WIDOW OF SILENCE, THE FIELD, REASON and BEBAAK (DYING WIND IN HER HAIR) take home top prizes
Last Sunday April 14th, saw the culmination of the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles. Now in its 17th edition this year’s festival saw a slew of great films, filmmakers and Indian film enthusiasts all converged into the capital of cinema and entertainment. This year’s festival was a 4 day showcase at the historic Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in the heart of the booming entertainment center in downtown Los Angeles, California.
This year’s IFFLA’s star-studded red carpet final night featured the world premiere of director Megha Ramaswamy’s THE ODDS, a coming-of-age tale about two teens who skip school on an important exam day and go on a fantastical journey through Mumbai. THE ODDS features supporting turns from Abhay Deol (Dev D) and Priyanka Bose (Lion) and special appearance by Monica Dogra.
This year’s winners included:
- Grand Jury Award – WIDOW OF SILENCE (director: Praveen Morchhale)
- Audience Award – REASON (director: Anand Patwardhan)
- Honorable Mention- TAKING THE HORSE TO EAT JALEBIS (director: Anamika Haksar)
AWARD WINNERS: SHORTS
- Grand Jury Award – THE FIELD (director: Sandhya Suri)
- Audience Award – BEBAAK (DYING WIND IN HER HAIR) (director: Shazia Iqbal)
- Honorable Mention – CIRCLE (director: Jayisha Patel)
INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES
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, supporting emerging filmmakers, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
Each year the festival features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry. This includes programming that cultivates an audience for Indian films while supporting filmmakers of Indian descent in career development as they navigate the larger studio system in Hollywood. IFFLA’s industry programs include the One-on-One program where film industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in meetings with the IFFLA filmmakers; and panel discussions with speakers from the film
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