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  Celebration! That was the mantra throughout the six days of the 2012 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). The festival concluded Sunday evening (April 15) with a red carpet and gala 10th anniversary fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Prashant Bhargava's PATANG and the presentation of the festival's Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards, followed by an after party. This year the festival hosted 45 filmmakers and screened 33 features, documentaries, and...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles welcomes Bollywood Icon SHAH RUKH KHAN

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  INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES WELCOMES BOLLYWOOD ICON SHAH RUKH KHAN                                   The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), Eros International, and Red Chillies Entertainment, hosted Bollywood icon Shahrukh Khan at a special screening of his latest movie RA.One on the eve of it...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) winners

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Celebrate, Captivate, and Connect was the theme for the 2011 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)! After 6 days and over 7,000 attendees the Festival drew to a close Sunday night (April 17) with a gala celebration that included the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which opens in U.S. theaters on April 22nd and the presentation of the festival's Grand Jury and Audience Award, followed by a reception.The festival, which screened 32 features, documentaries and short films at ...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Line up

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  The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its line up with 13 feature films, 6 documentaries and 13 short films that will make up their 2011 program.   The list includes the Los Angeles premiere of I AM KALAM and the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' ZOKKOMON which will be this year's galas screenings bookending the festival at ArcLight Hollywood, April 12th-17th.   Opening this year's festival is the award-winning and i...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) Announces 2011 Shorts Programs

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The 9th Annual IndianFilm Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) which takes place April 12-17 at ArcLightHollywood has announced the 13 short films that will screen in the 2011festival. The shorts were selected from over 350 submissions worldwide. Theshorts will be presented in two programs each one screening twice throughoutthe six-day festival. The IFFLA programming team includes Rani Breslow, IsaacKlausner, Sudeep Sharma, and Rachael Sevilla along with Executive DirectorChristina Marouda and P...

8th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces 2010 Award winners

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 by Marla LewinThe festival hosted over 7,000 attendees at ArcLight Hollywood, and had numerous sold out screenings. IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, “This year’s festival has been a great opportunity to celebrate the work of known Indian filmmakers and introduce a new generation of talents as they enter a global filmmaking community".  GRAND JURY AWARDS:BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGEDIR/SCR: Laxmikant ShetgaonkarCast: Chitranjan Giri, Veena Jomka...

8th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces 2010 Award winners

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The festival hosted over 7,000 attendees at ArcLight Hollywood, and had numerous sold out screenings. IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, “This year’s festival has been a great opportunity to celebrate the work of known Indian filmmakers and introduce a new generation of talents as they enter a global filmmaking community". GRAND JURY AWARDS:BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGEDIR/SCR: Laxmikant ShetgaonkarCast: Chitranjan Giri, Veena Jomkar, Prasanthi Talpanker, V...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the 2010 line-up of films

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 8th annual festival, which runs April 20-April 25 at ArcLight Hollywood.  The six-day festival is proud to showcase 33 films from 5 countries, including 4 world premieres and 7 US premieres.     This is a true celebration of the art and business of Indian film and culture as well as an opportunity to connect with the game changers and emerging filmmakers of Indian themed content,...

IFFLA Names Film Fund Development Grant Winner

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The first IFFLA Film Fund Development Grant has been awarded to writer/director Kranti Kanade. Kanade will receive a grant of $10,000 as well as Final Draft and Sony Creative software. His work will be showcased at a staged reading during the eighth annual IFFLA that will take place April 20-25 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. Kanade's script AGAINST ITSELF centers on a secular expatriate American schoolmaster in India who struggles against a tide of anti-Christian sentiment that threaten...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Each Board consists of a group of distinguished experts in a variety of entertainment-related areas and will draw on their collective knowledge to steer IFFLAs long-term development. IFFLA Board of Directors Chair Arnold Peter stated, I am very proud of the new slate of Directors. They have already demonstrated their leadership in the business and artistic community. Worki...

Mumbai International Film Festival Line up for Documentary, Short and Animation films

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The films in the competition and non competition sections of the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation films (M.I.F.F 09) have been declared. The documentaries -Songs, Colours & Market by Joshy Joseph, Children of the Pyre by Rajesh S. Jala , Anwar- Dream of a Dark Night by Anwar Jamal and short film Vitthal by Vinoo Choliparambil  are some of the much talked about films of the year that have made it to the competitive section of the festival. Vit...

IFFLA Film Fund Development Grant finalists

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IFFLA Announces Film Fund Development Grant Finalists Finalists will receive Final Draft and Sony Creative software and IFFLA will submit a dossier of their projects for consideration to a group of selected entertainment agencies, production and distribution companies in the U.S. The winner will be announced in January and will receive a $10,000 grant. The finalists are: AGAINST ITSELF written by Kranti K...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles launches film fund

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the IFFLA Film Fund, a new program that seeks to help emerging filmmakers realize their feature-length narrative and non-narrative film projects that reflect universal themes inherent within Indian culture. The fund parallels IFFLAs mission statement by supporting projects by filmmakers of Indian and non-Indian descent telling stories with Indian cultural themes as well as Indian filmmakers whose films relate to non-Indian themes.The IFFL...

The Global Film Village: Dueling Film Festivals by Marla Lewin

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  April 29, 2009  Hollywood It was not easy choosing between all the wonderful events occurring last week in Hollywood.  French champagne, and chefs opened the COLCOA film festival. The 13th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels, A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood. So many wonderful films to choose from.  In case you will not be going to Cannes this year, here was an opportunity to explore the latest in French film.  Actress Jacqueline Bisset who has played a chef, enjoyed the v...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces Award Winners

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The seventh annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces its 2009 Award winners with Nina Paley's SITA SINGS THE BLUES as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature and Nandita Das's FIRAAQ receiving an Honorable Mention in the category. Rajesh Jala's CHILDREN OF THE PYRE was named the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. Dipti Gogna’s NARMEEN won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short with Sushrut Jain’s ANDHERI receiving an Honorable Mention. Audienc...

Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2009 edition of the popular festival which runs April 21-26, including five feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and five features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 7th anniversary in a year where Indian cinema has come to the forefront both in the national and international consciousness, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first an...

Listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian executives

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Korn/Ferry International, the worlds largest and leading executive search firm, today announced its listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian Executives in the Entertainment and Media Industry. The list was created to honor senior executives of South Asian background who have excelled in various roles in the entertainment business. In announcing the release of the list, Bill Simon, Senior Client Partner and Managing Director of Korn/Ferry Internationals Global Media & Entertainment P...

LA Indian Film Festival salute to legend Anil Kapoor

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The 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces its salute to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star and Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor. IFFLA also announces YES MADAM, SIR will highlight the Closing Night Gala with Dr. Kiran Bedi, Indias first and highest ranking woman officer of the Indian Police Service, attending as a special Guest of Honor on Sunday, April 26. The film festival will be held April 21-26, 2009, at ArcLight Hollywood.The salute to Kapoor will include screenings of his cla...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The Seventh Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) seeks narrative, documentary, music videos, experimental, children’s and animated films of any length and format. The festival will run from April 21-26, 2009 at ArcLight Hollywood, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Los Angeles. Jury and Audience Choice Prizes will be awarded for Best Feature, Documentary and Short film. Films previously premiered at the festival include AMAL (Richie Mehta), FROZEN (Shiv...

IFFLA 2008 Announces Award Winners

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The 6th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles announces its 2008 Award winners with Richie Mehta’s AMAL as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature and Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s FROZEN receiving a Special Mention in the category. Yunus Vally’s THE GLOW OF WHITE WOMEN was named as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary with Liz Mermin’s SHOT IN BOMBAY receiving a Special Mention. Atul Sabwarhal’s’s MIDNIGHT LOST AND FOUND won the award for Be...

IFFLA 2008 Announces Closing Night Gala: MUMBAI CUTTING...A CITY UNFOLDS

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IFFLA 2008 Announces Closing Night Gala: MUMBAI CUTTING...A CITY UNFOLDS Sunday, April 27, 6:30pm MUMBAI CUTTING...A CITY UNFOLDSIndia/2008/130min/35mmWorld PremiereDirectors: Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap, Rahul Dholakia, Ruchi Narain, Kundan Shah, Revathy, Shashank Ghosh, Jahnu Barua, Manish Jha, Rituparno Ghosh Producer: Whitecloud, Sahara One PicturesMusic Composers: Indian Ocean, Sanjeev Srivastav, Illyaraja, Amertya Sen Papon and othersCast: Soha Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergil, Neetu Chandra, Ran...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles schedule of films

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The 6th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announces the full schedule of films for the 2008 edition of the popular festival which runs April 22-27, including four feature films making their world premiere, five features making their U.S. premiere, and nine features making their L.A. debut.Celebrating its 6th anniversary, IFFLA has firmly established itself as the first and largest film festival in North America dedicated entirely to presenting the cinema of India by showcasing films by...

Amal Opening film at IFFLA

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AMAL (Canada/2007/101min/35mm ) from Richie Mehta, produced by David Miller, Steven N. Bray and starring Rupinder Nagra, Koel Purie, Naseeruddin Shah, Roshan Seth, Seema Biswas G.K. Jayaram, an eccentric tycoon disguised as a vagabond, searches for hope in humanity that he has yet to find among his shiftless sons and deceitful business associates. In the streets of New Delhi, he comes across a humble autorickshaw driver, Amal - a man perfectly content with his simple life. One fateful ride demon...

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