan who becomes the most feared man in Wasseypur in challenge of his father’s dishonor.

Here is the full list of nominees for this year’s NYIFF:

The independent jury who votes for their favorite nominees in each category are: Parag Amladi, Ashish Avikunthak, Dev Benegal, Jerry Carlson, Tejaswini Ganti, Udayan Gupta, Poorna Jagannathan, Kavey Kaul, Joseph Mathew, Myrna Moncayo-Iyengar, Claus Mueller, Muriel (Mike) Peters, Zenobia Shroff, and Nilita Vachani. The awards are audited by KPMG, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony following the closing night film on May 27.

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