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The IAAC Film Festival was imagined in 2001 as an Indian Independent and Diaspora Film Festival. ... 2007 denoted the presentation of industry boards at the MIAAC Film ...
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8 th Annual Mahindra Indo American Arts Council Film Festival November 5 th – 9 th 2008

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8 th Annual MIAAC Film Festival The IAAC Film Festival was considered in 2001 as an Indian Independent and Diaspora Film Festival. The celebration joined forces with Mahindra and Mahindra in 2007 and is currently called the MIAAC Film Festival. The eighth MIAAC Film Festival is the debut South Asian stage to advance, showcase, and commend remarkable voices and ability that tell convincing stories. Built up and developing producers merge with a large number of value excitement looking for crowd individuals, press, media outlets, industry heads and celebration software engineers at this occasion. The MIAAC Film Festival gives groups of onlookers a chance to view one of a kind, honor winning movies at no other time screened in the New York territory. This occasion is made conceivable through the backing of visionary corporate and individual supporters and committed staff and volunteers.

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8 th Annual MIAAC Film Festival The MIAAC Film Festival has become immensely in the previous 8 years Films in the Festival expanded from 12 to 60 Festival venues have included Lincoln Center, AMC Loews, Jacobs Burns, Stamford Center, Queens Museum, NewPort Mall. Select movies go to Queens, Connecticut, Atlanta and Westchester Films debuted at the MIAAC Film Festival have been showcased at Tribeca Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Indian Film Festival LA, Mumbai International Film Festival, IFP Market and some more.

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Film Festival Components The MIAAC Film Festival is the yearly festival of voices of Indian Origin from around the globe that tell stories that matter. Premiere night SCREENING : The celebration opens with the screening of a stellar motion picture took after a post-screening dialog with the movie producer and cast. Function DINNER, LIVE AUCTION: A Gala Benefit supper, unrecorded music and a craftsmanship closeout take after the screening. Celebration SCREENINGS: whatever remains of the celebration screenings incorporate short movies, documentaries and elements. These screenings are held in two theaters. POST SCREENING DISCUSSIONS: Post screening examinations are planned with movie producers and cast after each screening. INDUSTRY PANELS: In 2007 we held our first industry board as a part of the film celebration. These boards are intended to encourage relations between film industry officials and authors of South Asian plummet and to instruct movie producers about the North American Film Culture. AFTER PARTIES: Are an indispensable part of the festivals for the movie producers, cast, media, industry and groups of onlookers empowering and encouraging systems administration and unwinding.

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Opening Night Screening Each year the MIAAC Film Festival opens with a momentous, tremendously anticipated component film that sets the tone for whatever remains of the occasion. A year ago 600 individuals went to the Opening night screening 2008 - TBD 2007 - Sanjay Leela Bhansali\'s Saawariya 2006 - Mira Nair\'s The Namesake 2005 - Deepa Mehta\'s Water 2004 - Gurinder Chadha\'s Bride and Prejudice 2003 - Nisha Ganatra\'s Cosmopolitan 2002 - Somnath Sen\'s Leela 2001 - Ismail Merchant\'s ShakespeareWallah

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Gala Dinner/Live Auction The yearly Gala Benefit supper, which is a charming take a seat supper is booked instantly after the premiere night screening. Mentally fortified, socially dynamic supporters of expressions of the human experience speaking to unmistakable corporate and inventive monsters go to the supper and closeout. The sale empowers the IAAC to advance attention to Indian Diaspora specialists and raises stores for operational expenses. The celebration supper and closeout has been held at conspicuous venues in New York, for example, Madam Tussauds, Tavern on the Green and The Kaplan Penthouse.

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Festival Screenings and Post Screening Discussions Festival screenings incorporate an extensive variety of short movies, documentaries movies and highlight movies. Past celebrations have showcased an extensive variety of South Asian movie producers from veterans like Ismail Merchant, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta & Nagesh Kukunoor to relative newcomers like Shonali Bose, Nisha Ganatra, Smriti Mundhra, Ali Kazimi, Ashwin Kumar and the sky is the limit from there. Post screening talks are held with the producers, cast and group furnishing the gathering of people with a knowledge into the distinctive parts of the movies and filmmaking and at the same time giving the movie producers perceivability.

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Industry Panels 2007 denoted the presentation of industry boards at the MIAAC Film Festival. The business boards are gatherings where a select gathering of set up and rising scholars/movie producers can create and cultivate new associations with film industry delegates, including makers, lenders and wholesalers, and in addition other kindred movie producers. The business boards are focused on helping South Asian ability locate its developing group of onlookers, and thusly, gives crowds all over a chance to see movies that mirror the changing demographic of worldwide entertainment.  At the boards 14 screenplays were exhibited by the rising journalists.

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Social Networking Parties Every night movie producers with their cast and team blend with the gathering of people at a hip and up-scale venue: Networking and Relaxing The gatherings have been held at venues, for example, Taj, Blvd, Mantra, Katra, Earth, The Rubin Museum and Bodhi Art Gallery. 200-300 individuals participate in the festivals ordinary. Complimentary wine and snacks are served in the midst of music and moving.

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Press and Partners IAAC works together with different associations to convey the filmmaking group nearer to their gatherings of people. Supports Mahindra, Virgin Comics, Nationwide, Time Warner, Verizon, Analog Digital, AppleCore Hotels, Radisson, Air India, Bank of America, Duggal Visual Solutions, American Airlines, QMA,DCA, NEA, NYSCA. Accomplices IFP, Aicon Gallery, SAAFA, Desipina, Breakthrough, Amar Chitra Katha, Women Make Movies, New York Women in Film and Television, SALAAM, Alter Ego, Gen Art, Indiewire, AAWIC, SAWLF,Asia Society, Meraticket, Sakhi. Media Channels – Filmy, MTV Desi, CNN IBN, Showbiz India, Imaginations TV, NDTV, Eye on Asia, NY1, ITV, TV Asia. Print – NY Times, TimeOut, India Today, Indian Express, India Abroad, Rave, NY Sun, Verve, Rediff.com, Village Voice.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship of the MIAAC Film Festival is your organization\'s opportunity to be connected with an essential, special occasion. Our sponsorships are custom-made to your organization\'s needs. Sponsorship levels range from $5,000 - $100,000. In any case you wish to position your organization or brand to the film group, we will help you finish your objectives. Advantages range from promoting in celebration pamphlet, logo arrangement, item inspecting opportunities, nearness at gatherings, organizing occasions and a great deal more. To end up a patron or demand more data on the conceivable outcomes, contact Aroon Shivdasani , Executive Director IAAC at sponsor@iaac.us . We anticipate altering a sponsorship to fit your organization\'s needs.

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About The IAAC Board of Directors Talat Ansari, Legal Counsel Aroon Shivdasani, President & Executive Director Jonathan Hollander, Vice President & Co-Founder Dilip Advani, Treasurer Ambassador Prakash Shah Tushar Kothari Sandhya Narain Anupam Puri Chandrika Tandon MISSION STATEMENT The Indo-American Arts Council is an enrolled 501 © 3 not-revenue driven, mainstream administration and asset expressions association accused of the mission of advancing and building the mindfulness, creation, generation, show, production and execution of Indian and culturally diverse fine arts in North America. For Information please visit www.iaac.us . Staff Aroon Shivdasani, Executive Director Somi Roy, Film Festival Director Prachi Dalal, Dance Director Amina Ahmed, Director of Exhibitions Asad Lalljee, Literary Director Bhuvana Bhagat, Publicity Director Vasanti Mirchandani, Editor Imrana Khera, Grant Writer Vandana Agarwal, Volunteer Coordinator Nikita Shivdasani, Administrative Assistant Hina Oomer Ahmed, IAAC India Representative Advisory Board Shabana Azmi   • Robert Browning • Gerson da Cunha   • Uma da Cunha   • Mahesh Dattani  • Vishakha Desai  • Wynn Handman   • Maqbool Fida Husain   • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan   • Deepa Mehta   • Nari Pohani   • Rajika Puri   • Zeyba Rahman • Indur Shivdasani   • Sundaram Tagore   • Vijay Tendulkar   • Shashi Tharoor   • Madhur Jaffrey   • Mira Nair  • Salman Rushdie   • Dr. Murali Doriaswamy  • Jane Gullong   • Mallika Sarabhai  

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For more data, please contact: Aroon Shivdasani, Executive Director (aroon@iaac.us) The IAAC Office (admin@iaac.us) Indo-American Arts Council 146 West 29th St, #7R-3, New York, NY 10001 Ph: (212) 594-3685 Fax: (212) 594-8476 Web: www.iaac.us

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