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Karan Johar to judge 2nd edition of TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival


The festival will run from 9 August to 20 August on Instagram.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar, American actors Lake Bell and Ashton Sanders, French actress Isabelle Huppert are some of the jury members announced for the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival.

The films selected will be 60 seconds or less in length.

The second edition of TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival will run from 9 August to 20 August on Instagram, while winners will be announced on August 21, read a statement.

The Jury's Choice Award and Fan Favourite Award winners will receive a trip to Toronto to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.

Last year, Priyanka Chopra was one of the jury members for the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival when it was launched. 

"TIFF remains committed to discovering and nurturing the talent of upcoming filmmakers," said Piers Handling, Director and CEO of TIFF. 

"The TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival presents a unique opportunity for TIFF to engage with emerging talent on a global scale. This year, we hope TIFFxInstagram encourages even more talent internationally to create and submit films, highlighting perspectives and experiences from around the world," Handling added.

The winners' short films will also be showcased on TIFF and Instagram's digital channels.