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An India Beyond Slumdog Millionaires

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  While there is no question that the Danny Boyle film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE did much to rivet attention in the West on the cinema of India and southern Asia, the various film industries in the second largest country on earth has been a staple of moviegoing in Asia, South America, Africa and even Europe for many decades. Very few of the quality films from the region are given big screen time in North America but that represents both an obstacle and a challenge for the New York Indian Film...

MIAAC Indian Film Festival Winners

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  The MIAAC Indian Film Festival, sponsored by the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council, wrapped up five days of premiere screenings, special events, chic parties and industry networking events with a gala awards ceremony on Sunday night, November 15th at the Walter Reade Theatre at New York's Lincoln Center. The ceremony included the US premiere of Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ANTAHEEN.  Stars Rahul Bose and Kalyan Roy attended the premiere along with actors and filmmakers including Sh...

India Comes To New York

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  New York City prides itself as being the "capital of the world", as it has attracted immigrants from all over the globe and set up individual communities within the city's urban grid. For the past few decades, the communities of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan, have become vibrant parts of the city's mosaic, producing in their midst the finest curry dishes, sari shops and music concerts this side of Delhi and Peshawar. This past weekend, New York opened up ...

Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council highlights

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The Ninth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival, New York City’s premier Indian film festival, is scheduled for November 11-15, 2009. The MIAAC Film Festival is the destination for films and documentaries from and about the Indian subcontinent. Last year’s enormously successful festival included the New York premiere of Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, which went on to garner critical and box office success all around the world, Indian filmmaker D...

MIAAC 2008: New York’s Indian Film Festival

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One day after the historic election that promised to dewax America’s ears, New Yorkers amped up the global love-in with a celebration of Indian cinema. The eighth Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, running November 5-9, features independent arthouse fare made on Indian soil as well as Indian-themed productions made abroad, either by Indian or non-Indian filmmakers. Its mantras of reaching out beyond national borders and bridging diverse tastes and traditions vibe perfectly with...

Eighth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival November 5-9, 2008 New York City

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Participate in a momentous cinematic event Check out the video from last year's festival here. Filmmakers: Click here for an application form to submit your film to the premiere film festival for South Asian films.Deadline for Submissions is July 15, 2008. Excitement, buzz, celebrities, filmmakers, actors, industry, mediaOpening Night Gala Screening and Dinner at Lincoln Center JazzClosing Night Screening and Awards Ceremony at the Walter Reade Theatre. Red carpetsPost-screening discussions afte...

Indian contemporary art exhibition: Erasing Borders

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With Indian contemporary art at an all time high, the Indian Diaspora artists in the U.S. have steadily gained momentum and claimed their turf. Indian Diaspora Art is alive and gearing up for its Fifth Annual exhibition entitled ‘Erasing Borders 2008: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora’ featuring works by 40 artists. The Indo-American Arts Council’s show features an eclectic mix of diverse mediums employed by a group of 40 artists representing myriad styles, mediums and ...

Bollywood Rising? – Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York

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With its seventh edition the MIAAC Film Festival has become the most important North American festival for films produced by filmmakers of South Asian descent retaining its special emphasis on directors from India and the large Indian Diaspora. This year’s festival held from November 7-11, was a milestone as reflected in the shift to new and established screening venues, the Asia society, and Loews theatres in Manhattan and Jersey City, the programming of 49 productions, covering features, sh...

The Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival

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THE MAHINDRA IND0-AMERICAN ARTS COUNCIL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SEVEN AWARD CATEGORIES– WINNERS TO BE AWARDED AT CLOSING NIGHT * The Categories include Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Documentary and Best Short * Closing Night Red Carpet Awards Ceremony on Nov 11th at the Asia SocietyThe Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival announces the nominees for the seven award categories for this year’s festival. The six award categories include Best F...

New Indian film at the Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council

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The 7th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival runs November 7-11 at prestigious venues across Manhattan, such as Loews Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s, Asia Society, and Loews Broadway. Fueled by independent artistic expression, the 50 films selected this year include stories that range from social issues to gritty suspense dramas. This year’s Festival kicks off with the much awaited red-carpet screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’, the first Indian co-pro...

New Generation of Indian Filmmakers At MoMA

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 Friday, April 20-----The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in association with the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), will present INDIA NOW, the first in what is meant to be an annual exhibition of feature and short films from a new generation of Indian filmmakers. For its inaugural year, the series will present nine new feature films and two short films, most of them New York theatrical premieres. The series, which is designed to spotlight the wide range of fiction and documentary styles and g...

Indian Diaspora Film Festival, New York

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The fourth edition of the festival organized by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) wrapped November 7. Dedicated to showcasing filmmakers of Indian origin it had a successful four day run at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre and the Anthology Film Archives. As Aaron Shivdansani, the executive director of IAAC stressed in her welcoming speech, the opening film BRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Gurinder Chandha was not meant for afficiendos interested in high culture, an observation applicable t...
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