17th Annual New York Indian Film Festival
April 30 – May 7
44 Shorts, Docs & Features
7 Regional Language Films
4 South Asian Countries
Opening: Alankrita Shrivastava’s LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
Centerpiece: Khushboo Ranka & Vinay Shukla’s AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN
Closing: Milind Dhaimade’s YOU ARE MY SUNDAY
(New York, NY – March 28, 2017) The New York Indian Festival Festival kicks off its critically-acclaimed, premiere-worthy programming ONE MONTH from now with 44 shorts, documentaries and feature films from FOUR South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) representing English, Hindi and SEVEN regional languages (Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali). All films will have English subtitles.
The festival’s opening night film, LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA, will be screened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (Financial District) on Sunday, April 30th, followed by a fundraising gala open to the public (tickets can be purchased HERE). During the week, films will be screened at the Village East Cinemas (189 2nd Avenue @ 12th St.), including the centerpiece film AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN on Wednesday, May 3rd. The closing night film, YOU ARE MY SUNDAY, will be shown at Mason Hall on the Baruch College campus (17 Lexington Ave @ 23rd St.), followed by an awards ceremony and VIP party.