7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston Begins in March
7th Edition of The Indian Film Festival of Houston is all set to begin this March.
The inaugural festival’s success led to a desire to spread the awareness of the Indian culture by expanding the horizons of an international audience through the film medium.
The festival will span 3 nights and will present more than 10 screenings. This makes it one of the most unique and original Indian film festivals in the south. The festival will feature film screenings, special symposia and educational events presented throughout the Houston area.
As background, the Indian Film Festival of Houston (IFFH) is an official event on the International Film Festival circuit and some of the previous winners have been recognized on the international film circuit – one is an Oscar winner and another is an Oscar-nominated film.
IFFH has also been chosen by Houston Press as the 2014 Best Film Festival of Houston.
Sutapa Ghosh is the Founder and Festival Director of Indian Film Festival of Houston. Sutapa was born in Kolkata, India and moved to USA 20 yrs ago. She earned her Master’s Degree (MS) from Rhode Island, USA and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Music (Sitar). Sutapa has produced two Bengali Feature Films, Utsab and Titli, both directed by Rituparno Ghosh. Sutapa was also recognized as the 100 most Creative People in Texas in 2012.
The Indian Film Festival of Houston Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to education in the fields of film and television and in creating a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing quality films that honor entertainment industry performers and film makers while promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora through an annual event.