Friday, August 26, 2011

Indian Film Festival, Los angeles call for entries for 2012

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES 2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Fest Preps for 10th Anniversary

HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 16, 2011 – The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced its Call for Entries today. The 10th anniversary edition will be held April 10-15, 2012, at ArcLight Hollywood, located in the heart of Los Angeles.

The early deadline with reduced fees for all film submissions is November 11, 2011. The final deadline is January 6, 2012. IFFLA 2012 seeks narrative, documentary, music videos, experimental, children’s and animated films of any length and format. Jury and Audience Choice Prizes are awarded for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short films.

IFFLA 2011 had over 7,500 attendees and screened 35 films from India and around the world. In addition to the state-of-the-art exhibition of their work, through the festival filmmakers in attendance gained access to prominent executives in the Hollywood film industry.

The 2011 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles launched with the Opening Night Gala presentation of Nila Madhab Panda's I AM KALAM starring Gulshan Grover and concluded with the IFFLA Closing Night Gala world premiere presentation of Disney's ZOKKOMON starring Anupam Kher. Both Grover and Kher were in attendance.

Other highlights included the presentation of the 2012 IFFLA Industry Leadership Awards to Andy Kaplan, President, Networks, Sony Pictures Television; Ajay Bijli, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, PVR Limited; and Man Jit Singh, CEO, Multi Screen Media Private Limited India; seminars with panelists from Sundance, Reliance, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America, USA Networks, Deluxe Labs, and Nickelodeon; and nightly musical performances in the IFFLA Rhythm Village presented by Rukus Avenue.

Previous IFFLA screenings include: UDAAN (Vikramaditya Motwane), MUMBAI DIARIES (Kiran Rao), 3 IDIOTS (Rajkumar Hirani), AMELIA (Mira Nair), THE WAITING CITY (Claire McCarthy), SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Danny Boyle), FIRAAQ (Nandita Das), SITA SINGS THE BLUES (Nina Paley), QUICK GUN MURUGUN (Shashank Ghosh), WATER (Deepa Mehta), LOINS OF PUNJAB PRESENTS (Manish Acharya), DOMBIVLI FAST (Nishikant Kamat), VANAJA (Rajnesh Domalpalli), and BLACK FRIDAY (Anurag Kashyap) among others.

For more information on the Festival, including submission form and guidelines, please visit www.indianfilmfestival.org.

About IFFLA
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. For more information about the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, please visit www.indianfilmfestival.org.

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Press Contact for IFFLA:
Surekha Paruchuri
Tel: 310.403.0665
surekha@indianfilmfestival.org

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