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DC South Asian Film Festival Sept. 8-10 at the Rockville Campus
Internationally-Acclaimed Actors, Directors to Appear at Opening, Closing Nights

Montgomery College is hosting the 6th Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) September 8-10 at the Rockville Campus. The event features three days of the premieres of award-winning films from South Asian countries. Screenings will include feature films, short films by Montgomery College Students, and documentaries as well as Q & A sessions with directors and actors. Join us for the opening and closing night galas featuring stars such as Zeenat Aman, Adil Hussain, and Tannishtha Chatterjee.

Indian actress, model, and beauty queen Zeenat Aman is best known for her work in Hindi films during the 70s and 80s. An award-winning actress, Ms. Aman is credited with a making a lasting impact on the image of its leading actresses by introducing the modern look to Hindi cinema. Ms. Aman has won numerous awards including Filmfare Best Supporting Actress for Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972), Bollywood Awards ‘Award for Lifetime Achievement’ – Lifetime of Glamour (2003), and Best Contribution to Indian Cinema at the 11th IIFA awards (2011).

Adil Hussain became well-known in India as a stage actor after his internationally-acclaimed performance as Othello in Roysten Abel’s production of Othello-A play in Black and White, which was awarded a Fringe First award in 1999. Later, Mr. Hussain had numerous leading roles in television and independent film productions. He entered the Hindi film industry with roles in Ishqiya and then Agent Vinod. His role in his first Hollywood production was Pi’s father in Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee.

Indian actress Tannishtha Chatterjee is best known for her performance in Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane (2007). She was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for best actress for Brick Lane alongside actresses like Dame Judi Dench and Anne Hathaway. Other notable roles include Masha in Academy Award-winning German director Florian Gallenberger’s film Shadows of Time, which Ms. Chatterjee won best actress at the 2006 Osian Film Festival and 2007 BFJA awards.

Please continuously check the DCSAFF website for updates on directors and actors attending the opening and closing night galas and general information. A complete schedule of events can be found here.

The DC South Asian Film Festival is presented by the DC South Asian Arts Council, Inc. in Partnership with Montgomery College.

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