Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles
SINCE: 2003
WHERE: Los Angeles, CA
WEBSITE: www.indianfilmfestival.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2014 Film Lineup; Fest to Close with JADOO

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2014 Film Lineup; Fest to Close with JADOO

 

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The 12th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), taking place April 8 to13, 2014, at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, announced its 2014 lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films for this year’s festival.  JADOO, a delightful and delicious exploration of family bonds amidst two feuding brothers’ restaurants in England, will screen as the festival’s Closing Night Gala. JADOO is written and directed by IFFLA alum Amit Gupta, and first premiered at the 2013 Berlinale. It features a wonderful ensemble cast that includes Kulvinder Ghir, Amara Karan, Harish Patel, Tom Mison, and Madhur Jaffrey. 

Miss Lovely and Beyond All Boundaries Take Top Awards at 2013 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Miss Lovely and Beyond All Boundaries Take Top Awards at 2013 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

The 11th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) wrapped on Sunday evening (April 14) with a red carpet and gala fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Deepa Mehta’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN, and the presentation of the festival’s Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards.

Ashim Ahluwalia’s MISS LOVELY took home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature, with an honorable mention for SHIP OF THESEUS directed by Anand Gandhi. The Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary went to Sushrut Jain for BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES, and for Best Short to UNRAVEL directed by Meghna Gupta, with an honorable mention for TATPASCHAT directed by Vasudev Keluskar.

Opening Night Red Carpet Photos of 2013 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Opening Night Red Carpet Photos of 2013 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

The 11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicked-off Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles with a red carpet and the Los Angeles premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, followed by a gala. 

Celebrities in attendance included Actress Freida Pinto and director Anurag Kashyap (pictured above).

The film festival, which runs through April 14, is showcasing 30 plus narrative and documentary features and short films.

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Picks The 2013 Jury And Add More Films

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Picks The 2013 Jury And Add More Films

 

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has picked its jury for the 2013 festival, and added four films to the program – Toronto Film Festival favorite SHIP OF THESEUS in its U.S. Premiere; the powerful environmental documentary narrated by Darryl Hannah, PAD YATRA: A GREEN JOURNEY; the Walt Disney animated Family Day film ARJUN: THE WARRIOR PRINCE; and short film IRON TRACKS (LOHPATH). 

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2013 Lineup Reflects Diversity of Indian Cinema

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2013 Lineup Reflects Diversity of Indian Cinema

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) which runs April 9 to 14, 2013 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, will screen an impressive lineup of narrative and documentary features and short films at this year’s festival reflecting the rich diversity of Indian cinema,

Highlights include: a special screening of Mira Nair’s THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, a political thriller based on the New York Times bestseller with a star-studded cast; MISS LOVELY by Ashim Ahluwalia, a dark look at the seedy underbelly of Bollywood C-movies and soft-porn during the 1980’s, that premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last year; PEDDLERS, Vasan Bala’s directorial debut, which premiered at the 2012 International Critics’ Week, a crime thriller following the desperation of young drug runners who are merely looking to survive; SHAHID, based on the true story of Shahid Azmi, a human rights activist murdered in India in 2010, directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Guneet Monga and Anurag Kashyap; and Sundance and Berlin favorite SALMA, directed by Kim Longinotto, a documentary about one South Indian woman’s courageous journey in the face of mass oppression.