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Tales of Determination from the New York Indian Film Festival


The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) the oldest film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in NYC will be returning May 7 - 12, 2018. Held at the Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Ave.). The fest opens with the world premiere of Ravi Yadhav’s Nude, in which a single mother and her son move to Mumbai to start a new life when she takes on the taboo profession of a nude artist’s model to make ends meet. The centerpiece film of the fest is the North American premiere of Juze from director Miransha Naik in which a young boy must confront a violent slumlord that has a grip on his community. Closing the fest is Omerta from Hansal Mehta about a man with a dark war torn past at odds with two sides of his identity.

The fest also has a series of panels such as “Discovering the Film & Television Market in India” hosted by Ivanhoe Pictures executive Kilian Kerwin, “Shooting Film in New York State” a roundtable discussion with New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, and “The Inclusion Rider's Role in Diversifying Hollywood” with South Asian American attorney Kalpana Kotagal, co-author of the "Inclusion Rider".

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The 18th Annual New York Indian Film Festival
May 7 - 12, 2018

Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003


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