New York Indian Film Festival 2019

May 7-12, 2019


Board of Directors:

Dr. Nirmal K. Mattoo, Chairman
Rakesh Kaul, Vice Chairman
Anil Bansal, Director
Anurag Harsh, Director
Rajeev Kaul, Director
Sreenath Sreenivasan, Director
Vishakha Desai, Director

Film Festival Advisory Board:

Gaurav Verma,
Yakub Mathew,
Prof. S. Sridhar,
Ram Kapur

Festival Staff:

Sunil Hali, Executive Director & President
Aseem Chhabra, Film Festival Director
Anjali Maniam, Development Director
Nidhi Kathuria, Festival Coordinator
Lokesh Kataria (Monty), Production Manager
Suman Gollamudi, Public Relations, Media and Sponsorship
Nili Lakhani, Investor Relations, Membership and Special Events

Film Festival Screening Committee:

Aseem Chhabra - Film Festival Director
Giri Mohan Conneti - NYIFF Review Committee Member
Lakshmi Ramanathan- NYIFF Review Committee Member
Satish Kolluri - NYIFF Review Committee Member

NYIFF 2019The 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.

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