New York Indian Film Festival 2017

May 7-12, 2018


Board of Directors:

Talat Ansari, Legal Counsel
Aroon Shivdasani, President & Executive Director
Jonathan Hollander, Vice President & Co-Founder
Ambassador Prakash Shah
James Luce
Suresh Venkatacharya

Film Festival Advisory Board:

Salman Rushdie, Shashi Tharoor, Mira Nair, Shabana Azmi, Deepa Mehta, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Madhur Jaffrey, Sabrina Dhawan, Sakina Jaffrey.

Festival Staff:

Aroon Shivdasani  Artistic & Executive Director
Aseem Chhabra Film Festival Director
Vasanti Mirchandani, Hospitality Director
Anjali Maniam, Development Director
Stella Carola, Submissions Coordinator
Lokesh Kataria (Monty), Production Manager
Abhi Chintakunta, Technical Director
Suman Madhuri, Publicity
Nili Lakhani, Registration Manager; Auctions/gifts Coordinator

Film Festival Screening Committee:

Aseem Chhabra
Aroon Shivdasani
Satish Kolluri
Giri Mohan Conneti

NYIFF 2018The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is the oldest, most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres. Seven days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremony, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build an awareness of Indian cinema, entertain & educate North Americans about the real India, and add to the amazing cultural diversity of New York City. Please visit:
IAACThe Indo-American Arts Council is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit, secular service and resource arts organization charged with the mission of promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America.

The IAAC supports all artistic disciplines in the classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. We work cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding.

Our focus is to work with artists and arts organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists and arts organizations from India to exhibit, perform and produce their works here.

Please visit for more information.



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