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May 4-8, 2011
The 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is one of North America's most prestigious destinations for feature films, DOCUMENTARIES, and shorts from and about the Indian subcontinent. NYIFF features a mix of film screenings, discussions, industry panels, nightly parties, an awards ceremony, and gala red carpet events. NYIFF is a once-a-year opportunity to network with artists and leaders from the global film industry, and to experience the rich film cultures of the Indian subcontinent. FILMINDIA brings together, in one place, media/marketing/entertainment professionals, producers, actors and global media entrepreneurs for a series of networking panels on the growing US and Indian entertainment industries during NYIFF 2011.
Industry Panels NYIFF: Tribeca Cinemas, Varick St., NYC
Saturday May 7th, 2011, 10 AM - 5PM

Full Day Ticket General Admission: Industry Discount ($35.00) and Industry Full ($45.00)
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Raakh Redux
Do Dooni Chaar
A Decent Arrangement
Iti Mrinalini
For the fourth year, the Indo American Arts Council (IAAC)/NYIFF present FILMINDIA a series of panel discussions on film production in India. US and Indian media and entertainment companies and professionals are collaborating, merging, sharing, co-producing and tapping each other’s talent and content as never before to capture the growing global audience. Join fellow US and Indian industry professionals, media entrepreneurs, producers, talent, and those just interested in the industry in exploring changes and opportunities in the industry.
FILMINDIA is organized and co-presented in cooperation with KPMG; New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT); and South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association (SAMMA). Additional support from TiE Tri-State.
9:30 AM to 9:50 AM Breakfast & Registration
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM NYWIFT and NYIFF Presents...Women Filmmakers Working in South Asia
This panel features prominent female filmmakers who discuss the challenges and opportunities of making films in India. They also discuss their approach to their craft as women and what advantages and challenges being women adds to their filmmaking.
Organized by Savanna Washington and Terry Lawler, NYWIFT. Moderated by Geeta Citygirl.


Aparna Sen, director Iti Mrinalini
Bela Negi, director Daayen Ya Baayen
Vaishaili Sinha, director Made in India
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Presentation by KPMG
This keynote presentation of the FICCI-KPMG Indian Media & Entertainment Industry Report gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the media and entertainment Industry in India.
Presented by Chitanya Chitta of KPMG
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Film Production in South Asia
A panel of experienced directors will discuss the challenges of global and cross-cultural production for the largest film market in the world.
Habib Faisal, director Do Dooni Chaar
Aditya Bhattacharya, director Raakh Redux
Sarovar Banka, director A Decent Arrangement
Josh Green of Emerging Pictures
3:15 PM to 3:45 PM Interview with Rishi Kapoor
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Closing Remarks by Aroon Shivdasani followed by film-makers & industry insiders reception

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