8th Annual New York Indian Film Festival Showcases 78 Shorts, Docs & Feature Films from South Asia, North America & the UK


FOUR world premieres, TWO international premieres, SIX North American premieres, ONE U.S. premiere and 11 New York premieres from FOUR South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka), as well as North America and the United Kingdom, will be unveiled at the 18th annual NYIFF, which will take place from May 7th to the 12th at the Village East Cinemas in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The entire festival schedule, which comprises of 78 films in 11 different languages (English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Bengali & Assamese), is now available on the festival’s website.

The media is invited to cover the NYIFF kick-off press conference on Friday, May 4th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Consulate General of India (3 East 64th Street, between Madison and 5th Avenues).

Press Conference: 5 to 6 p.m.
Welcome by Consul General Sandeep Chakraborty
Overview by Aroon Shivdasani, Executive & Artistic Director IAAC
Screen trailers of all NYIFF 2018 films
Specifics of films by Aseem Chhabra, NYIFF Director
Question & Answer Session for press
Cocktail Reception: 6 to 8 p.m.
One-on-one interviews with all participants & attending filmmakers
*Media RSVP is required to by Thursday, May 3rd
*Press Passes will be disseminated for opening & closing night red carpets,
as well as overall festival coverage at the press conference!
Ajji The Hungry
My Pure Land In the Shadows

The festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi language film NUDE (with English subtitles) and close with the New York premiere of veteran NYIFF director Hansal Mehta’s biopic on Islamic fundamentalist Omar Saeed Sheikh, OMERTA. This year’s centerpiece slot will be occupied by Miransha Naik’s Konkoni language film JUZE (with English subtitles), making its North American premiere at NYIFF.
Additional highlights at the festival include:
Tribute to late Shashi Kapoor and late Sridevi
Merchant-Ivory Restrospective
Discovering the Film & Television Market in India Panel Discussion
Shooting Films in New York State Panel Discussion
The Inclusion Rider’s Role in Diversifying Hollywood Panel Discussion
Networking events and nightly parties
Opening and Closing Night Red Carpets