2019 Atlanta Indian Film Festival

Friday, 2019-05-10 - Saturday, 2019-05-11
Aurora Cineplex

The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), in collaboration with the Indian Consulate in Atlanta, the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), the India China and America (ICA) Institute, and the Atlanta Film Festival is proud to present its one-of-a-kind Atlanta Indian Film Festival (AIFF 2019) on May 10-11, 2019 at the beautiful Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, GA.

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With an Indian diaspora of approximately 150,000 people, and over 500 companies, including Indian-owned and operated businesses in the Atlanta region, the Atlanta Indian film festival will attempt to showcase popular Indian cinema to Atlantans, as well as introduce visiting Indian directors, actors and producers to potential movie production opportunities in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

Atlanta Indian Film Festival
May 10-11, 2019

Where: Aurora Cineplex I 5100 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076
With an Indian diaspora of approximately 150,000 people, and over 500 companies, including Indian-owned and operated businesses in the Atlanta region, the Atlanta Indian film festival will attempt to show case popular Indian cinema to Atlantans, as well as introduce visiting Indian Directors, Actors and Producers to potential movie production opportunities in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.


The AIFF 2019 event will include movie screenings, post-screening discussions with the movie’s artists and local film experts, as well as opportunities for in-person dialogue with film makers. 

Day 1 | Friday, May 10, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Reception | Westin Perimeter Atlanta North
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | The Last Color | 90 minutes

Day 2 | Saturday, May 11, 2019

2:30 PM - 4:24 PM | Ubuntu | 114 minutes
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM | Sindhustan | 60 minutes
7:30 PM - 9:33 PM | Sivaranjani & Two Other Women | 123 minutes


Friday, May 10 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm 
(90 mins, 2019, India)

Written and Directed by Vikas Khanna
Cast: Neena Gupta, Aslam Sheikh, Aqsa Siddiqui, Rajeswar Khanna
Synopsis: A story at a time in India when Indian culture exiled its widows in the ashram and forbade them from participating in society. This unjust horror serves as a backdrop to a story of love and friendship between a widow and a young girl.

Post-screening discussion with Director Vikas Khanna
About Vikas Khanna
James Beard Award Nominee and Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna is an internationally acclaimed Indian chef, award-winning author, poet and filmmaker. He is the recipient of Access to Freedom Award, Eleanor Roosevelt's Shining Star Award, GQ Man of the Year and was featured as "10 Global Legendary Chefs who've revolutionized our eating habits," by Deutsche Welle.

He is host of MasterChef India, Twist of Taste and National Geographic's Mega Kitchens. He has been a guest on MasterChef Australia, Martha Stewart, Hell's Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay and many more shows. Gordon Ramsay featured him as "Top Indian Chef in New York City," on Kitchen Nightmares.

Khanna has established himself as a top authority on Indian Cuisine, hosting successful cooking shows and has written more than 25 cookbooks. His book Flavors First won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award. Khanna Sutra, My Great India and Savor Mumbai won Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

Saturday, May 11 | 2:30 pm to 4:24 pm 
Marathi with English subtitles
Directed by Pushkar Shrotri
Cast: Kanha Bhave, Shashank Shende, Umesh Jagtap, Sarang Sathaye and Bhagyashree Shankpal.
Synopsis: This is the story of a school teacher Shelke Master who teaches a handful of students in a Gram Panchayat sponsored school in a remote village of Maharashtra. He tries day in and day out to improve the future of the kids through education. When the existence of the school is threatened, students and the new teacher pull all stops to try and try to stop the closure, but it just might be too late.

Post-screening discussion with Harshad Parashare, representing Director Pushkar Shrotri
About Pushkar Shrotri
A Marathi, Hindi film & theatre actor, producer and director.

Saturday, May 11 | 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm 
Directed by Sapna Bhavnani

Synopsis: Sindhustan is the story of the largest migration of a culture in history told through ink (tattoos). Sapna Bhavnani interviewed people from the Sindhi community, and turned their stories into tattoos on her legs, thus becoming a human map. Over a span of 10 days of non-stop pain, she turned into a human map of Partition, a museum of memory.

Post-screening discussion with Director Sapna Bhavnani
About Sapna Bhavnani
Sapna has naturally assumed poster-child status as a powerful female figure. She traverses mainstream success with just as much ease as she skirts the underground youth art & culture movement. Ageless, fearless and forever metamorphosing in her endeavors, Sapna has recently begun giving her celebrity-hood the voice of an activist. Just recently Sapna was awarded the "I Believe," award by Savvy Magazine and the "Fem Empowerment," Award by Zee Tv for her work with ex sex workers by starting a free hair academy.

Saturday, May 11 | 7:30 pm to 9:33 pm 
Tamil with English Subtitles
Directed by Vasanth Sai
Synopsis: A Tamil anthology comprising of stories of three married women from different class and caste backgrounds, living in three different decades, but fighting the same enemy within the confines of their homes - the patriarchy.

Post-screening discussion with Director Vasanth Sai
About Vasanth Sai
Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, working in the Tamil film industry. Following a stint as a journalist and after assisting K. Balachander, he made his directorial debut with Keladi Kanmani in 1990, which along with the trendsetting Aasai (1995), are considered his finest and most successful films. Known for being realistic, his films have been described as a "middle path" between parallel and commercial cinema, revolving around social themes and relationships.

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ACTION: How can you be involved?

Help us bring a one-of-a-kind Indian-American Film Festival to Atlanta for two captivating nights of culture, conversation and celebration of Indian-American life in film on May 10 and 11, 2019, at the beautiful Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, Georgia.

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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The Atlanta Indian Film Festival is seeking volunteers to make the event a success. We need volunteer help in marketing, fundraising, event organization and more. Reach out Grace Multani at gracemultani@yahoo.com or at 909-215-1051


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