The 13th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is now accepting entries for the 2015 festival being held April 8 -12, 2015 at ArcLight Hollywood, an iconic, state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Los Angeles.

IFFLA is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry professionals, and promoting the diverse  perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

IFFLA 2014 saw a rise in attendance, publicity, and support from all the major US studios. Over 8,000 people attended the festival, which screened over 30 films. In addition to providing filmmakers a premier showcase for their work, IFFLA also facilitates access to distributors, agents, producers and other entertainment professionals based in Hollywood through a series of industry events, includingreceptions  and the exclusive One-on-One program.

The categories in which entries can be submitted are Features, Documentaries and Shorts with Animation welcome in all categories.
Submitted Films would compete for Jury and Audience Choice Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film.    Feature films will also be eligible to receive Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.

The festival’s final submission deadline is fast approaching on January 16, 2015. This is the last chance to enter films for consideration in the 2015 festival.

IFFLA’s 2015 Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Feature will be awarded a free participation in the Carpe Diem artists-in-residence program, a retreat designed to allow artists an opportunity to create new works in a stimulating environment.  With residencies in India and Spain, Carpe Diem engages artists in intensive workshops, brainstorming sessions, and thought-provoking conversations dealing with cross-cultural art and trans-media storytelling. The winner will get to choose from one of these exciting locations for their residency: Almora (Kalmatia Sangam), Rishikesh (Rainforest House), Kerala (Lily Pad) and Spain (Darabenaz).