Kamal Swaroop, Amit Dutta’s films selected for Rome Film Festival 2013

Posted October 16, 2013 by Shweta Wadhwa in News
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Rangbhoomi by Kamal Swaroop and The Seventh Walk (Saatvin Sair) by Amit Dutta have been selected in the CinemaXXI section of the Rome Film Festival 2013. The festival will take place from November 8 to 17, 2013.

The CinemaXXI section, dedicated to new trends in world cinema, will feature 16 Feature-length films, 6 Medium-length films and 13 Short films. The complete line-up of CinemaXXI will be announced on October 23, 2013. A  preview of the section was announced on October 14.

Kamal Swaroop’s Rangbhoomi, produced by Films Division, is in competition in the CinemaXXI section of the festival. The film is based on the autobiographical play written by Dadasaheb Phalke, considered as the father of Indian cinema, titled Rangbhoomi.

Amit Dutta’s The Seventh Walk will play as the closing film of CinemaXXI Section, out of competition.

An International Jury, chaired by American director and artist Larry Clark, will give the following awards: – CinemaXXI Award (reserved for feature-length films), Special Jury Prize – CinemaXXI (reserved for feature-length films) and CinemaXXI Award for Short Films.


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Shweta Wadhwa

Born in Mumbai, Shweta Chanda graduated from S.I.E.S College of Arts, Science and Commerce with a Major in Advertising. After working as a production assistant at Crest Animation Studios she freelanced in production on commercials and music videos for a year. Following that she joined the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts with a focus in Cinematography. While in LA she worked as a Camera Assistant and Cinematographer on numerous productions. She also interned at Shadow Machine Films in the lighting department for the hit TV show, Robot Chicken. After returning to India she worked on Sanjay Leela Bansali's film, Guzaarish, and assisted Cinematographers like Tassaduq Hussain, Sejal Shah and Laxman Utekar. Currently she works as a Freelance Cinematographer and has several shorts and 3 feature films to her credit. Living in Mumbai, Shweta continues pursuing her craft with passion.

 
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