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Sthalpuran, Fire In The Mountains, Pinki Elli? to be screened at New York Indian Film Festival

The latest edition of the festival is backed by MovieSaints and will begin on 4 June and conclude on 13 June. 

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The 21st edition of the New York Indian Film Festival will see the streaming of 58 films, including features, documentaries and shorts, in 15 languages on a virtual platform. The latest edition of the festival is backed by Moviesaints.com and will begin on 4 June and conclude on 13 June. 

The announcement was made on the festival's social media pages. The festival will open with a screening of Prithvi Konanur's Pinki Elli? and conclude with the exhibition of Ajitpal Singh's debut feature Fire In The Mountains. 

The festival will feature 58 films, including features, documentaries, and full feature films in 15 Indian languages. 

Pinki Elli is among three Kannada films in the lineup. The other two are Ganesh Hegde's Neeli Hakki and Abhilash Sherry's Koli Taal.

Other feature films such as Akshay Indikar's Sthalpuran (2020), Arun Karthick's Nasir (2020)  and Sajin Baabu's Biriyaani (2020) alongwith Trushant Ingle's Zollywood.

Suman Mukhopadhyay's Nazarband is another film that has made the cut, and is also in the running for the Best Director, Best Actor (Tanmay Dhanania) and Best Actress (Indira Tiwari) prize. 

In addition, the organizers of the festival will also screen a number of documentary features including Shut Up Sona (2020), as well as Utpalendu Chakraborty's documentary The Music of Satyajit Ray (1984). The latter is a special addition on account of the legendary filmmaker's birth centenary. 

Ramesh Sharma's documentary Ahimsa Gandhi: The Power Of The Restless, is a similar addition to celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

Utpal Borpujari's Assamese short film, Xogun, will also feature at the festival. Based on the short story by writer-journalist Manoj Kumar Goswami, the short film offers a scathing take on journalism today. 

The festival bookings begin on 17 May. The films along with the complete lineup for the festival will be available for viewing on the festival's website and on MovieSaints.

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