IFFLA is proud to announce Kranti Kanade as the winner of the first IFFLA Film Fund Development Grant of $10,000 for his script AGAINST ITSELF. The ten finalists, received Final Draft and Sony Creative software as well as notes from our jury. A dossier of their projects was submitted to and is available for any production and distribution companies interested in developing projects that reflect universal themes inherent within Indian culture.
1. AGAINST ITSELF, Kranti Kanade (writer/director), India – WINNER
2. ARAVAN, Raghu Jeganathan (writer/director), USA
3. ENGINEERS OF ROCK, Sushrut Jain (co-writer/director), John Thompson (co-writer), USA
4. LOVE IN THE TIME OF GENOCIDE, Thenmozhi Soundararajan (writer/director), USA
5. SCANDALOUS!, Claire Ince (writer/director), USA
6. SEBASTIAN WANTS TO REMEMBER, Vasant Nath (writer/director), India
7. THE STORY OF RAM, Ritesh Batra (writer/director), USA
8. SWEET DREAMS, Avani Batra (writer/director), India
9. UNTITLED DESERT WAR FILM, Richie Mehta (co-writer/director), Shaun Mehta (co-writer), Canada
10. UNTOUCHABLE GLORY, Mo Ramchandani (writer/director), USA
The IFFLA Film Fund seeks to help emerging filmmakers realize their feature-length narrative and non-narrative film projects that reflect universal themes inherent within Indian culture. The objective of the IFFLA Film Fund is to support projects in all phases of the filmmaking process (development, production, post-production, marketing and distribution) and increase the profile of these films in the United States. The IFFLA Film Fund's first venture was the Development Grant of $10,000; aimed at helping screenwriters develop and fine-tune their scripts, and to strengthen the profile of these writers in the US. The fund parallels IFFLA's mission statement by including filmmakers of non-Indian descent telling stories with Indian cultural themes and Indian filmmakers telling stories with non-Indian themes.
We are currently not accepting submissions for this program.
Rachael Sevilla, Programming Coordinator, email@example.com
The IFFLA Film Fund is an initiative of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA).