April 23, 2018 (Atlanta, GA) - The inaugural Atlanta Indian Film Festival will be held on May 11-12, 2018 at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA with an aim to bring attention to the growing opportunity for the Indian film industry (Bollywood).

Hosted by the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), in partnership with ICA Institute, Atlanta Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival and the Office of the Consulate General of India, the film festival aims to attract the Indian film industry and its professionals to seek out and make Georgia a production hub for its television and movie projects.

“With Georgia’s burgeoning film and production industry, along with the growing Indian population and overall interest in the Indian culture, we are excited to bring this film festival to Atlanta,” said Anita Ninan, president of GIACC.

Bollywood’s earnings is expected to reach $3.7 billion USD by 2020, according to a recently released report from Deloitte titled Indywood – The Indian Film Industry.

India is already the largest film industry in the world in terms of the number of films produced, which is close to 1,500 to 2,000 films per year on average.

Through the film festival, “We want producers, directors, artists, and other talent to see the potential of filming and production in the state,” Ninan added. “This adds to the economic development of Georgia, which means jobs, talent, and a host of other growth opportunities for everyone involved.”

The event also furthers GIACC’s mission to protect, develop, encourage, promote and foster trade, business, financial or professional interests and commercial relations between India and the United States, including specifically Georgia.

For more information, visit www.giacc.net/aiff2018

About the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce: The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce protects, develops, encourages, promotes and fosters trade, business, financial or professional interests and commercial relations between India and the United States, including specifically Georgia. www.giacc.net

April 24, 2018 (Atlanta, GA) - The inaugural Atlanta Indian Film Festival will be held on May 11-12, 2018 at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA with an aim to bring attention to the growing opportunity for the Indian film industry (Bollywood).

WHAT: 2018 Atlanta Film Festival

WHEN: May 11-12, 2018

WHERE: Historic Academy of Medicine (GA Tech); 875 West Peachtree St. NW; Atlanta, GA 30339

TIME: Friday, May 11, 2018, 4 - 10 PM; Saturday, May 12, 3- 10 PM

AGENDA:

May 11 (Friday)

Reception = 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tara Versus - English (21 min) = 6:30 pm to 6:41 pm
Panel Discussion with Ayesha Ninan = 6:41 pm to 7:00 pm
Nude - Marathi - English Subtitles (110 min) = 7:30 pm to 9:10 pm
Panel Discussion with Ravi Jadhav = 9:10 pm to 9:45 pm

May 12 (Saturday)

Ondu Motteya Kathe - Kannada - English Subtitles (124 min) = 3:30 pm to 5:34 pm
Panel Discussion with Raj Shetty = 5:34 pm to 6:00 pm
House for Sale - English (18 min) = 7:00 pm to 7:18 pm
Panel Discussion with Eisha Marjara = 7:18 to 7:30 PM
Margarita with a Straw - Hindi/English (100 min) = 7:45 pm to 9:25 pm
Panel Discussion with Shonali Bose via Skype = 9:30 pm to 9:45 pm

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WHO: Hosted by the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), in partnership with ICA Institute, Atlanta Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival and the Office of the Consulate General of India.

WHY: The film festival aims to attract the Indian film industry and its professionals to seek out and make Georgia a production hub for its movies and television projects.

About the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce: The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce protects, develops, encourages, promotes and fosters trade, business, financial or professional interests and commercial relations between India and the United States, including specifically Georgia. www.giacc.net

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GIACC is excited to announce its First India vs. Great Britain Cricket Cuphe match, that will be played between two teams representing the British American Business Council (BABC) and the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) complete with official uniforms and cricket umpires.

Pre-Match Tutorial Session: For those who are not familiar with the rules of cricket, we will have a pre-match tutorial session at noon with an experienced commentator who will also call the match and explain all the action.

Family-Friendly Event: This is a family-friendly event and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and chairs, along with snacks or a picnic lunch. The match will be followed by a reception in the auditorium foyer with food and beverages sponsored by the Consulate General of India.

Awards Ceremony: There will also be a trophy presentation for the winning side and awards for individual excellence. The Consul General of India, Nagesh Singh and the Consul General of the United Kingdom, Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, will attend the awards ceremony.

Location: Oglethorpe University Soccer Field, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE - Atlanta, GA 30319

Agenda:
12:00 pm: Cricket Tutorial Session
12:30 pm: Cricket Match - Start
5:00 pm: Post Match Reception - Auditorium Foyer - Sponsored by Consulate of India

For more information, please contact GIACC President, Mark Pierson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.