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Call For Submissions: 2013 NYIFF, May 1-5, 2013

13th Annual NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL, May 1-5, 2013

You are invited to submit your films for consideration at NYIFF 2013

Films that have not been/will not be publicly screened or premiered in New York prior to NYIFF 2013, and meet the following criteria, will be considered.


Films that feature the work of Filmmakers, Actors, Writers, Directors of South Asian descent living outside the sub continent. This may include films made by Non-South Asians that feature significant South Asian content, inspiration, subject matter.



Films from the Indian Subcontinent with a unique voice/message that may be labeled alternate,arthouse, reality, noir or independent cinema.

Feature Film
fictional works 40 mins and over
Short Film
fictional works under 40 mins
Documentary Feature
documentary works 40 mins and over
Short Documentary
documentary works under 40 mins

For a full list of acceptable film formats please visit the submissions page on Withoutabox

If you are unsure whether your film is eligible for submission, please contact: nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com

Earlybird Deadline
Oct 15 2012
Regular Deadline
Dec 24 2012
Late Deadline
Feb 08 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Feb 15 2013

PREVIEW COPIES: 4 DVD Screeners (NTSC), PRESS KIT – 4 Hi-Res publicity stills,
15-sec trailer, Director picture & bio, and Cast and Crew information.

Please submit digital materials to: nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com

Please mail all other materials to:
New York Indian Film Festival
Indo-American Arts Council
517 East 87th Street, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128

For detailed information on rules, required materials, and fees please click the Withoutabox link above

Please direct all queries to nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com

About the Indo-American Arts Council:
Mission Statement

The Indo-American Arts Council is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit, secular service and resource arts  organization charged with the mission of promoting and building the awareness, creation, production, exhibition, publication and performance of Indian and cross-cultural art forms in North America.

The IAAC supports all artistic disciplines in the classical,fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. We work cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding. Our focus is to work with artists and arts organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists and arts organizations from India to exhibit, perform and produce their works here.

IAAC Goals and Objectives are to
Build an awareness of Indian artistic disciplines in North America.• Raise enough money to be able to sponsor artist's activities • Function as a central clearing house for funds for artistic disciplines. • Present artistic events in the disciplines. • Promote and build an interested, aware and educated audience. • Act as a service and resource center for Indian art, artists and arts organizations.• Compile directories of artists in each of the artistic disciplines.• Have our own space.• Have regular outreach programs to schools and colleges, • Encourage young artists to present their work • Create a network for all the  various artistic disciplines to share information and ideas.• Foster an exchange of artists and arts related information between India and the United States.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

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