The opening film will be screened at the Main Street Theater, University of Cincinnati on Sept . Event starts at 6PM, Film starts at 7PM. followed by a gala at 9PM at the Tangeman Main Hall at the University of Cincinnati. 

 

34 films have been selected from the 467 submissions received this year and will be screened at the Freedom Center,  Esquire theatre, Mariemont Theatre, Kenwood Theatre, Cincinnati Art Museum and the Main Street Theater. After parties will be held at Ludlow area restaurants and at the quarter Bistro in Mariemont. The festival will include industry panels on Thursday and Friday 9:30-12PM at the Main Street Theater, University of Cincinnati.  All films are subtitled in English. The festival’s film lineup include premiers of several international award winning films. We are thrilled to be able to share these films with the Cincinnati audience.   Many of the films are made in the US. The films will cover a range of important issues such as transgender, LGBTQ, immigration, racism, elderly children and parent relationships, young sibling relationships, etc.

Individual tickets can be purchased on the Festival site www.iffcincy.com or at the respective venues or their web sites. Tickets will go on sale August 15. Gala Tickets are available on www.iffcincy.com.

We invite you to experience five fun filled days of independent cinema from the Indian and South Asian diaspora across the globe!

Our Schedule.

Our Mission: To engage diversity through Film. To bring understanding and reflection to the common human values that bind us both because of and in spite of our diversity.

Our Cause: Net proceeds of ticket sales will go towards need based scholarships for Cincinnati Public High School for the Cincinnati Sister Cities Youth Ambassador Program (India). Students learn about the culture history, diversity and economy of India through classes and travel. Students are then paired with local corporate mentors and University students as a first step towards making University education their goal.

 AGENDA & DATES: FILM FESTIVAL SEPT 5-10 

September 5, Wednesday 6:30PM

Venue: Cincinnati Art Museum

Item:" HEAT & DUST" Tribute to Shashi Kapoor/SriDevi, cocktails, learn about the upcoming films watch trailers or listen to directors

 

September 6, Thursday, 9:30 AM -12 PM, 2PM-4PM

Venue: UC main street Theater, Tangeman Center Univ of Cincinnati

Event: Industry talks listen to directors

September 6, Thursday, 1PM

Venue: Freedom Center

Event: "SINAM"

 

September 6, Thursday, 3PM

Venue: Freedom Center

Event: "TIKLI & THE LAKSHMI BOMB"

September 7, Friday, 10AM-12AM

Venue: Lindner Center, Athletics Building Main Campus Univ of Cincinnati

Event: Industry Talks And Panel

Director Leena Yadav as Taft speaker will  speak at 9:30 PM, followed by"

Panel discussions with film makers and producers.

Producer  Adhrucia Apana  of Creative Wealth and documentary producer and film Maker Laure Quinllivan are on the panel

 

September 7, Friday, 6PM OPENING FILM

Venue: UC main street Theater, Tangeman Center Univ of Cincinnati

Event: "THE BOY WITH THE TOP KNOT"OPENING FILM, Cocktails, AWARDS

 

September 7, Friday, 9PM-11:30PM

Venue: TUC main Hall (same building as Main street Theater)

Event: GALA

 

September 8, Saturday, 10 AM

Venue: Esquire Theater, Ludlow

Event: "SOUND OF SILENCE" Followed by director on Skype.

September 8, Saturday, 1 PM

Venue: Esquire Theatre, Ludlow

Event: "ASHRAM “Followed by director on Skype.

September 9, Sunday, 10AM

Venue: Mariemont Theatre

Event: "SHORT FILMS” Followed by director on Skype.

 

September 9, Sunday, 1PM

Venue:  Kenwood Theatre.

Event: "HUNGRY”.

 

September 9, Sunday, 5PM

Venue: Mariemont Theatre,

Event: "VENUS".

September 9, Sunday, 6 PM

Venue: Cincinnati Art Museum

Event: "NUDE" CLOSING FILM to be announced Followed by director on Skype.

September 10, Monday, 7 PM

Venue: Esquire Theatre

Event: "SILOUETTES" Encore to the festival:  Followed by director on Skype.

 

Ratee Apana

Executive Director

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati

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