Who We Are


The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

Each year the festival is held at ArcLight Hollywood and features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry. This includes programming that cultivates an audience for Indian films while supporting filmmakers of Indian descent in career development as they navigate the larger studio system in Hollywood. IFFLA’s creative and business programs include the IFFLA Film Fund that helps emerging filmmakers realize their feature-length narrative and non-narrative film projects; the Industry Leadership Awards created to recognize the achievements of industry executives who have contributed considerably towards the entertainment and media industry in India; the One-on-One program where industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in meetings with the IFFLA filmmakers; and the panel discussions with speakers from the film industry.


The 13th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 8-12, 2015 at ArcLight Hollywood, the elegant, state-of-the-art facility at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.


IFFLA showcases a combination of features, shorts and documentaries. The festival provides programming and activities that no other film festival in Los Angeles offers and serves a community of Indian and international filmmakers that has the potential of reaching a crossover audience. IFFLA offers the Los Angeles community a unique opportunity to learn about India’s multi-faceted culture and long history of filmmaking.


Our exciting and highly anticipated Bollywood By Night program includes late night 21+ screenings of classic, new, fresh and noteworthy Bollywood films. Chill out, have a drink and enter a world that’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced!


Directors, producers and cast are invited to present their films and share their experiences with the audiences.


IFFLA offers jury awards for Best Feature and Best Short. Audience Choice Awards in the same categories give the audience the opportunity to vote for their favorite film while offering the filmmakers valuable feedback from the public. New in 2015, Feature films will also be eligible to receive Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.


Industry professionals from major and independent production and distribution companies are invited to participate in one-on-one 10-minute meetings with the participating filmmakers. The objective of this program is to offer a new generation of talented filmmakers the opportunity to meet with players of the North American film industry and provide them with a unique opportunity to advance their careers.


The Opening and Closing Night Galas begin with a screening of a feature film followed by receptions that include Indian culinary delights, music and dance performances. In addition, the festival presents Tributes and Retrospectives to acclaimed Indian filmmakers.


Decorated with a distinctly Indian influence, the festival lounge offers pertinent information, festival related activities and comfort. Festival attendees are able to obtain information about Indian and Los Angeles-based organizations while networking in between screenings and during daily and nightly receptions.


Rhythm Village will celebrate its eighth year anniversary in 2015. Festival and ArcLight Hollywood guests have the unique opportunity to experience free live dance and music performances at the ArcLight Courtyard throughout the 5-day festival.