Thursday, March 31, 2016


By Jose Alberto Hermosillo,

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2016 continues showcasing the best independent, bold, and visionary films made in India and in other places in the World, films from: India, Canada, England and the USA will be showing in Hollywood, California. 

Photo by Jose Alberto Hermosillo, Copyrights Festival in LA
The Director of Programming Mike Dougherty is extremely excited to bring the premieres of those extraordinary Indian films to the Los Angeles' audience.

Photo by Jose Alberto Hermosillo, Copyrights Festival in LA

Inclusion and diversity are the key elements for the success of the Indian Festival, women directors like Deepa Mehta's gangster drama “Beeba Boys” is among the festival favorites.

We only hope for the future that the IFFLA will continue growing by adding more shows in order to don’t overlap such a good films at once
by programming a second screening at different date and time.

Photo by Jose Alberto Hermosillo, Copyrights Festival in LA
The line-up of Indian, Indian-American, and South East Asian films range from traditional drama, shorts, documentaries, and a Round Table with the filmmakers.


India/2015/115min/DCP/Hindi and English
Director: Pan Nalin.


India/2015/92min/DCP/Hindi and English.
Director: Anu Menon.




India/2015/114min/DCP/Hindi. Director: Hansal Mehta.

“Beeba Boys”   

Canada/2015/103min/DCP/Punjabi and English. Director: Deepa Mehta (Academy Award nominee for Water, she also directed: Earth, Fire, and Midnight Children which premiered at the IFFLA three years ago).


UK/2015/90min/DCP/English. Director: Q.


India/2016/108min/DCP/Hindi and English. Director: Kranti Kanade.


“For the Love of a Man”  
India/2015/82min/DCP/Tamil and English. Director: Rinku Kalsy. It's all about the devotion shared by South-Indian Superstar Rajinijanth's fans.


“Island City” India/2015/111min/DCP/Hindi. Director: Ruchika Oberoi.  Won Best Young Director Award of the Venice Days section at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

“Kirumi (Virus)”India/2015/99min/DCP/Tamil. Director: Anucharan Murugaiyan.

“Kothanodi (The River of Fables)”
India/2015/117min/DCP/Assamese. Director: Bhaskar Hazarik. 


“Masaan (Fly Away Solo)”  

India, France/2015/109min/DCP/Hindi. Director: Neeraj Ghaywan. It won the Un Certain Regard’s prestigious FIPRESCI prize in Cannes and the Promising Future Award for director.

“Ottaal (The Trap)”  

India/2014/81min/DCP/Malayalam. Director: Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair. Won Crystal Bear in the Generation Kplus section of the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.


India/UK/USA/2015/117min/DCP/Hindi. Director: Leena Yadav. It won the Stockholm International Film Festival’s first-ever Impact Award.

“The Tiger Hunters” USA/2016/93min/English. Writer-director Lena Khan’s debut feature.


“Umrika”India/2015/102min/DCP/Hindi. Director: Prashant Nair, with Suraj Sharma (LIFE OF PI) and Tony Revolori (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL).  Winner of the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award.

“Visaaranai (Interrogation)”  

India/2015/108min/DCP/Tamil. Director: Vetri Maaran.



ArcLight Hollywood
6360 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028



Go Metro and save $4



Other Articles:

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles 2015 Is Here

The Best Films of 2015 - Festival in LA 

Festival in LA Best Films of 2014

The World's Best Female Lead Singer Movies

“Ixcanul” Pursuits Guatemala’s First Oscar® Nomination

“How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)” A Nostalgic Tale of Brotherhood and Tolerance

The Best Film Festival Posters of 2015   
The Best Film Festival Posters of 2014

 Copyright © 2016 Festival in LA

1 comment:

  1. This is the best function room in the city. The food they served at San Francisco venues was warm, fresh and tasty, and the panoramic window is a sight to behold on a clear day. Their main hall was similar to a club/lounge – however, it had more of an intimate feel.