Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles call for entries


MUMBAI: The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is accepting film submissions for IFFLA 2010 now through 8 January, 2010. The eighth annual festival will take place from 20 – 25 April at ArcLight Hollywood. IFFLA 2010 seeks narrative, documentary, music videos, experimental, children’s and animated films of any length and format.

IFFLA 2010 will span six days and showcase outstanding cinema by filmmakers of Indian descent or about Indian culture. The festival will also present red carpet gala premieres, the Bollywood by Night section, feature, short and documentary film competition, seminars, and the IFFLA Industry Leadership Award attended by high-level US and India-based entertainment executives.

The IFFLA Film Fund is a new program that seeks to help emerging filmmakers realize their feature-length narrative and non-narrative film projects that reflect universal themes inherent within Indian culture. The first phase of the film fund is the Development Grant of up to $10,000 aimed at helping screenwriters develop and fine-tune their scripts as well as to strengthen these writers’ profile in the US.

IFFLA Film Fund submissions are being accepted now through 2 November. IFFLA Film Fund Development Grant Jury comprises Gill Dennis, Anurag Kashyap and Sooni Taraporevala.