Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal
India | 120mins | 2012 | US Premiere
Synopsis: Heroine movie revolves around a character who is a superstar heroine from Hindi Film Industry “Bollywood”. The film is a delightful, bold, shocking, scandalous, sensitive exposing scenes behind the glitz and glamour that our film stars reside. The movie will take the audience on a journey to see what goes behind the closed doors of make up rooms and vanity vans. Heroine will reveal the fake smiles and politically correct quotes, the secrets and the lies, the incredible highs of fame & the lonely depths of failure.
Directed: Ravi Kapoor
Cast: Samrat Chakrabarti, Parvesh Cheena
USA | 17mins | 2011 | Chicago Premiere
Synopsis: Freely inspired by the ancient Hindu myth the Mahabharata, THE 5 imagines a family stuck in exile and mourning their mother’s death. Their release from this state of suspend animation will arrive only through a confrontation with the cousin that sent them into purgatory. It’s time for a ‘once-and-for-all!’
Director: Arshad Khan
Cast: Ulka Simone Mohanty, Karl Werleman
USA | 16mins | 2012 | World Premiere
Synopsis: Living in the beautiful city of Montreal, Maria seems to have it all: a degree, an exciting job opportunity and good looks. However, when she receives a letter in the mail telling her that she can no longer work legally in the country, her dreams of settling down are shattered. Maria takes a mediocre cash job as a dog sitter for a pair of eccentric men. When the dog dies unexpectedly, Maria is forced to set out on the road to dispose of the animal’s remains. Doggoned is a visually captivating comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young international student trying to navigate a national landscape that she can never truly be a part of.