The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is 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.
Each year the Festival is held at the Arclight Hollywood and 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 creative and business programs include the newly launched IFFLA Film Fund that helps emerging filmmakers realize their feature-length narrative and non-narrative film projects, the Industry Leadership Awards created to recognize the achievements of industry executives who have contributed considerably towards the entertainment and media industry in India, the One-on-One program where industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in meetings with the participating filmmakers, and the seminars day hosted by the Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
The 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 12-17, 2011 at ArcLight Hollywood, the elegant, state-of-the-art facility at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.
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.
BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHT
Our exciting and highly anticipated Bollywood By Night program includes late night 21+ screenings of classic, new, fresh and noteworthy Bollywood films. Chill out, have a drink and enter a world that’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced!
QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS
Directors, producers and cast are invited to present their films and share their experiences with the audiences.
IFFLA offers jury awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short. Audience Choice Awards in the same categories give the audience the opportunity to vote for their favorite film while offering the filmmakers valuable feedback from the public.
INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The IFFLA Industry Leadership Award was co-created by the leading entertainment law boutique Peter Rubin & Simon to recognize the achievements of industry executives who have had a substantial and personal impact on the creation and distribution of Indian themed content globally and have led the expansion of the entertainment and media industry in India. The annual event is a Gala Luncheon that takes place at the world famous House of Blues.
The 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will host a series of seminars at ArcLight Hollywood. The seminars are a snapshot into the issues that impact Hollywood and Bolllywood, the two largest industries in the world. Past seminars included speakers from Disney, Fox Searchlight, Hyde Park Entertainment, ITVS, NFDC, and celebrities such as Anil Kapoor among others.
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.
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.
Decorated with a distinctly Indian influence, the IFFLA Lounge offers a wide range of information and activities. 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.
IFFLA RHYTHM VILLAGE
Festival and ArcLight Hollywood guests have the uniqie opportunity able to experience free live dance and music performances at the ArcLight Courtyard throughout the 6-day Festival.