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For years, we have been trying to honor Irrfan Khan for his exceptional work and ethos as an actor. It was not meant to ...
04/29/2020
Irrfan Khan, actor extraordinaire and India’s face in the West, dies at 53

For years, we have been trying to honor Irrfan Khan for his exceptional work and ethos as an actor.
It was not meant to be.
This tragic news hurts us, and the entire global film community. He will be sorely missed.
RIP #IrrfanKhan

https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/irrfan-khan-dies-at-54/story-Hd8s2xZ6uNeqDjgV0sl7zI.html

Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan has died after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumour. The news left his legion of fans shocked and distressed in India and abroad.

04/25/2020
IFFLA Recommends - Megha Kadakia | The Tiger Hunter and Miss India America

#IFFLARecommends
We chatted with the inspiring Megha Kadakia, prolific producer of The Tiger Hunter, Miss India America etc., development executive, and co-founder of IFFLA partner #SouthAsianHappyHour - Connecting South Asians in Hollywood.
Watch Noopur Sinha discuss with Megha what it means to develop, produce and find audiences for South Asian stories, during and beyond the pandemic. Is there a magic formula to it all? (Hint: No.)

Interview here: https://youtu.be/mezFX_r9E4I

You can find her films on Netflix, Amazon and other streaming platforms!

Miss India America on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B01DX80WZS

The Tiger Hunter on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80202076

Raspberry Magic on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07N173NND

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04/16/2020
IFFLA Recommends - Gitanjali Rao | Bombay Rose

#IFFLARecommends
We place a spotlight on Gitanjali Rao and her animation films, including #IFFLA selections Printed Rainbow, A True Love Story, and her recent Bombay Rose which will be at #IFFLA2020 soon.
Watch Christina Marouda's interview with Gitanjali during India’s lockdown.
https://youtu.be/yXY2NY0R3A0

Bombay Rose (Trailer): https://youtu.be/ImTUp6HY5ak
Printed Rainbow (Short Film): https://youtu.be/LatobRtLukM
True Love Story (Trailer): https://youtu.be/HWDYvbJKev8

Bombay Rose (Trailer): https://youtu.be/ImTUp6HY5ak Printed Rainbow (Short Film): https://youtu.be/LatobRtLukM True Love Story (Trailer): https://youtu.be/HW...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo
04/12/2020

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo

04/09/2020
IFFLA Recommends - Richie Mehta | Delhi Crime

Locked down, looking for films and series by Indian creators?
We got you!
In the first of a series of #IFFLARecommends, watch our interview with multi-time IFFLA alum Richie Mehta, as he shares his journey and learnings from his riveting, globally acclaimed series Delhi Crime, how the pandemic has affected his future projects, and his advice on how to thrive in these times.
IFFLA Recommends - Delhi Crime

https://youtu.be/xQ6MrdrOYNg

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04/01/2020
IFFLA 2020 Trailer

Today would have been #IFFLA2020 #OpeningNight. While we had to reschedule the festival due to the current pandemic we are all facing, we look forward to returning soon with an exceptional lineup of films.
Here’s a sneak peek into what we have in store for you!

Many thanks to the IFFLA programming team and to our trailer editor, Andrew Adams, and music composer Hal Stephens.

http://youtu.be/7DVdI72DAr0

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Our last #IFFLA2020 team photo from this weekend before the #selfisolation ! We can't wait to get working on the festiva...
03/17/2020

Our last #IFFLA2020 team photo from this weekend before the #selfisolation ! We can't wait to get working on the festival again! Till then #socialdistancing!

03/12/2020

Given the recent developments around coronavirus, IFFLA has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this year’s Festival from April 1st-5th to a later, to-be-determined date in 2020. In doing so, we stand in solidarity with leading cultural institutions and festivals and the recommendations of the CDC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, by taking proactive steps towards combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The well-being of our guests, partners and staff is paramount. We will continue to closely monitor the situation for the best timing to reschedule the festival later this year.
- Christina Marouda, IFFLA Chair of the Board

Great article by #IFFLA former staffer, Vijay Venkataramanan on the role of a #postproduction supervisor! Netflix
03/11/2020
The Role of a Post-Production Supervisor - Explained

Great article by #IFFLA former staffer, Vijay Venkataramanan on the role of a #postproduction supervisor! Netflix

At Netflix India and in other APAC countries, the post-production management teams are always looking for freelance post-production supervisors to work externally on our partner-managed original series and feature films. There are many people who reach out to me expressing an interest in working in

Get your All-Access Pass and Fest Pass now to experience #IFFLA2020 in the fullest possible way! More info + tickets at ...
03/11/2020

Get your All-Access Pass and Fest Pass now to experience #IFFLA2020 in the fullest possible way!

More info + tickets at bit.ly/3aK5hV5

📷: Gitanjali Rao’s feature animation debut, 'Bombay Rose'

#IFFLA2020 dream teamWe can’t wait for you to see all we’ve prepared for you in less than 3 weeks!
03/09/2020

#IFFLA2020 dream team
We can’t wait for you to see all we’ve prepared for you in less than 3 weeks!

#IFFLA2020 is proud to be presenting 50% of premieres directed by #female directors! One of our wonderful pics include B...
03/07/2020
BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS | IFFLA

#IFFLA2020 is proud to be presenting 50% of premieres directed by #female directors! One of our wonderful pics include Baljit Sangra's BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS.

The film is a is a shivering homage to our childhood selves that scarcely had the language to express what was done to us. It is an introspective window that allows us to contemplate our own #mothers and #grandmothers — and wonder about the secrets that they’ve carried with them. What all in our #families have we unseen?

At a time when Indian girls are still beholden to the same cage, #BECAUSEWEAREGIRLS is an act of courage that celebrates women reclaiming their lost power in the face of willful negligence and irreparable harm. An essential film.

The film screens April 4th at 4:30pm. See you there!

BECAUSE WE ARE GIRLS 1980’s. The Pooni’s — a conservative Punjabi family in small town Canada. A household steeped in patriarchal values. A place where girls are raised on a steady diet of Bollywood nostalgia that teaches them to be demure and subservient to men. Raped systematically over a pe...

Thank you #IndianPost for the #shoutout on #IFFLA2020!
03/06/2020
18th Annual Indian Film Festival of LA

Thank you #IndianPost for the #shoutout on #IFFLA2020!

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced its full lineup of narrative and documentary features, and shorts for the festival’s 18th edition

Experience all that #IFFLA has to offer with our #PatronProgram! Join today and receive #VIP access to the festival--inc...
03/05/2020
Become a Patron | IFFLA

Experience all that #IFFLA has to offer with our #PatronProgram!

Join today and receive #VIP access to the festival--including a photo opportunity with Imtiaz Ali and #AnuragKashyap--as well as invitations to year-round events. Join now 👇

Become a Patron Experience the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and other exclusive events in style with our Patron Program. Join IFFLA today and receive VIP access throughout the festival as well as year round. The Patron Program supports the festival’s mission to present the most exciting voi...

IFFLA is partnering up with Outfest for a special screening this Sunday, March 8th. Join us to the wonderful screening o...
03/04/2020

IFFLA is partnering up with Outfest for a special screening this Sunday, March 8th.

Join us to the wonderful screening of YEH FREEDOM LIFE along with the two shorts preceding, SAVING CHINTU and I KNOW HER, all including #IFFLA alums!

#OutfestFusion is a people of color-focused and international film, #music, and #storytelling festival that spotlights breakthrough works from today’s most exciting underground artists, musicians, and #creators. Fusion is where the next generation of storytellers and cultural ambassadors are discovered.

Check out the screenings, performances, workshops, panels, and parties from March 6 - 10, 2020. For the full lineup and to purchase tickets go to Outfest.org/Fusion2020.

**Use the discount code FUSECOLLAB20 at checkout to get $3 off tickets!**
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Another great feature on #IFFLA2020 by India Abroad!
02/29/2020
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Another great feature on #IFFLA2020 by India Abroad!

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02/28/2020
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All-Access Pass or Fest Pass is the way to goPasses are the best way to indulge your inner #cinephile at #IFFLA! There a...
02/27/2020
Passes & Tickets | IFFLA

All-Access Pass or Fest Pass is the way to go
Passes are the best way to indulge your inner #cinephile at #IFFLA!

There are two passes available this year. FEST PASS holders have access to all screenings, the Master Class series, and admission to the IFFLA Lounge. This pass does not include #Opening and #Closing Night Galas. ALL-ACCESS PASS holders get all of the above plus access to the Opening and Closing Night Galas and Awards #Ceremony.

More info: bit.ly/3chEmlp

Passes & Tickets Tickets & Passes now on sale. TICKETS General Admission: $15 Opening Night Gala: $75 (on-stage conversation, screening and reception) | $25 (screening only) Closing Night Gala & Awards Ceremony: $75 (awards, screening and reception) | $25 (screening only) PASSES Passes are the best....

#IFFLA2020 tickets are now for sale!Some of this year's program highlights include #AratiKadav’s sci-fi fantasy CARGO, a...
02/26/2020
Film Guide 2020 | IFFLA

#IFFLA2020 tickets are now for sale!

Some of this year's program highlights include #AratiKadav’s sci-fi fantasy CARGO, about demon astronauts performing reincarnation in space, #GitanjaliRao’s handpainted animation opus BOMBAY ROSE and #GeetuMohandas’ Malayalam action-thriller with a queer heart, MOOTHON!

Check out our full line up and get your tickets now 👇

Film Guide 2020 Film Guide Archive: Explore the line up and buy Tickets and Passes today! AN EVENING WITH IMTIAZ ALI Join us for a special evening as we celebrate Imtiaz Ali, one of Hindi cinema’s most respected and charismatic writer-directors. The program will feature an on-stage conversation be...

Rain or shine... but mostly shine, our team works to prepare the best #IFFLA edition! #StayTuned for all they're prepare...
02/25/2020

Rain or shine... but mostly shine, our team works to prepare the best #IFFLA edition! #StayTuned for all they're prepare for you! #IFFLA2020 #LosAngeles

The #IFFLA2020 lineup of films is here! This year our team curated a diverse selection of #films highlighting both filmm...
02/20/2020
18th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2020 Lineup | IFFLA

The #IFFLA2020 lineup of films is here!

This year our team curated a diverse selection of #films highlighting both filmmakers working in #India and diaspora filmmakers from several countries, 12 languages, 50% premiering directed by #female directors!

Some of the most anticipated films include Aamis (Ravening) by #Bhaskar Hazarika, Bombay Rose by #GitanjaliRao, Cargo by #AratiKadav, Eeb Allay Ooo! By #PrateekVats.
Hurry and grab your passes now!

For tickets + to learn more on our line up: bit.ly/37K1Go2

📷: from film Highway screening during our opening night gala!

18th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2020 Lineup Festival Runs April 1 – 5, Opens With An Evening With Imtiaz Ali, and Closes with The MisEducation of Bindu, starring Priyanka Bose, David Arquette, and produced by the Duplass Brothers Los Angeles, CA (February 19, 2020) – Th...

As exciting as our opening gala event is, we're also thrilled to be closing #IFFLA2020 in the company of "The MisEducati...
02/19/2020
Film Guide 2020 | IFFLA

As exciting as our opening gala event is, we're also thrilled to be closing #IFFLA2020 in the company of "The MisEducation of Bindu", starring #PriyankaBose and #DavidArquette.

Grab your passes now before they run out and experience one of the biggest #Indian film and #filmmaker showcases in the world! 👇

Film Guide 2020 Film Guide Archive: Explore the line up and buy Gala tickets and Passes today! AN EVENING WITH IMTIAZ ALI Join us for a special evening as we celebrate Imtiaz Ali, one of Hindi cinema’s most respected and charismatic writer-directors. The program will feature an on-stage conversati...

We're so excited for you to experience the events we've prepared for the #IFFLA2020! Our opening night will feature the ...
02/19/2020
Indian Film Festival Los Angeles to Open With Imtiaz Ali Evening

We're so excited for you to experience the events we've prepared for the #IFFLA2020!

Our opening night will feature the very anticipated evening with #ImtiazAli in conversation with #AnuragKashyap, followed by the screening of #Highway.

Grab your passes now and experience one of the biggest #Indian film and #filmmaker showcases in the world 👉 bit.ly/2SXyQLH

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will kick off not with a new film, but what is billed as An Evening With Imtiaz Ali, the writer-director of such films as “Jab We Met” and “Ro…

Our #IFFLA advisory board member, Priya Jaikumar's Indian edition of her book is now available! It was released by #Orie...
02/18/2020

Our #IFFLA advisory board member, Priya Jaikumar's Indian edition of her book is now available! It was released by #OrientBlackSwan with an image from #BahuBegum. Congratulations!

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo
02/18/2020

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo

Hard working but also extremely #photogenic. Our #IFFLA team preparing an amazing 2020 festival and #breakingdown the la...
02/18/2020

Hard working but also extremely #photogenic.
Our #IFFLA team preparing an amazing 2020 festival and #breakingdown the last barriers of cinema while at it!

We can't wait to see 'Yeh Ballet', the new film of our dear #IFFLA alum, Sooni Taraporevala, which will be released on N...
02/15/2020
Netflix's trailer for upcoming Indian film 'Yeh Ballet' is breathtaking - Cutacut

We can't wait to see 'Yeh Ballet', the new film of our dear #IFFLA alum, Sooni Taraporevala, which will be released on Netflix this February 21!

"the film stars Manish Chuhan as Nishu, the winner of a dance competition and Achintya Bose as Asif, his fiercest competitor. Chauhan is a real ballet dancer and one of the boys from whose life the film is inspired by. It also stars Julian Sands as Saul, a ballet teacher who discovers the two boys and pushes them to master the dance form."

Check out the trailer 👇

Upcoming film is based on true-life events surrounding two Mumbai teens and their dreams of becoming ballet dancers

02/13/2020

We interviewed director Dar Gai for her wonderfully heart-warming feature “Namdev Bhau, In Search Of Silence”, that premiered at last year’s #IFFLA.

Dar was born and raised in #Keiv, Ukraine, where she acted in and directed dozens of plays. After obtaining a Bachelors and Masters in Philosophy in Kiev, Dar was invited to teach at Whistling Woods International in #Mumbai, and has been writing and directing films, TV and commercials in India ever since. In 2018, Dar wrote and directed a large #TVC campaign for telecom giant, Jio.

More #DarGai’s and all other #IFFLA filmmakers and films at www.indianfilmfestival.org

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02/12/2020

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo

Come join us! We're looking for volunteers to make the 2020 festival's edition even more amazing!Sign up + more info on ...
02/11/2020

Come join us! We're looking for volunteers to make the 2020 festival's edition even more amazing!
Sign up + more info on all volunteer opportunities at [email protected]
#letsgo!

#IFFLA2020 dream team! We can't wait to share all we've been working on with you for this year's festival edition!
02/10/2020

#IFFLA2020 dream team! We can't wait to share all we've been working on with you for this year's festival edition!

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo
02/10/2020

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles's cover photo

Just like last year, the 2020 #IFFLA festival will include our cutting edge #workshops and panels. One of our last year'...
02/07/2020

Just like last year, the 2020 #IFFLA festival will include our cutting edge #workshops and panels.

One of our last year's most acclaimed #panel was “Breaking in Brown: Making It To Series In #TV’s Golden Age”.

It was moderated by Priya Giri Desai, India Center Foundation and included panelists
Kiran Deol, Nik Dodani, Meera Menon, Fawzia Mirza, Chitra Sampath, and Roshan Sethi, Dhruv Uday Singh.

Stay tuned for all our 2020 events, announced soon!

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INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES

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, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

Each year the festival features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry. This includes programming that cultivates an audience for Indian films while supporting filmmakers of Indian descent in career development as they navigate the larger studio system in Hollywood. IFFLA’s industry programs include the One-on-One program where film industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in meetings with the IFFLA filmmakers; and panel discussions with speakers from the film industry.

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The 18th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 1-5, 2020 at Regal L.A. LIVE, the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles’ vibrant and developing downtown district. The Opening Night Gala will be at ArcLight Hollywood.

PROGRAMMING

IFFLA showcases a combination of features, shorts and documentaries. The festival provides programming and activities that no other film festival in Los Angeles offers and serves a community of Indian and international filmmakers that has the potential of reaching a crossover audience. IFFLA offers the Los Angeles community a unique opportunity to learn about India’s multi-faceted culture and long history of filmmaking.

QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS

Filmmakers and cast are invited to present their films and share their experiences with the audiences.

AWARDS

IFFLA offers jury awards for Best Feature and Best Short as well as Audience Choice Awards in the same categories.

ONE-ON-ONE

Industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in one-on-one 10-minute meetings with the participating filmmakers. The objective of this program is to offer a new generation of talented filmmakers the opportunity to meet with players of the North American film industry and provide them with a unique opportunity to advance their careers.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Opening and Closing Night Galas begin with a screening of a feature film followed by receptions that include Indian culinary delights, music and dance performances. In addition, the festival presents tributes and retrospectives to acclaimed Indian filmmakers.

FESTIVAL LOUNGE

Decorated with a distinctly Indian influence, the festival lounge offers pertinent information, festival related activities and comfort. Festival attendees are able to obtain information about Indian and Los Angeles-based organizations while networking in between screenings and during daily and nightly receptions.

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Hey Team IFFLA, sending love & wishes from Team Maya - short film for the LA Premiere. Hope you have a full house today 😁. Tried our best to be there but couldn’t. Thanks again for showcasing our film!
Compensate Study $125 per Participant in Downtown LA between March 11th till 14th, 2019 If you are South Asians and interested, please email us with your full name, age, gender, phone number, eyesight (near-, far-, or normal-sighted) and the best time window to reach you over the phone for the registration. We will get back to you ASAP. Thank you! Kind regards, [email protected]
Seeking 24 Asian Indians aged btwn 8 till 79 for Selfie APP Testing in Los Angeles, CA (45 minutes Study: $125 per each participant): You can bring your family members, relatives, neighbors, friends, et al between March 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th (also some time windows are open on February 20th) As mentioned in the subject line of this email, we are seeking about 24 Asian Indians for this selfie App testing. We have completed this testing successfully both in Chicago and San Francisco with hundreds of Asian participants. This month, this event is kicking off in the Greater Los Angeles area. If you don't work for the tech industry like Apple, Facebook, HP, Google, etc., you are more welcome to take part in this event. If you are interested, please contact me with your full name, age, gender, phone number, and the best time window to reach you over the phone for the registration. We will get back to you ASAP. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, AP Research [email protected]
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“Darkness Visible” will be playing at the AMC Stadium Citywalk 19, premiering on February 8th. I recently watched the trailer to this film and I’m super excited to see it. The Indian-influenced film stars Jaz Deol and is directed by Neil Biswas. It is a supernatural thriller and looks spiritually frightening. It’s going to be an awesome experience seeing it on the big screen in theaters. I highly recommend going to see it!