Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:27:48 GMT | By PTI

Anurag Kashyap part of Sundance film festival jury

Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap joins the esteemed 2013 Sundance film festival jury panel.


Anurag Kashyap part of Sundance film festival jury (© Reuters)

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is part of the prestigious jury for the 2013 edition of Sundance film festival.

The director's epic crime saga 'Gangs of Wasseypur' is also screening at the festival in the Spotlight section of the festival.

Kashyap is part of the 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the festival, which runs from January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Kashyap, who has directed films like 'Black Friday', 'Dev D', 'Gulaal' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur I & II', will take part in the festival as the jury member for the World Cinema Dramatic section alongside director Nadine Labaki and producer Joana Vincent.

"It's an honour to be on the jury and also show our film in the spotlight section. I am looking forward to it and preparing for the cold weather there," Kashyap told PTI.

It has been a good year for the director with 'Wasseypur' doing well at the home box office besides travelling to festivals like Cannes and Toronto.

Set in Bihar's Dhanbad district, it was also honoured at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane and Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) in Macau, held recently.

He is currently working on his next venture titled 'Ugly'.

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