We’re proud to be a sponsor of the 15th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), which will take place April 5-9 at Regal L.A. LIVE.
IFFLA is devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora. The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival will showcase more than 25 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony.
The Festival will open with Lipstick Under My Burkha and its impressive ensemble cast of Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, and Plabita Borthakur in a dramatic, but irreverent and vibrant film about women and faith. The festival closes with the Los Angeles premiere of Hotel Salvation, the debut feature of Shubhashish Bhutiani, whose 2013 short film Kush was shortlisted for the Live Action Short Film Oscar and won IFFLA’s 2014 Audience Award.
This year the festival will feature two World premieres, five North American premieres, five U.S. premieres, and eleven L.A. premieres. They will premiere work representing nine languages, and highlights a combination of exciting first and second-time filmmakers and experienced cinema masters returning with new work. Competing in the shorts program are ten films, representing nine different languages.
Tickets are on sale now. Check out the full program of films and events HERE.