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New York Indian Film Festival

April 30-May 7, 2017

New York, US

What’s It All About?

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) is the oldest and most prestigious film festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of and about the Indian subcontinent in the independent, arthouse, alternative and diaspora genres.

Seven days of screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, award ceremony, special events, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences build awareness of Indian cinema, and entertain and educate North Americans about the real India.

Watch Out For!

Opening Night

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Trapped in their own worlds, four women indulge their desires through secret acts of rebellion in small-town in India. A burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young, two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three lives the alternative life of an enterprising saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Caught in a conservative society, these women set forth to break the mold, in search of a little freedom. Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film features Konkana Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

 Film Line-up

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Hotel Salvation




Wrong Side Raju


Doctor Rakhmabai


An Insignificant Man

The Narrow Path





I See You

Patliputra Express

The Stain

The Cobbler


The Thief


Side A Side B

A Death In The Gunj

You Are My Sunday

One Goat’s Mercy Petition

Ondu Motteya Kathe

The Argumentative Indian

Mostly Sunny

Anatomy of Violence

Shoot a Short


Farewell Goddess

Weapons of War: Women of Bastar

The Red Box

Life on the Ganges

Facing the Mountain




OM: Old Man

 Closing Film

You Are My Sunday

In the maddening chaos of Mumbai, five young men living disparate lives share a common activity: playing football at Juhu beach every Sunday. It’s the high point of their week. One Sunday, as a result of the actions of a senile, stranger who joins their game, a ban is issued on playing games at Juhu beach. The group now has to look for a new place to play. More than just football, the film is about each of their lives and how each one deals with their own physical and emotional space. The film is directed by Milind Dhaimade and film features Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Avinash Tiwary, Rasika Duggal and Vishal Malhotra.

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