The New York Indian Film Festival has announced its program for 2022.

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), North America’s oldest such event now in its 22nd year, announced its lineup of independent, art-house, alternate, and diaspora films with on-demand streaming offered by Shift72 from May 7-14, 2022, at an in-person press event at the Indian Consulate in New York on April 19, 2022.

According to a news release, on May 14, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., organizers will have a closing night film screening and awards ceremony at the Village East Cinemas, 181 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003.

“For the past two years, we’ve provided virtual streaming of films, giving filmmakers even more opportunities to promote their work.” In the press announcement, Suman Gollamudi, executive director of the Indo-American Arts Council, IAAC, says, “We emerged stronger with a broader footprint as worldwide audiences connected with the films.” “This year, we’re thrilled to host an in-person closing event and award ceremony in New York on May 14.”
“On the 75th Anniversary of Independence, we look forward to sparking a resounding debate about the continued effect of Indian culture on the world,” said IAAC Chairman Dr. Nirmal Mattoo.

NYIFF, presented by the Indo-American Arts Council, Inc. (IAAC), brings alternative, independent cinema worldwide to a New York audience. The festival will have 60 screenings (18 feature narratives, six (6) documentaries, and 36 short films) for the third year.

Faraz Ali’s Shoebox (Hindi) is a second centerpiece film portraying a young woman’s complicated connection with her father as the world changes dramatically.
With Bhagavadajjukam, the first NYIFF showing of a Sanskrit-language film. Special children’s film screenings – Boomba Ride (Assamese) and Gandhi & Co. (Gujarati)
In the Kaifinama, a one-of-a-kind documentary tribute to the late lyricist, poet, and activist Kafi Azmi, and ‘If Memory Serves Me Right, a one-of-a-kind documentary tribute to film critic and larger-than-life Bombay figure Rashid Irani.
Dal Bhat, Keep Punching, Kiss, Man & Wife, My Mother’s Girlfriend, Pariah, and ‘The Way We Are’ are short films exploring LGBTQ stories set in India.

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