Ashvin Kumar’s new project ‘Kashmir’ (also titled ‘Noor’) has been selected for the Independent Film Week 2013, the Project Forum of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP).
As per reports the project will be presented in No Borders International Co-Production Market, the premier U.S. forum for buyers, sales agents and financiers to meet with established, international independent producers presenting 42 new, narrative feature projects in late stage of development.
‘Kashmir’ written, directed, and produced by Ashvin Kumar is about a ten year old Noor whose father ‘disappeared’ after the Indian army arrested him in Kashmir. “But when she goes looking for him, she stumbles upon mass-graves that implicate the Indian army. When her story makes national news, she herself is arrested and made to ‘disappear’,” says the director of the film.
This will be the third part of a trilogy and Ashvin’s first fiction feature about Kashmir; after Inshallah, football and Inshallah, Kashmir picked up a national award each in 2012 and 2013.
Kashmir (Noor) was part of NFDC’s Film Bazaar last year.
Independent Film Week will take place from September 15-19, 2013 at Lincoln Center in New York