Welcome to the official website of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). IFFLA is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
The ninth edition of the IFFLA is scheduled for April 12-17, 2011 at Arc Light Hollywood, the official home of the festival and a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Los Angeles.
Submissions for 2011 are now open through January 7, 2011. Take advantage of the early bird deadline on November 12, 2010 with discounted submission fees.
Sponsorship opportunities for IFFLA 2011 are now available to corporate and media sponsors as well as to individual donoros. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to support this event and receive enhanced exposure to an attractive demographic. IFFLA has a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities that are designed to meet your company’s specific sponsorship, marketing and promotional objectives. To see the IFFLA 2010 sponsors, and for all sponsorship inquiries, please visit our Sponsors page.
The eighth edition of IFFLA took place on April 20-25, 2010 at ArcLight Hollywood,. The festival hosted over 7,500 attendees at ArcLight Hollywood, had numerous sold out screenings, and an array for industry events.
GRAND JURY AWARDS:
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: THE MAN BEYOND THE BRIDGE directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
HONORABLE MENTION: COOKING WITH STELLA directed by Dilip Mehta
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: AT MY DOORSTEP directed by Nishta Jain
HONORABLE MENTION: NERO’S GUESTS directed by Deepa Bhatia
BEST SHORT FILM: GAREEB NAWAZ’S TAXI directed by Ritesh Batra
HONORABLE MENTION: WAHID’S MOBILE BOOKSTORE directed by Anjoo Khosla
BEST FEATURE: HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY directed by Paresh Mokashi
BEST DOCUMENTARY: THE SUN BEHIND THE CLOUDS: TIBET’S STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM directed by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
BEST SHORT: KUNJO directed by Terrie Samundra
IFFLA Film Fund is 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 IFFLA 2010 Film Fund winner was Kranti Kanade (AGAINST ITSELF) and was the recipient of a $10,000 grant.
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