Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles


Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is an annual film festival held in Los Angeles, California. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to paving the way for a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and diverse culture by providing the public with a selection of films from and about the Indian diaspora by Indian and international filmmakers.

It presents Grand Jury and Audience Choice awards in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short.

The Sixth Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will take place during April 22-27, 2008 at ArcLight Hollywood. The Opening Night film on April 22nd will be Amal, directed by Richie Mehta and starring Rupinder Nagra, Koel Purie, Naseeruddin Shah, Roshan Seth, and Seema Biswas. The Closing Night film on April 27th will be Mumbai Cutting...A City Unfolds, directed by Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap (director), Rahul Dholakia, Ruchi Narain, Kundan Shah, Revathi, Shashank Ghosh, Jahnu Barua, Manish Jha, and Rituparno Ghosh. Madhuri Dixit will be the honoree of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles' Tribute.

Film Program 2008: Schedule at a Glance

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
7:30pm OPENING NIGHT GALA: AMAL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008
7:15pm SHORTS PROGRAM – DOCUMENTARIES (QUAMAR - WORKING TO LIVE, SILENT HUES, UNDER THE AHMEDABAD SKY (Sotto Il Cielo Di Ahmedabad))
7:15pm BEFORE THE RAINS
7:30pm A HOME IN THE SKY (Aevdhese Aabhaal)
9:30pm FOUR WOMEN (Naalu Pennungal)
9:30pm SUPER 30 (preceded by THE LOST RAINBOW)

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2008
6:45pm SHORTS PROGRAM – NARRATIVE (BEAST, LOVE STORY, THE LOST RAINBOW (Haravilele Indradhanush), MIDNIGHT LOST AND FOUND, THE MORNING RITUAL, THE RETURN (Vaapsi), REWIND, SARI (W)RAP, THREE OF US)
7:15pm KISSING COUSINS
9:30pm THE POOL
9:30pm BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHT: LOST MOON (Khoya Khoya Chand)

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
7:15pm FROZEN
7:30pm MADHURI DIXIT TRIBUTE: THE DEATH SENTENCE (Mrityudand)
9:30pm BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHT: JOHNNY GADDAAR

SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2008
12:00pm MY HEART IS CRAZY (Dil To Pagal Hai)
2:00pm SHORTS PROGRAM – NARRATIVE (BEAST, LOVE STORY, THE LOST RAINBOW (Haravilele Indradhanush), MIDNIGHT LOST AND FOUND, THE MORNING RITUAL, THE RETURN (Vaapsi), REWIND, SARI (W)RAP, THREE OF US)
4:00pm THE SEA WITHIN (Ore Kadal)
4:30pm THE GLOW OF WHITE WOMEN
6:30pm PANCHAM UNMIXED: AN UNENDING JOURNEY
7:00pm LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS
9:00pm SHOT IN BOMBAY
9:30pm BOLLYWOOD BY NIGHT: BOBBY

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2008
1:00pm SHORTS PROGRAM – DOCUMENTARIES (QUAMAR - WORKING TO LIVE, SILENT HUES, UNDER THE AHMEDABAD SKY (Sotto Il Cielo Di Ahmedabad))
3:00pm STARS ON EARTH (Taare Zameen Par)
4:00pm THE SKY BELOW
6:30pm CLOSING NIGHT GALA: MUMBAI CUTTING...A CITY UNFOLDS

ee also

*Film festivals in North and Central America

External links

* [http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/ Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles official website]
* [http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/iffla_galas.html Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles official press release - March 12, 2008]
* [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/awards_festivals/news/e3ia51ae029511c6ba9b7cd5c984f93cc5c The Hollywood Reporter (article) - Indian film fest hits L.A. on April 22]
* [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India_Buzz/A_cut_above_the_rest/articleshow/2855575.cms The Times of India (article) - A cut above the rest?]

* [http://www.rukusavenue.com/rukus.html-Rukus Avenue a Grand Sponsor of 2008 IFFLA]


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