New York Indian Film Festival 2012

May 5 - 10, 2014

NYIFF is in the City for the 14th Year!

postcard-movieThe New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is celebrating their 14th year of independent, art house, alternate, and Diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 5 – 10) at the SoHo Tiffin Junction.

Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 34 screenings (23 narrative, 11 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City.

The festival highlights various cinemas of India's different regions - Marathi, Bengali and two films from the Northeast. In addition the festivalcovers cinemas from the neighboring South Asian countries - four films by Pakistani filmmakers, two from Sri Lanka - a feature and a documentary, and one from Nepal.

The festival's Marathi films include POSTCARD and multiple-award winning films ASTU and FANDRY.

Among the Pakistani entrants, Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi's ZINDA BHAAG is notable for being Pakistan's very first submission for the foreign language Oscar race. Set in Lahore, the film follows three young men desperate to get on the fast track to success in an eye-opening glimpse of modern Pakistan.

"The 2014 festival features a wide array of films from all over the South Asian diaspora" states IAAC founder Aroon Shivdasani. "This is
exemplified by Borpujari's fascinating work highlighting Naga culture, and also through the inclusion of three Bengali films, four films by Pakistani filmmakers, the Sri Lankan film WITH YOU, WITHOUT YOU, the film from Nepal WAITING FOR MAMU and 3 Marathi films, as well as NYIFF's first Assamese film AS THE RIVER FLOWS."

Mahesh Pailoor's BRAHMIN BULLS, a character study about the reunion of a disillusioned architect and his distant father, is another film sure to delight for its star-studded cast. The film features Roshan Seth as the father (GANDHI, MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, MISSISSIPPI MASALA, and MONSOON WEDDING) opposite Sendhil Ramamurthy as the architect (HEROES), in addition to Justin Bartha (THE HANGOVER).

The 2014 festival will also feature a film that even those in India might not have gotten the chance to see. Nagesh Kukunoor's LAKSHMI missed its January 17th Indian premiere date due to censorship issues, because of its daring subject matter of child prostitution and human trafficking. Instead the film premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best narrative feature and received much critical acclaim.

Festival Passes and Individual Tickets can be purchased at the festival's website:

Full line up Schedule with films synopsis:


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