Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Call for Entries

Accepting Categories
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Music Video, Narrative Fiction, Short

Festival Dates
    Apr 5, 2017 – Apr 9, 2017

Next Deadline
    Nov 25, 2016

    Los Angeles, California, U S A

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, honoring entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

The festival will mark its thirteenth year on April 5-9, 2017 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. This will be IFFLA’s first year in the state-of-the-art, world-class cinema in the heart of Los Angeles’ vibrant and developing downtown district.

IFFLA showcases a combination of features and shorts, with documentaries and animation welcome in both categories. 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
Directors, producers, and cast are invited to present their films and share their experiences with the audiences.

IFFLA offers jury awards for Best Feature and Best Short. Audience Choice Awards in the Best Feature and Best Short categories give the audience the opportunity to vote for their favorite film while offering the filmmakers valuable feedback from the public.

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.

IFFLA Lounge
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.

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