The 9th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has kicked off and is offering a six-day film extravaganza to movie buffs including events, seminars, awards, parties and performances.
A debut film receives the festival's honours. Nila Madhab Panda's 'I Am Kalam' award-winning story opened the festival along with the presence of its director and the lead actor.
Other films being screened apart from shorts and documentaries are the following feature films:
PEEPLI LIVE (by: Anusha Rizvi)
THE BENGALI DETECTIVE (by: Phil Cox)
GANESH BOY WONDER (by: Srinivas Krishna)
AN UNFINISHED LETTER (ITI MRINALINI) (by: Aparna Sen)
MUMBAI DIARIES (DHOBI GHAT) (by: Kiran Rao)
I AM (by: Onir)
THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS (by: Anurag Kashyap)
THE ROBOT (ENDHIRAN) (by: S. Shankar)
VIRGIN GOAT (LAADLI LAILA) (by: Murali Nair)
UDAAN (by: Vikramaditya Motwane)
TROUBLEMAKER (by: Geeta Malik)
BIG IN BOLLYWOOD (by: Kenny Meehan, Bill Bowles)
WEDDING PLANNER (BAND BAAJA BAARAAT) (by: Maneesh Sharma)
PINK SARIS (by: Kim Longinotto)
PINK CHADDIS (by: Sweta Vohra)
ZOKKOMON (by: Satyajit Bhatkal) - Closing ceremony - HD World Premiere
In addition to film screenings and related events, the IFFLA will be celebrating the intimate relationship between music and cinema through its Rhythm Village: a colorful display of music and dance presenting Bollywood singers, fusion bands, DJ sets, Dhol Nation’s Malinder and International Dhol Champion Pree Mayall, intellectual hip-hop from Hoodini and King, and a variety of traditional and non-traditional Indian dance forms, including a demonstration and performance from renowned Bollywood choreographer Yogen Bhagat.
IFFLA film schedule.
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For more on the Industry Leadership Awards.
For the full Rhythm Village schedule, visit this link.