The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), in collaboration with the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), Atlanta Film Festival, India China and America (ICA) Institute and the Indian Consulate in Atlanta is is proud to present the Atlanta Indian Film Festival (“AIFF2018”) on May 11-12, 2018 at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech.

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With Georgia's booming film and production industry, coupled with the growing Indian diaspora, the AIFF presents an opportunity to collaborate with one of the leading film festivals in Atlanta and world's largest film industry, Bollywood.

What:
Atlanta Indian Film Festival
When:
May 11-12, 2018

Where: The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in Midtown Atlanta I 875 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Why:
With Georgia's booming film and production industry, coupled with the growing Indian diaspora, the AIFF presents an opportunity to collaborate with one of the leading film festivals in Atlanta and world's largest film industry, Bollywood. This event also aims to introduce the Indian film industry to the vast talent, production, studios and filming opportunities that Georgia offers.
 


CAMERA: AIFF Movie Screenings

The AIFF event will include screenings of the movies, post-screening discussions with the movie’s artists and local film experts as well as opportunities for in-person dialogue with film makers. Follow the AIFF schedule below:

MAY 11, 2018

TARA VERSUS (English) - Short Film
Date : May 11, 2018 | India | 21 mins |English

Showtime: 6.30 pm
Directed by - Ayesha Ninan
Cast: Aditi Vasudev, Shikha Talsania
Synopsis: A struggling comedian has a hard time seeing the funny side of things when her best friend gets a promotion.
*Post-screening discussion with Director Ayesha Ninan.


NUDE (Chitra)
May 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM
| India | 110 mins | Marathi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Ravi Jadhav
Cast - Kalyani Mulay, Madan Deodhar, Shrikant Yadav, Neha Joshi, Chhaya Kadam, Om Bhutkar, Kishor Kadam, Naseerudin Shah
Synopsis: After her husband abandons her and their 12 year old son for another woman; Yamuna is left with no choice but to move to Mumbai for survival. The job she finds is to be a nude model at an art school. She will do everything to fulfill her dream to help her son lead a successful life in future. But fearing society, she keeps her profession a secret. Watch the trailer below. Post-screening discussion with Director Ravi Jadhav

 

MAY 12, 2018

 

Ondu Motteya Kathe | Tale of the Single Egghead |
May 12, 2018 I 3:30 PM I India | 2h 4 mins | Kannada (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Raj Shetty
Cast - Raj Shetty, Usha Bhandari, Shailashree Mulki, Amrutha Naik
Synopsis: Janardhan a 28 year old Kannada Lecturer from Mangalore who is quite an introvert comes to know from an astrologer that he would attain sanyasa (embrace asceticism) if he doesn't get married within a year. Hearing this Janardhan is now in a situation of trouble & desperation as he has never had a decent conversation with females until now in his life & all the proposals his family has seen also has gone in vain as he doesn't look great,physically. Janardhan continues his search for a beautiful bride. In this journey he faces various situations & conflicts which in turn gives him a chance to revisit his inner core & experience his self discovery. Does Janardhan find his bride or does he attain spiritual path?

Join us for a post-screening discussion with Director Raj Shetty

 

 

House For Sale
May 12, 2018 - 7 PM | Canada | 18 mins | English
Directed by - Eisha Marjara
Cast: Suzanna Lenir, Neil Napier, Atif Siddiqi
Synopsis: A stranger posing as a homebuyer shows up at a suburban house that is up for sale. As the owner's wife gives a tour, the stranger recalls a memorable night when a fatal promise was made.
*Post-screening discussion with Director Eisha Marjara who will be attending the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Margarita with a Straw

May 12, 2018 - 7:45 PM| India | 100 mins | English
Directed by - Shonali Bose
Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy
Synopsis: A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
*Post-screening discussion with director Shonali Bose who will be attending the event.



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ACTION: How you can be involved?

Help us bring this inaugural Atlanta Indian Film Festival to Atlanta for two captivating nights of culture, conversation and  celebration of Indian-American life in film on May 11-12, 2018, in Midtown Atlanta.

The AIFF committee is seeking sponsors and volunteers to make this event a success. Learn below how you can become a Partner or Patron of AIFF and become a volunteer. Get in touch with our sponsorship chair to learn more.

 

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