The 12th Dhaka International Film Festival is set to host the South-East Asian premiere of Indian born, US based Director Rohit Gupta's internationally acclaimed award winning film LIFE! CAMERA ACTION... to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 12 to 20 January 2012. LIFE! CAMERA ACTION...has been chosen to screen in the 'Cinema of the World' dramatic competitive section at the festival.
The Dhaka International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film events in the international film festival circuit and has been dedicated in celebrating the global mainstream in film and its social relevance for nineteen years. The general theme of the festival is "Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society." The 12th DIFF will feature over 200 films from 55 countries from six continents and will be attended by celebrities and dignitaries from around the world.
"I am happy to see our film chosen to screen in Cinema of the World at the prestigious DIFF 2012" commented Rohit in a statement.
A young girl, Reina, played by actress Dipti Mehta is threatened by her parents played by (Subodh Batra and Prabha Batra) to be disowned, if she insists on an "unstable career" like filmmaking, instead of doing what usually is the norm -- become a "doctor, engineer or architect". It's a scene at the heart of the film LIFE! CAMERA ACTION..., one that continues to find an echo with the audience around the world. The film has already won over 50 international accolades and awards including many top awards in the international film festival circuit in a short span of one year.
Director Rohit Gupta's films 'ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER LIFE' (a 4 minutes film) & 'LIFE! CAMERA ACTION... '(89 Minutes full length feature film) that were made in micro budgets, shot in New York with a 2 member crew, has jointly won over 100 international accolades and awards around the world. Both the films has been immensely appreciated for its inspirational storyline, performances, production value, and filming style. 'ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER LIFE' was also an Official Selection at the prestigious 'Cannes Film Festival 2009'.
L!CA..is written by Rohit Gupta & Amanda Sodhi, stars New York based ensemble talented cast led by Dipti Mehta, Shaheed Woods, Noor Naghmi, John Crann, Swati Kapila and Subodh Batra among others; Music by award winnning composer Manoj Singh and features a song by one of Bollywood's favorite singer 'KK'.
--reeta, new delhi