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South Asian Spelling Bee Documentary Debuts

South Asian Spelling Bee Documentary Debuts

The soon to be released “Breaking the Bee” documentary that details the rise and dominance of the Indian American diaspora in spelling bees has been accepted into major Film Festival circuits. Starting this month, one can see “Breaking the Bee”...
IFFLA Hosts a Master Class with Kunal Nayyar

IFFLA Hosts a Master Class with Kunal Nayyar

Los Angeles, March 27, 2018: The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced two exciting additional programs and has revealed the distinguished members of its features and shorts juries for the 16th annual festival, which takes place April 11 – 15 at...
Gym Buddies, A Web Series About Two Girlfriends

Gym Buddies, A Web Series About Two Girlfriends

Two girls are making Youtube fun. A web series, “Gym Buddies” is a six-episode season comedy about two women trying to get swole. It’s a satire of Internet culture, fitness culture, and all the nutty things that happen in the gym and on the quest to get in shape. New...
Trail Past Prejudice – a Film about Transcending Stereotypes

Trail Past Prejudice – a Film about Transcending Stereotypes

Trail Past Prejudice (2017) is a short film about giving people a chance beyond their racial stereotypes. Ethnic, immigrant, brown, foreign – are all terms that have been used to describe Indian Americans and none of these even remotely touch upon our life...
Indian Film Festival LA 2018

Indian Film Festival LA 2018

The festival is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. IFFLA will take place April 11-15, 2018 at Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles. This is IFFLA’s second year in this state-of-the-art, world-class...
Irrfan, Because He Liked the Sound of the Extra R

Irrfan, Because He Liked the Sound of the Extra R

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan was studying for his MA degree when he won a scholarship to study at National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1984. The young man from Tonk, Rajasthan had a single r in his name. He was Irfan. In 2012 he changed the spelling of his name...