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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization devoted to paving the way for a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and diverse culture by providing the public with a selection of films from and about the Indian diaspora by Indian and International filmmakers.





CALL FOR ENTRIES: 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

The Seventh Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) seeks narrative, documentary, music videos, experimental, children’s and animated films of any length and format.

The festival will run from April 21-26, 2009 at ArcLight Hollywood, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Los Angeles. Jury and Audience Choice Prizes will be awarded for Best Feature, Documentary and Short film.

Films previously premiered at the festival include AMAL (Richie Mehta), FROZEN (Shivajee Chandrabhushan), WATER (Deepa Mehta), VANAJA (Rajnesh Domalpalli), BLACK FRIDAY (Anurag Kashyap), A PECK ON THE CHEEK (Mani Rathnam), HARI OM (Bharatbala), CHOKHER BALI (Rituparno Ghosh), A TALE OF A NAUGHTY GIRL (Buddhadeb Dasgupta), and MR. AND MRS. IYER (Aparna Sen) among others.

Check out in the video below what our 2008 filmmakers had to say about their festival experience.

Final submission deadline January 9, 2009

How to submit your film

* Download the Submission Form
If you have any problems filling out the form, contact us and we will fax or email you the submission form
* Read carefully the requirement rules on the second page or below
* Type the information requested on the first page (you can type the information on your computer by clicking on each field of the form)
* Print the submission form
* Sign and date the submission form
* Send only the first page to the address provided on the form with an NTSC or PAL DVD and a check or a US money order payable to Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. You may also pay with a credit card using our pay pal account. Please be sure to include the title of your film in the "Film Title (required)" section of pay pal.

You can also submit your film using


Early Bird Deadline - November 17, 2008
Films under 40 min: $25
Films 40 min and over: $40

Final Deadline - January 9, 2009
Films under 40 min: $40
Films 40 min and over: $55

Submission Rules

* Films from or about India, with or without an Indian theme, made by Indian and international filmmakers, produced in 2007 or later, and films that have not had a public screening in Los Angeles are eligible to be submitted.
* Filmmakers may submit more than one entry. Each entry must be accompanied by the entry form and the entry fee. Please note that submission fees are not refundable.
* DVDs (preferably in NTSC format) will be accepted for submission screening.
* DVDs must be labeled with the title, running time, format (PAL or NTSC), contact information on the DVD label.
* Submission DVDs will not be returned.
* Please do not send submissions in fiber-filled envelopes, as the dust damages discs and players.
* The entry fee is non-refundable. We only accept checks, US money orders or credit card payments through pay pal or withoutabox.
* Please make check or money order payable to Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, in US dollars ONLY.
* If your film is selected, you will be required to provide 10 DVD (NTSC) screeners, a press kit with press reviews, synopsis, full credits, film stills, trailer (or film clips), posters, and a director’s bio with a headshot.
* All filmmakers will be notified via email by March 2, 2009.

Send Film Entry to:
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
ATTN: Programming
5657 Wilshire Boulevard, #130-10
Los Angeles, CA 90036
United States

For questions, please contact our Programming Coordinator, Rani Breslow at

Thank you.

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