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
Dr Raj Bhayani, Board Member
Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, Board member

Film Festival Advisory Board:

Anupama Tyagi,
Gaurav Verma,
Harjiv Singh,
Prof. S. N. Sridhar,
Raman Kapur,
Yakub Mathew

Festival Staff:

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

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
Rohan Gupta - 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. Six 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 The Indo-American Arts Council supports all the artistic disciplines in 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 help artists and art organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists from India to exhibit, perform and produce their work here.
The IAAC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
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