The Indian Diaspora Film Festival '04

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Press Release
The Indo-American Arts Council Presents
The Fourth Annual Indian Diaspora Film Festival November 4-7, 2004
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center Anthology Film Archives, NYC

New York April 29, 2004 : The Indo American Arts Council proudly announces its 4th annual film festival of the Indian Diaspora, from November 4th to7th 2004.

The festival, showcasing cinematic creativity within the South Asian Immigrant Community in the United States will open at the Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater on November 4, 2004 and continue at New York's prestigious Anthology Film Archives until November 7. Feature films, documentaries and shorts by South Asian film makers in America and overseas will be screened.

The opening film will be followed by post screening discussion moderated by Richard Pena, Director of the Lincoln Center Film Society and a Gala Opening Night Benefit dinner at the Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse. The Gala will include a live auction and will honor long time patrons - writer SalmanRushdie, filmmakers Ismail Merchant and Mira Nair, and actress ShabanaAzmi.

The festival attracts a huge number of South Asian, Indophile and Independent film buffs, distributors, festival scouts and the media.Previous festivals have showcased a wide range of Diaspora filmmakers from veterans like Mira Nair, Ismail Merchant & Jagmohan Mundhra to relative newcomers like Nagesh Kukunoor, Nisha Ganatra and Apoorva Lakhia.

Post-screening discussions with the filmmakers and casts, and Q & As with the audience, will follow all films. The festival will conclude with Award Presentations for outstanding creativity to participating filmmakers.

Founded in 1998, the IAAC, passionately promotes, showcases and builds an awareness of Indian artists and artistic disciplines (performing arts, visual arts & literary arts) in North America .

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The IAAC supports all the artistic disciplines in 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 help artists and art organizations in North America as well as to facilitate artists from India to exhibit, perform and produce their work here.



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