New York Indian Film Festival

New York Indian Film Festival
517 E 87th street
Suite 1B
New York
New York, United States

Tel: 2125943685
Fax: 2125948476

Festival Overview

NYIFF is a once-a-year opportunity to experience 5 days of the rich and diverse film cultures of the Indian subcontinent through a mix of premiere film screenings, discussions, industry panels, red carpet galas, special events, nightly networking parties and an award ceremony.


All films at the festival are entered into competition. The awards are: Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Feature Film. The awards ceremony is hold on our closing night.


Open to the public

Only Films that comply with the following criteria will be considered. INDIAN DIASPORA CINEMA: Films that feature the work of Filmmakers, Actors, Writers, Directors of South Asian descent living outside the subcontinent; OR Films made by Non-South Asians that feature significant South Asian content, inspiration, subject matter. OR INDIAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA: Films from the Indian Subcontinent with a unique voice/message/creative appeal that are considered avant-garde, or independent. LANGUAGE: English or subtitled in English if the original language is different. PREMIERE: The film should not have premiered in New York (including New Jersey and Connecticut) to remain in consideration.

PREVIEW COPIES - 4 DVD Screeners (NTSC) PRESS KIT - including: at least 4 Hi-Res publicity stills, 30-sec trailer, Director picture & bio, and

Regular Deadline Dec 30th Late Deadline Feb 10th WAB Extended Deadline Feb 15th Fees: $40 for Feature Films $20 for Documentaries and Short Films.

Recent Festival News News
18th Dec 2014 New York Indian Film Festival May 3-9, 2015  
Known festival contacts Contacts
Ramneek Kang
Program Associate
Sushanti Bordoloi
Submissions Coordinator